An essential part of Indian history, the Red Fort, Delhi’s incredible 17th century fort was built by the great Emperor Shah Jahan. Also known as Lal Qila, Red Fort positioned at Netaji Subhash Marg, extending towards Old Delhi near Chandni Chowk. Red Fort was the seventh Fort of Delhi and took almost 10 years to complete, starting from 1639 to 1648. Later, in the year 1857, when Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was banished by the Britishers, the Red fort was used as a British Military camp, till India got Independence in 1947.
Further, Red Fort was initially named as ‘Qila-i-Mubarak’, which means the blessed fort, because it was the home to the Royal Family. The outline of the fort was prepared to hold and combine this place with the Salimgarh Fort. The citadel palace was a crucial point of the famous medieval city of Shahjahanabad. The preparation and aesthetics of the fort symbolize the zenith of Mughal’s imagination and creativeness. It is a famous spots in Old Delhi, which is visited by millions of people, all over the world.
Throughout the Mughal Empire, Red Fort saw various changes, additions and variations by the great ruler, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb as well as the British Government. The Red Fort houses monuments like Diwan-E-Aam which is made in a form of a big pavilion where the Emperors used to sit while their public appearance. The eastern part of the pavilion consist a stunning elaborate balcony throne that mimics the throne of King Solomon and backside of the throne has a beautiful private chamber.
The second monument sheltered by Red Fort is Diwan-i-Khas, which is used by the king for giving private addressees to the nobles and state guests. The hall, with openings of engrailed curves on its sides consists of a rectangular central hall enclosed by aisles of curve rising from piers. The lower area of the piers are carved with the floral prints, on the other hand, the upper part are gilded as well as painted. Diwan-i-Khas is marvelously made and magnetizes tourist, all over the globe.
Nahr-i-Behisht, the third monument is situated behind the throne and consists of a string of pavilions that stands on an elevated platform alongside the eastern boundary of the fort, gazing out onto the River Yamuna. The citadel is created as a replication of paradise as it is explained in the Koran. If you want to witness the true beauty and exquisiteness, than Nahr-i-Behisht is a perfect place for you. The monument includes various other things, which you will know only after your India trip. So, pack your bags and head towards, Delhi, one of the popular states of India.