Buland Darwaza (Hindi: बुलंद दरवाज़ा, Urdu: بُلند دروازه, pronounced [ˈbʊlənd̪ d̪ərˈʋaːzaː]), meaning 'high' or 'great' gate in Persian. It is located in Fatehpur Sikri which is located 43 km away from Agra, India. It is also known as the "Gate of Magnificence." Buland Darwaza or the loft gateway was built by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar in 1601 A.D. at Fatehpur Sikri. Akbar built the Buland Darwaza to commemorate his victory over Gujarat.
Mughal architecture, an amalgam of Islamic, Persian, Turkish and Indian architecture, is the distinctive style developed by the Mughals in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries in what is now India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. It is symmetrical and decorative in style.
The Mughal dynasty was established after the victory of Babur at Panipat in 1526 (the Battle of Panipat) . During his five-year reign, Babur took considerable interest in erecting buildings, though few have survived. Six Mughal buildings are declared as World Heritage Site. They are Humayun's tomb, Agra Fort, Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, Fatehpur Sikri, Red Fort and of course Taj Mahal Several monuments from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afganistan are included in tentative list.