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Lal Quila ( Red Fort )

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Outside View of Lal Quila ( Red Fort )
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About Red Fort : The Red Fort was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, Shahjahanabad, the seventh Muslim city in the Delhi site. He moved his capital from Agra in a move designed to bring prestige to his reign, and to provide ample opportunity to apply his ambitious building schemes and interests. Red Stone was used for it's construction and that's the reason it's called 'Red Fort'.
The Fort has two gates : Lahore Gate and Delhi Gate.
Lahore Gate is towards Lahore which is now in Pakistan.
Delhi Gate is the main entrance which leads to the royal market 'Chatta Chowk ( also known as Meena Bazaar ) which houses jewellery, handicraft and other such shops.
Mughal emperor Shah Jahan got the following words inscribed on the pavilion of the Red Fort :
"If there is paradise on the face of this earth, it is this, it is this."
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India announced India's freedom from British rule and flagged the tricolour flag at Red Fort in 1947.
Read More about 'Red Fort at Wikipedia

Archaeological Museum
This museum showcases objects from the Mughal period. Calligraphy, paintings, textiles and costumes are on display here. Swantratata Senani Museum is also here which has maps and weapons related to 1857 war (First War of Independence)
Timings : 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Address : Archaeological Museum, Red Fort, Delhi 110005‎

Indian War Memorial Museum
This museum depicts the war of Panipat and it also houses weapons and dresses of the 1st world war.
Timings : 10.00 am To 5:00 pm ( Fridays Closed )
Address : Indian War Memorial Museum, Naubat Khana Building, Red Fort, New Delhi- 110006

Events at Red Fort :

Sound & Light Show at Lal Quila ( Red Fort )
- Red Fort also hosts the Independence Day celebrations and the Prime Minister's speech on 15th August every year.

Address : Red Fort (Lal Qila), Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi - 110006
Venue Info : Map | Nearest Metro Stations 'Lal Qila(Violet Line)' & 'Chandni Chowk(Yellow Line)' 

Other Two World Heritage Sites :
Humayun's Tomb
Qutab Minar

Related Link : Delhi Tour
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