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Red Fort, a magnificent fort complex

The Red Fort is a 17th century fort complex constructed by Akbar within the walled city of Old Delhi. It served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857, when Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled by the British Indian government.

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Main Road leading to Lahori Gate

It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Lahori Gate

The Lahori Gate is the main entrance to the fort. It leads to a long covered bazaar street, the Chatta Chowk, whose walls are lined with shops.

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Lahori Gate

Every year on Independence Day, the Prime Minister of India raises the Indian Flag on the ramparts of the Lahori Gate.

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Towards Naqqar Khana

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Chatta Chowk

Diwan-i-Aam

Diwan-i-Aam, the pavilion for public audiences, has an ornate throne-balcony (jharokha) for the Emperor.

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View of Naqqar Khana from Diwan-i-Aam

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Inside Diwan-i-Aam

Diwan-i-Khas

This pavilion, clad completely in marble, was built for private audiences.

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Diwan-i-Khas

The pillars are decorated with floral carvings and inlaid with semi-precious stones.

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Inside Diwan-i-Khas

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Inside Diwan-i-Khas

Rang Mahal

The lavish Rang Mahal, has a gilded ceiling and a marble pool fed by the Nahr-i-Behisht.

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Rang Mahal

Moti Masjid

To the west of the hammam is the Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), a small three-domed mosque in white marble with a three-arched screen which leads to the courtyard.

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Moti Masjid

Army Barracks

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Red Fort Sounds and Light Show

The colossal Red Fort is the perfect setting for much of Delhi’s extraordinary past. Witness the city’s magnificent history by witnessing one of largest sound and light shows in India.

Timings:
February to April: 8:30 PM
May to August: 9 PM
September to October: 8:30 PM
November to January: 7:30 PM

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