the red fort

the red fort, Delhi

The Red Fort
Place Type : Historical
Category : Local Attraction
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City : Delhi
State / District : New Delhi / New Delhi
Category : Local Attraction
Place Type : Historical
City : Delhi
State : New Delhi
District : New Delhi

Constructed in 1648 by Shah Jahan as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort is named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone and is adjacent to the older Salimgarh Fort, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546. The imperial apartments consist of a row of pavilions, connected by a water channel known as the Stream of Paradise (Nahr-i-Behisht). The fort is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity under Shah Jahan and although the palace was planned according to Islamic prototypes, each pavilion contains architectural elements typical of Mughal buildings that reflect a fusion of Timurid and Persian traditions. It's innovative architectural style, including its garden design, influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kashmir, Braj, Rohilkhand and elsewhere. With the Salimgarh Fort, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 as part of the Red Fort Complex.

On Independence Day (15 August), the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at the main gate of the fort and delivers a nationally-broadcast speech from its ramparts.


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Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Contact No. : 011 2327 7705
Website : http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_tktd_delhi_redfort.asp
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