Dilli ka Lal Qila (Delhi’s Red Fort) is among the most iconic monuments in the capital city of India. It’s on the wish list of all visitors interested in the history of this incredible city. This fort is a testimony of the royalty of the Mughals and it honors the struggle against the British. This architectural gem in the heart of Delhi is made of red sandstone and is spread over 250 acres.
The Red Fort is high on architectural styling, and has a subtle blend of Indian, European and Persian architecture. Deriving its name from red-sandstone walls, it was residence of Mughal emperor until 1857, but now it has number of museums. The walls of fort rise 33 meters above the clamour of Old Delhi. These walls were designed to keep out the invaders. On 15th August every year, the Prime Minister of India hoists national flag at the main gate of fort.
Red Fort was originally known as “Blessed Fort”, and its construction was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1638 when he decided to shift his capital to Delhi from Agra. The fort has area of 254.67 acres with 2.41 kms of walls. Its artwork has Indian, European and Persian art. Designed by Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, who constructed Taj Mahal, the fort lies along Yamuna River.Along with Salimgarh Fort, it was considered as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.