Red Fort

The Red Fort is a historic fort in New Delhi and was built in 1639. It was built on the orders of the 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. This fort was actually named Lalkot, meaning Red coat which was the first built city in Delhi. It has massive enclosing walls of red sandstone and is adjacent to Salimgarh Fort. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Every year’s Independence day, the Prime Minister hoists the national flag on the Lahore Gate and delivers a national speech. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Delhi. Also, it appears on the back of the Rs. 500 note.

The Red Fort has an area of 254 acres enclosed by 2.41km of defensive walls with maximum height of 33m. The kohinoor diamond was a big part of the furnishing. It’s artwork contains styles from India, Europe and Persian resulting in a unique design.

It also has a lot of major structures built inside it, which you can see in the video.

One can reach Red Fort by metro or by bus although it is more convenient by Metro only. Neareast metro station is Chandni Chowk.

Address:
Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

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