Situated in the hub of the capital city, Red Fort or Lal
Quila is an ancient Mughal monument. It accommodated many Mughal emperors
during the Mughal reign in India. The monument was constructed in the mid 19th
century by the popular Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It signifies the shift in the
country’s capital from Agra to Delhi. The monument is named after the secure
and robust red sandstone that’s used for the construction of the whole Quila. It
stands at a height of 18-33 meters. The architecture project of Red Fort was
handed over to Ustad Ahmad Lahori, a popular architect of that time.
Not only was the fort known for housing Mughal families and
emperors, but it was regarded as the political center and the venue for events.
This Indo-Islamic and Mughal structure was under the control of the British
Empire before independence. Currently, the government of India is the owner of
Recently, this red sandstone structure serves as the
historical attraction in New Delhi. Red Fort is the most popular tourist
attraction in the capital city, receiving thousands of tourists every day. The
fort features quite a few museums that have ancient artifacts. The prime
minister of India unfolds the national flag of the country every independence
day and delivers a speech that is broadcasted live on the national television.
Often known as Quila-e-Mubarak, the beautiful architecture of the Quila boasts
the wonderful Mughal architecture. The museums here have lots of precious artifacts
and other interesting art pieces that you would love to capture.
Due to its strong association with history and heritage, Red
Fort is considered as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Delhi.
Currently, the maintenance and security of Red Fort are in the hands of The
Archaeological Survey of India.