Red Fort

Red Fort

See the beauty and royalty of India

Constructed in the year 1639, Red Fort is designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The fort was designed by the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in Delhi. For nearly 200 years, Red Fort or Lal Quila was used by the Mughal emperors for residential purpose and a political center as well. The building shows the creativity of the craftsman in the Mughal period.  Few of the points that describe the innovative architecture of the red fort are listed below:

  • The walls of the Lal Quila are made with red sandstone which gives it a unique look.
  • Usage of beautiful marbles
  • Amazing floral decorations
  • Embellishment with precious stones and ornaments
  • Eye-catchy garden design
  • A water channel referred as “Stream of Paradise”, etc.

It was designed in a way that after heavy destruction and invasion by the Nadir Shah and the British colonizers the building still looks magnificent.

Main attraction within the royal fort

The Indian Prime Minister hoists the national flag every year on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day at the main entry gate of the fort known as Lahore Gate. The Read Fort has still many historic edifices to see apart from the huge entry gate. Some of the prominent ones are as follows:

  • Rang Mahal or Palace of Color
  • Mumtaz Mahal
  • Khas Mahal
  • Moti Masjid
  • Shahi hammam or Royal Baths
  • Hall of Public Audiences
  • Hira Mahal

In the red fort, three museums have been set up with the name war-memorial museum, archaeological museum, and museum of blood paintings.

For tourists, a sound and light show has been arranged in the evening of the day.  In this show, they get to know about the history of the fort.

How to Reach:

To see the royal monument, you can take taxis, bus or a metro. Metro is the best option for the tourists. They can take the metro for Chandni Chowk. From the metro station, it took hardly 10 minutes to reach the monument.

So, enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free Lal Quila trip.