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Home :: Tourist Attractions :: Red Fort

Red Fort

Location Old Delhi
Significance The Centre of Mughal Government
Architectur Mughal Style of Architecture
Built By Shahjahan

Red Fort, New DelhiThe sprawling huge structure is the largest of old Delhi's monuments. Popular as Lal Quila, amongst the locales, the Red Fort is surrounded by thick red sandstone walls, jutting with turrets and bastions have remained firm against the vagaries of nature. The Fort is located in the northeast corner of the original city of Shahjahanabad and rises above a wide dry depression. The wall of the Red Fort elongates upto 2 km, and the height varies from 18 metres on the riverside to 33 metres on the city side.


The History
The construction of this massive fort started on 1638 by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, and work was completed in 1648.

The fort has everything that showcase the centre of Mughal government - halls of public and private audience, domed and arched marble palaces, luxuriant private apartments, a mosque and elaborately designed gardens.

The fort is a fine representation of the Mughal grandeur. Despite being attacked by the Persian Emperor Nadir Shah in 1739 and during the war of independence in 1857, the fort remains intact bearing its past extravagance.

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The Fort Highlights
Lahore Gate is the entrance to the fort, the name of which suggest that it faces Lahore (in Pakistan)

This gate has a special place in the history of India since the first war of independence. It has been the place from where many important speech gas been delivered by freedom fighters and national leaders of India.

Lahore Gate at Red Fort, Delhi IndiaThe Fort also houses the Diwan-i-Aam or the Hall of Public Audiences, where the Emperor would sit and hear complaints of the common people. The Diwan-i-Khas is the hall of private audiences, where the Emperor held private meetings. The hall is made of marble and at the centre there used by the peacock throne, which was carried away to Iran by Nadir Shah in 1739.

The other highlights within this monument complex are the Hammams or the Royal Baths, the Shahi Burj, which used to be Shahjahan's private working area, and the Moti Masjid or the Pearl Mosque, built by Aurangzeb for his personal use.

The Rang Mahal (Palace of Colours) housed the Emperor's wives. Crowned with gilded turrets, delicately painted and beautified with an intricate mosaic work of mirrors, and a ceiling laden with gold and silver, gives this place an awesome look.


Red Fort Today
Today, the Red Fort is an impressive reminder of the glorious Mughal era, and its magnificent architecture simply leaves one awestruck. The Fort today is the venue from where the Prime Minister of India addresses people of India on 15th of August (The Independence Day).


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