Red Fort Delhi

Delhi's famous Red Fort is known by that name because of the red stone with which it is built and it is one of the most magnificent palaces in the world. India's history is also closely linked with this fort. It was from here that the British deposed the last Mughal ruler, Bhadur Shah Zafar, marking the end of the three century long Mughal rule.Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, after ruling from Agra for eleven years, decided to shift to Delhi and laid the foundation stone of the Red Fort in 1618. For its inauguration in 1647, main halls of the palace were draped in rich tapestry and covered with silk from china and velvet from Turkey. With an circumference of almost one and a half miles, the fort is an irregular octagon and has two entrances, the Lahore and Delhi Gates.
Red Fort ( لال قلعہ English as Lal Qil'ah or Lal Qila) is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the walled city of Old Delhi (in present day Delhi, India). It served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857, when Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled by the British Indian government. British used it as a military camp until India was made independent in 1947. It is now a popular tourist site, as well as a powerful symbol of India's sovereignty: Prime Minister of India raises the flag of India on the rampants of the Lahori Gate of the fort complex every year on Independence Day. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.Mughal Emperor Shahjahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and work was completed in 1648(10years). Red Fort was originally referred to as "Qila-i-Mubarak" (the blessed fort), because it was the residence of the royal family. The layout of the Red Fort was organised to retain and integrate this site with the Salimgarh Fort.
fortress palace was an important focal point of the medieval city of Shahjahanabad. This Fort has had many developments added on after its construction by Emperor Shahjahan. the site after the First War of Independence during British Rule in 1857. After Independence, the site experienced a few changes in terms of addition/alteration to the structures. During the British period the Fort was mainly used as a cantonment and even after Independence, a significant part of the Fort remained under the control of the Indian Army until the year 2003.The Red Fort is a tourist attraction from around the world.The Red Fort was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, Shahjahanabad, the seventh city in the Delhi site. He moved his capital here from Agra in a move designed to bring prestige to his reign, and to provide ample opportunity to apply his ambitious building schemes and interests.The fort lies along the Yamuna River,The wall at its north-eastern corner is adjacent to an older fort, the Salimgarh Fort, a defense built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546.The construction of the Red Fort began in 1638 and was completed by 1648.The last Mughal emperor to occupy the fort was Bahadur Shah II "Zafar". Despite being the seat of Mughal power and its defensive capabilities, the Red Fort was not defended during the 1857 uprising against the British. After the failure of the 1857 rebellion, Zafar left the fort on 17 September. He returned to Red Fort as a prisoner of the British. Zafar was tried on in a trial starting on 27 January 1858, and was exiled on 7 October.
Red Fort delhi

Red Fort, also known by all as the Lal Qila, lies on Netaji Subhash Marg in New Delhi towards Old Delhi next to Chandni Chowk and can be reached by Metro with Kashmiri Gate as the nearest Metro Station. It is the seventh fort of Delhi and was constructed in 1639 that took ten years to complete in 1648 over the 'Mughal city' and 'seventh city of Delhi' named 'Shahjahanabad' or the 'Walled City' by Mughal Emperor ShahJahan. It was named as the Quila-i-Mubarak which means the 'Blessed Fort' that would be a home to the Mughal Royal Family and also serve as the Capital of the Mughal Empire. In 1857, Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled by the British who then used the fort as their Military camp up till Independence of India in 1947. During the Mughal reign, the fort saw numerous changes, alterations and additions by Emperor ShahJahan, Emperor Aurangzeb and the British Government.

main attraction of the Red Fort is the Sound and Light Show that tells tales of its historical past .The fort is opened for public viewing from Sunday to Tuesday and closed on Mondays. The entry fee for Indian residents is only Rs. 10/- whereas for Foreign Nationals is US $2.00 or Rs. 100/- (entry fees are subject to change). For video filming, the charge is Rs. 25/- for each camera and one can spend the entire day from 1000 hours to 1600 hours during its preferred visitation time.