Red Fort is located in Delhi it is historic, fort is made of red sandstone. The fort was built by the fifth Mughal Badshah Shah Jahan. The Red Fort derives its name from the red-sandstone walls, which make the fort almost impregnable. The fort, which is located at Old Delhi, is one of the massive and prominent structures of India and is a fine example of Mughal architecture.. This historic fort was selected by a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856.
Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned construction of the Red Fort on May 1638, when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. Originally red and white, the Shah’s favourite colours, its design is credited to architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, who also constructed the Taj Mahal. The fort lies along the Yamuna River, which fed the moats surrounding most of the walls. Red fort construction began in the sacred month of Muharram, on 13 May 1638. In the British period, this fort was mainly used in the cantonment form. After independence, its many important parts remained under the control of the army till 2003.
The Lahore Gate is its main gateway. There is a long market inside of it. Chatta Chowk, on whose walls are the rows of shops After this there is a large open space, where it bites north-south road. This road divides the fort first into parts of military and civil palaces. The southern end of this road is Delhi Gate.
|Place||New Delhi, India|
|Architects||Ustad Ahmad Lahori|
|Built By||Shah Jahan|
Red Fort, Delhi Opening and Closing Time:
Normally open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on all days except Mondays.