Red Fort Delhi - Red Fort is one of the prime travel attractions of New Delhi. Thanks to the architecture of Red Fort, this monument of Mughal dynasty is one of the best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Here we offer you information on Red Fort that you have always wanted to know about.

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Red Fort Delhi

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Through the pages of history.....
The Red Fort stands as the result of the decision of Shahjahan in 1639, to shift his capital to New Delhi from Agra. Within eight years, Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort-Qila-i-Mubarak (fortunate citadel)-New Delhi's seventh fort.

Specimen of Artisitic Brilliance- Red fort:
The Red Fort stands witness to the glorious Indian history and architecture. This fort built behind red sandstone walls gives the fort its name. The Red Fort or Lal Qila reiterates the period of Moghul magnificence. This famous citadel comprises of massive audience halls and marble palaces. The architecture was accentuated with precious stones when constructed.

The two main gateways are the Lahore Gate and the Delhi Gate.

The Red Fort is to be entered by the Delhi Gate, that leads to the Hathi Pol or Elephant Gate.

The Diwan-e-am and the Diwan-e-khas are pavilions from where the king addressed the common people and the elite respectively.

The Rang Mahal is a water-cooled apartment for the royal ladies and in the basement of the fort there is a market where one can buy traditional Indian goods at very competitive rates.

The Khas Mahal and Sheesh Mahal are exquisitely decorated halls, that radiate the brilliance and splendor of Mughal royalty.

The Lahore Gate opens to Chatta Chowk which as once a royal market . The arcade was also known as Meena bazar.

Moti Masjid (pearl mosque) was a private mosque built by by Aurangzeb (Shahjahan's son) for his personal use.

Spotlight on red fort:

Front View of Red Fort
It was here that he first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, unfurled the Indian flag on 15 August 1947 commemorating the end of the British colonial rule.

Prime Minister
Every year on Independence day, the Prime minister addresses a huge crowd assembled in the Maidan (ground) overlooking the fort, from its Lahore gate.

Naggar Khana Gateway at the Red Fort
» Every evening a sound and light show recreates the Red fort's history. There are shows in English and Hindi, and tickets are available from the Fort. The show is highly recommended.
Trip Time:
One day is convenient to look around Red Fort. If desired, the trip can be extended to discover other monuments of Delhi.

Delhi Weather:
Summer: During summer temperature shoot to about 47 C once in a while, though the average maximum temperature is about 42 C.The days are extremely hot and often accompanied by dust storms. Winter: Winters are very pleasant. The mornings are very foggy, the nights cold. The maximum temperature on a very cold Delhi afternoon would be about 12 C and the minimum would fall to about 2 C.
Transport Accessibility:
» Air : All the major National and International Air Lines have their flights operating from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.
» Rail : The Indian Railway with their modern and organised network connects Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India. There are three important Railway Stations in Delhi namely New Delhi Rly. Station, Old Delhi Rly. Station and Hazarat Nizamuddin Rly. Station.
» Bus :Delhi is well connected by road to all major destinations in North India. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) are located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi Transport Corporations of the neighbouring states provide frequent bus services.

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