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After visiting Qutub Minar,we took the Metro again and reached Chandni Chowk.After a nice walk along the Gurudwara we reached just in time for the Sound and Light Show Red Fort.

Do check for the timings of the Sound & Light show,it keeps changing depending on seasons.

Lal Quila or the Red Fort is a marvelous monument which was built during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. This fort was built as a replacement capital palace, when Emperor Shah Jahan decided to shift from Agra to Delhi. Delhi became the capital city with Red Fort as the capital fort.

 

This beautiful red monument was completed in the year 1648. The Lal Quila was the home for the royal family. It was called as the “Qila- i- Mubarak”.

This Mughal architectural wonder came into being after ten years of hard work. The massive fort was used mainly as a palace for the Mughal family. The Lal Quila showcases the various architectural experiments which were made as per the tastes of the Mughal Emperor. Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor, called this fort as the “Uru- Muhalla”.

Naqqar Khana

Lal Quila consists of the Naqqar Khana which served as a drum house. This drum house played music five times a day during the Emperor’s reign.

Diwan- i- Am and Diwan-i- Khas

The Diwan- i- Am and Diwan- i- Khas are present inside the fort as important areas of the fort. These areas served the guests as per their importance to the Emperor.

Moti Masjid

This beautiful white mosque of the Lal Quila is one of its kinds. It was the personal mosque of Emperor Aurangzeb. The Moti Masjid or the Pearl Mosque is a beauty which lies at the west of Hamam. The prayer hall of the mosque has beautiful black marble outlines.

Hamam

The Hamam has three apartments which are lined to each other with internal corridors. The floral designs and the colored stone interiors further add a colorful touch to the apartments.

Every year the Prime Minister of India addresses the people of India on the Independence Day.

The palace sheltered 3000 people before the British took over the great Lal Quila. The British made the Lal Quila an army capital. After Indian Independence, this fort was taken over by the Indian Army.

The Lal Quila is decorated with lights and the Mughal stories are told with sound effects in the evenings.

Timings : Sunrise to Sunset.

Closed on Mondays.

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After visiting Qutub Minar,we took the Metro again and reached Chandni Chowk.After a nice walk along the Gurudwara we reached just in time for the Sound and Light Show Red Fort. Do check for the timings of the Sound & Light show,it keeps changing depending on seasons. Lal Quila or the...