INDIAN HISTORY AND TRAVELING INFORMATION


Red Fort Delhi 

The Red Fort of Delhi is a historic fort of the city of Delhi in India. The Red Fort is a very special place for tourists in India. Tourists coming from other countries also like to see this fort of India. Talking about this fort, let us tell you that till 1856, this fort was ruled by the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for almost 200 years. It is located in the center of Delhi and also houses several museums. The fort was the formal and political center of the Mughal state, apart from the emperors and their home, and the region was specially set up for the assembly. If you are planning to visit the Red Fort, then this place can be very special for you, but before you go here, you should know many information about this place, which we are going to tell you with the help of this article.



The fort was built in 1639 by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor, as the palace of his capital Shahjahanabad. It is named Red Fort because of its huge walls of red sandstone. This fort is very close to the old Salimgarh Fort built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546 AD. The royal part of this fort consists of a row of pavilions, known as the Stream of Paradise (Nahar-e-Bihisht). The fort complex is the part that is known to represent the area of ​​Shah Jahan and Mughal creativity. Lal Qila was built in 1639 by the eminent Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. During his reign he built some of the finest architecture, which is the best example of Mughal architecture worldwide. The Taj Mahal is also a part of Mughal architecture.

After moving from the Mughal capital Agra to Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort was built as the new seat of the Mughal Empire. This fort is made of red sandstone whose walled citadel took almost a decade to complete. It is said that it remained well planned and organized compared to the previous generation of the Mughal Empire. The last Mughal emperor to rule the Red Fort was Bahadur Shah Zafar. It was then annexed by the British in India. The Red Fort was built in the 17th century as Shah Jahan's palace and was built when they used it as the capital city. The Red Fort has many pavilions which depict the creativity of the Mughal emperor. This palace was designed by the architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori. The Red Fort is built on the banks of the holy river Yamuna. Let me tell you that it took 10 years to build this big Red Fort. This palace has been the residence of many emperors and kings from Sharu who ruled it. The Red Fort is named 'Lal Quila' because it is built in red sandstone. The Red Fort is one such place in the country where the Prime Minister of India delivers his speech on Independence Day.


When Shah Jahan ruled this fort, it was called Shahjahanabad. Now it is called Delhi. When Aurangzeb ruled the Mughal dynasty after Shah Jahan ruled this fort, the Red Fort began to lose its sheen. Note that the Red Fort has a silver roof which was later replaced with a copper roof to raise money. Subsequently in the year 1793, a Persian emperor Nadir Shah captured the Red Fort and took away valuable possessions from the fort. The Marathas defeated the 16th Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II and ruled Delhi for 20 years. He was later defeated by the British and took away all the valuable possessions inside the fort including the Kohinoor diamond.
The British looted valuable goods like the crown of Bahadur Shah Zafar, Shah Jahan's cup of wine and much more and sent it to Great Britain. The Red Fort monument once used to be a magnificent structure, made of precious stones and metals. The Red Fort looks very attractive in appearance. This fort is the pride of Delhi. The Red Fort is built in an octagonal shape. The entire fort has been decorated with marble. The Kohinoor diamond was once part of the decoration of this fort, but it was taken to the British after occupying it in India. There are three gates inside the Red Fort and this fort is one of the largest forts in Delhi. 


The Red Fort consists of Mughal, Hindu and Persian architectural styles. Within the complex inside this large fort, there are large buildings like Moti Masjid, Naubat Khana which used to be music halls earlier. Mumtaz and Rang Mahal, which was a women's place and a museum, have all the artifacts of the Mughal period. The palaces and buildings of the Red Fort have many gardens, pavilions and ornamental arches. The Red Fort is one of the best monuments in history which is located in Delhi. When you visit this fort, you will get to know a lot about this fort.

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