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Red Fort

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* Red Fort is the best example of Mughal Architecture that had been built by any Mughal Emperor ever. It had been built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan during his reign - 1638 and 1648.
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City:                             New Delhi

Constructed By:   Mughal Emperor Shahajahan

Year of Establishment:   1648

Nature of the building:    Fort

Location:    Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi,

Preferred Timings:  Open on all day from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. except Monday

Entry Fee: INR 15 for Indian Citizens and INR 100 for all the foreigners

   Nearest Railway Station:  Old Delhi railway station

Nearest Metro Station:   Chandni Chowk

Red Fort is the best example of Mughal Architecture that had been built by any Mughal Emperor ever. It had been built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan during his reign i.e. 1638 and 1648. The structure’s length is around 2 km its height varies from 18 meters to 33 meters.


Red Fort

At present, visitors enter in this fort through the Lahori Gate. There is a small but very busy market place more popularly known as ‘Meena Bazar.’ This market is famed for the collection of antiques, miniature paintings, and beautiful fake ivory Jewellery. The beautiful carpet of this market is also very much famous.

Red Fort View

Diwan-i-Am

Diwan-i-Am
Diwan-i-Am or Hall of Public Audience – it is located inside the Red Fort that is richly decorated with the gilded stuccowork. Primarily, it had a courtyard on its front where emperor used to hear the cases of his countrymen.

 

Diwan-i-Khas

Diwan-i-Khas
The Diwan-i-Khas is the hall of Private Audiences. Here emperor had been used to hold private meetings. it is made up of marble, and its centre-piece had Peacock Throne, which was studded with rubies and gems. However, it had been carried away to Iran by Nadir Shah in 1739. About this Amir Khusro said “If there is Paradise on the face of earth, it is here, it is here, it is here."

Moti Masjid

Moti Masjid
It was the personal mosque of the great Mughal emperor Aurungzeb, which is more popularly known as Pearl Mosque. It lies on the west side of Hamam. It is made up of black-marble outlines of 'musallas' (small carpets for prayers) and it is surmounted by three bulbous domes.

 


Mumtaz Mahal


Mumtaz Mahal
It was also acknowledged as 'Chhoti Baithak' that is located Yamuna River side. The interesting story behind this structure was - a beautiful water channel known as 'Nahr-i-Bihisht' (means Stream of Paradise) used to flow through these palaces.

Naqqar Khana

Naqqar Khana
It is a Music house situated at the entrance of the palace area. Here music had been used to play five times a day on the pre-fixed hours. Surprisingly, it houses a gate called as 'Hathi Pol' or Elephant Gate. Here visitors had used to get down from their elephants.

 


Rang Mahal


Rang Mahal
The Rang Mahal or the 'Palace of Colors' is a magnificent Lotus shaped fountain, made up of a single piece of marble, that housed the Emperor's wives and mistresses. This palace had been adorned with excellent paintings, mosaics of mirrors, and gold bordered projections. Its ceiling was built with gold and silver which wonderfully reflected in a central pool in the marble floor.


Hamam

Beside the Diwan-i-Khas, or Hall of Selective Audience, there is Hamam i.e. emperor’s bathroom. It comprises three apartments interconnected with corridors. It is beautified with the marble floors and dados i.e. floral patterns of multi-colored stones.

In addition, there is a museum inside the fort where you can see the much antique weapons and dresses.

Even today, the Red Fort or Lal Quila is one of the major landmarks and historic place to visit in Delhi City. It reminds the unique glory of the Mughal. Moreover, it is must visit place.

Nearby Places of Attraction

Jama Masjid, Chandani Chowk, Raj Ghat, and many more where you can enjoy your leisure time.

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