Buland Darwaza

Buland Darwaza, the colossal triumphal arch, was built in 1575 on the southern wall of the courtyard.

It celebrates Akbar's conquest of Gujarat.

The towering portal has the height of 176 feet from ground level and 134 feet over the top step.

The grand recessed central arch is the most magnificent of its kind in the entire range of Mughal architecture in India.

Modest ornamentation with calligraphy contains a famous line: The world is but a bridge: Pass over but build no houses on it.

The Buland Darwaza commands the landscape for miles.