Red Fort is the national historical building in the city in Delhi. It is located in the center of Delhi and a number of houses museums.It made by mhugal emperor in 12 may 1639-6april 1948 (8 year ,15 days). Every Year The prime minister of India hoists the Indian Tricolors Flag (that is the national flag of India ) in the main gate of The Fort. Redfort is not know about your outside beauty of fortified wall. you can find the most attraction inside the fort like places hall masume and other things.
The Red Fort Complex was built as the palace fort of Shahjahanabad – the new capital of the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan. Named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone, it is adjacent to an older fort, the Salimgarh, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546, with which it forms the Red Fort Complex. The private apartments consist of a row of pavilions connected by a continuous water channel, known as the Nahr-i-Behisht (Stream of Paradise).
The Red Fort is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity which, under the Shah Jahan, was brought to a new level of refinement. The planning of the palace is based on Islamic prototypes, but each pavilion reveals architectural elements typical of Mughal building, reflecting a fusion of Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions The Red Fort’s innovative planning and architectural style, including the garden design, strongly influenced later buildings and gardens in Rajasthan, Delhi, Agra and further afield.
The Red Fort has been a symbol of power since the reign of Shah Jahan, has witnessed the change in Indian history to British rule, and was the place where Indian independence was first celebrated, and is still celebrated today. The Red Fort Complex has thus been the setting of events critical to the shaping of regional identity, and which have had a wide impact on the geo-cultural region.
The nominated property has been declared a monument of national importance under the Ancient Monument and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1959. A buffer zone has been established. Although the state of conservation of the property has improved over the past ten years, much more work is needed to put the overall state of the property into a stable condition and to ensure visitors do not contribute to its decay. The Red Fort Complex is managed directly by the Archaeological Survey of India, which is also responsible for the protection of all national level heritage sites in India and Indian cultural properties included in the World Heritage List.
Why are tourism attract The Red Fort?
Constructed in the 17th century, this monument is an attraction by itself. The fort covers 254 acres of land covering 2.4 km. The fort is octagonal in shape and many regions of the fort are decorated with marble works. Kohinoor diamond is said to be a part of the decoration. There are three gates to the fort. The royals used to enter into the fort via the Khizrabad Gate and it is now closed for public. The Lahore and Delhi gates are open to public. If you walk out of the Lahore gate, you can find a large shopping area, Chatta Chowk for souvenir shopping and window shopping. The shopping complex is famous for household objects, silk, jewelry and hall has large columns supported by decorated arches.
You can find a raised platform with balcony from where the royals gave speeches. Walk past the hall to reach the imperial apartments on raised platforms. You can find canals that connect all the pavilions. The water is drawn from River Yamuna. The southern most pavilions of the fort are women’s quarters, which contains Mumtaz Mahal and Rang Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal holds an archaeological museum. The museum holds artifacts of Mughal era. You can find astrolabes, jade objects, daggers, curtains, carpets, swords, inkpots, miniature paintings and others. One of the galleries in the museum holds pictures of independence struggles..
Rang Mahal was used by the wife and mistresses of the emperor. The palace is brightly colored and is decorated with mosaic. You can find a large marble pool inside. Khas Mahal is the apartment of the king. On the northern part of the audience hall, you can find a small court, which was used, as the hall of private audience.
Best Time To Visiting
The fort is at prime beauty throughout the year. If you visit during national holidays like Independence Day and Republic Day, you can find many interesting activities and even the Prime Minister’s speech. On the drawback, the fort will be heavily crowded during these holidays and the security will be very high.
Season has no effect on the beauty of the fort. However, visiting India during summer can be dehydrating and humid experience. Delhi experiences very hot climate from March to June. Monsoon starts in July and ends in September. The prime tourism season is the winter season, which starts in October and ends in February.
Entry Fee and Visiting Time of Red Fort
The fort is open throughout the week except on Mondays. The fort is open from 7 in the morning until 5:30 in the evening for sightseeing. It takes around 2-3 hours to scale the whole place. The light and sound show takes place in the evening.
- Hindi Show : 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- English Show : 9 pm to 10 pm
- Children below the age of 15 are free to enter the fort. Indians, SAARC citizens and BIMSTEC citizens are charged INR 10 per head. Others are charged INR 250 per head. Cost for the sound and light show is :
- Weekdays: INR 60 per head for adult and INR 20 per head for children
Weekends and Holidays: INR 80 per adult and INR 30 per children
- Tickets for the show and entry to the fort should be purchased separately.
Quick Facts about Red Fort
- Type: Monument
- Status: UNESCO world heritage site
- Original Name: Qila-e-Mubarak, which means the Blessed Fort
- Red Fort Area: Spread over an area of about 256 acres
- Red Fort Gates: 2 entrances namely Delhi Gate & Lahori Gate
- Red Fort Built in: Construction of Red fort started in 1638 and was completed in 1648.
- Red Fort Architect: Architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
- Nearest Metro station to Red Fort: Chandni Chowk Metro Station
- Red Fort Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Near Chandni Chowk