The Red Fort

The Red Fort lies on the Netaji Subhash Marg in New Delhi extending towards Old Delhi besides Chandni Chowk. You can reach there by Metro Link with Kashmiri Gate as the closest Metro Station. It is the 7th Fort of Delhi and was developed in 1639 that took 10 years to finish in 1648 over the ‘Mughal city’ and ‘7th city of Delhi’ named “Shahjahanabad” or the ‘Walled City’ by Mughal Emperor ShahJahan.

It was named as the Quila-i-Mubarak which implies the ‘Favored Fort’ that would be a home to the Mughal Royal Family furthermore serve as the Capital of the Mughal Empire. In 1857, Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was banished by the British who then utilized the fortification as their Military camp up till the Independence of India in 1947. Amid the Mughal rule, the fortification saw various changes, modifications and increments by Emperor ShahJahan, Emperor Aurangzeb and the British Government.

Red fort UNESCO world heritage site

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