History Still Breathes inside Lal Quilah

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The Red Fort or Lal Qil'ah is a 17th-century fort complex which was constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in Old Delhi that served as the residence of the Mughal Emperors.
The Red Fort or Lal Qil’ah is a 17th-century fort complex which was constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in Old Delhi that served as the residence of the Mughal Emperors.

The Red Fort covers a total area of about 254.67 acres enclosed within 2.4 kilometres of defence walls.[1] The walls are punctuated by turrets and bastions. They vary in height from 18 m on the river side to 33 m on the city side. The fort is shaped like an octagon with the north-south axis longer than the east-west axis (Source: Wikipedia).
The Red Fort covers a total area of about 254.67 acres enclosed within 2.4 kilometres of defence walls. The walls are punctuated by turrets and bastions. They vary in height from 18 m on the river side to 33 m on the city side. The fort is shaped like an octagon with the north-south axis longer than the east-west axis (Source: Wikipedia).
The Lahore Gate, the main entrance, leads to the domed arcade containing shops called the Chatta Chowk (covered bazaar).
The Lahore Gate, the main entrance, leads to the domed arcade containing shops called the Chatta Chowk (covered bazaar).
Silk, jewellery and other items which catered to the royal household were sold in Chatta Chowk in the Mughal period.
Silk, jewellery and other items which catered to the royal household were sold in Chatta Chowk in the Mughal period.

 

 

The Red Fort derives its name from the extensive use of red sandstone on the massive walls that surround the fort.[5] Shah Jahan commissioned the construction of the Red Fort in 1638 when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.
The Red Fort derives its name from the extensive use of red sandstone on the massive walls that surround the fort. Shah Jahan commissioned the construction of the Red Fort in 1638 when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.
Ustad Ahmad and Ustad Hamid were chosen as the architects for construction of the royal palace.
Ustad Ahmad and Ustad Hamid were chosen as the architects for construction of the royal palace.
The walls of Lahore and Delhi gates were for the general public and Khizrabad Gate was for emperor's personal use.
The walls of Lahore and Delhi gates were for the general public and Khizrabad Gate was for emperor’s personal use.

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