Red Fort Delhi
Red Fort of Delhi also known as Lal Qila, a famous heritage monument of India. The main fort attractions are Meena Bazaar, Indian War Memorial Museum, Diwan-i-am, Diwan-i-khas, Hamams - a must visit.

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Red Fort of Delhi Heritage Monument Famous Attraction of India


Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort monument is an exorbitant pieces of Mughal architecture. It is also a World Heritage Site in India.

The entry to this exotic Fort, popularly known as Purana Qila, is from the Lahori Gate or the Chatta Chowk. Lal Qila is now a busy market place called the 'Meena Bazaar'. This bazaar has an excellent assemblage of antiques, miniature paintings and skillfully crafted fake ivory jewelery. The bazaar also sells some marvelous carpets beautifully woven. .

Red Fort - Delhi

Within the complex
» Lahore Gate : The entrance in the Fort heritage is through this Gate which forms a part of a massive stone Fortification. The path leads to the shopping place known as Chatta Chowk, lined with shops originally where the royal household used to shop for silks, brocades, velvets, gold and silver ware, jewellery, gems etc.

» Naubat Khana : This lies at the end of the Chatta Chowk, where ceremonial music was played by the musicians to impress the emperor and special tunes were played to announce the arrival of the royalty and important dignitaries. The Naubat Khana has four floors and it also served as a gate house 'Hathi Pol' where the visiting dignitaries had to leave their horses and elephants.

» Indian War Memorial Museum : This museum is just above the Naubat Khana. The museum has a collection of all royal heritage like armors, guns, swords and other items related to war. There is the Swatantra Sangrama Sangrahalaya, Museum of the Independence movement, displaying letters, photos, n

» Diwan-i-Am (Public Audience Hall) : In this heritage hall, the Emperor use to sit daily on a royal marble throne with decorative marble panels behind. This was the place where the emperor use to hear complaints or disputes from his subjects and to deal with administrative matters.

» The Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) : It is made of marble was where the Emperor held private meetings and received important guests seated on his priceless Peacock Throne.

Diwan I Khas -  Inside Red Fort

» Hamams : The Royal Baths or Hamams has three apartments surrounded by domes, where royal people took hot and perfumed baths. The apartments on either side had hot and cold baths and are separated by corridors with canals to carry water to each room.

Access
» By Air : Indira Gandhi International Airport is located at 23km southwest of Central Delhi and the domestic terminal at Palam is 5km away from the international terminal.

» By Rail : The city has two major railway stations in New Delhi and Old Delhi. Delhi offers Express trains to all parts of the country. The Red Fort Monument can be reached in 5 minutes from Delhi Railway station.

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