It was built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan when the Mughal capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Shaped like an irregular octagon, the fort is about 2 kms. in circumference. The river Yamuna once flowed besides its battlements. Its handsome gates Lahore, of Delhi and Elephant, are masterpieces of builder’s art. Within the ramparts are splendid ornamented buildings, pavilions, gardens, tanks, the Moti Masjid a marvel in marble, and two museums, the Archaeological and War memorial. The buildings worth visiting are – Naubat Khana, Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas, Rang Mahal and Khas Mahal. A Sound and Light show recreates the history of Delhi and this Fort. The Red Fort was the last fort of Delhi, it witnessed the glory and fall of Mughals, the British rule, and then the dawn of Indian independence.
- Post author:Khushi Anand
- Post published:January 15, 2021
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