I love history. I love to visit historical places too. So during one of my vacations, we started off to visit the Indian capital. Delhi, despite of all the bad news we read everyday, is a beautiful and happening place. I wouldn’t prefer to live there but I love to visit Delhi again.
During my stay there I have been to many places in and around Delhi. For today, here is a small note on my visit to Red Fort.
Every Indian knows the Shah Jahan and Mumtaz love story and the world famous epitome of love – Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan not only built Taj but also many other architectural wonders, one of the greatest among them is Lal Quila or Red Fort. Red fort as the name says is built of red stones and is built in 1648. This piece of architecture is a fusion of Tumarid, Persian and Hindu style and is a wonderful treat to your eyes.
The entrance of this place which is called Lahori gate is where the Indian flag is being hosted on every Independence day. As soon as you enter the gate, there is a market of jewels and crafts. Apart from Lahori gate, the fort compound has some other structural wonders like Delhi gate, water gate, Mumtaz mahal, Diwan-i-Aam, Rang Mahal, Khas Mahal, Hira Mahal, Hammam, Moti masjid etc. At the entrace of Diwan -i- Aam is the Naubat Khana, the place of music during ceremonies.
History says the beauty of red for has declined over years due to conquers and reconquers. Still today’s red fort is a breathtakingly beautiful sight.If you are planning to visit the red fort, keep this in mind :
Best time to visit – November to February(It would be winter and the temperature might drop a lot. So be sure you are well covered).
Nearest Airport – Delhi
Nearest Metro Station – Chandini Chowk
Holiday – Monday.