Red Fort is the most popular tombstone in the rule of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan that is popularly known as the Lal Quila. The Lal Quila has been established on 16th April 1639 which is made out of marble and designed exquisitely. The entire work of construction has been finished in nine years.
This imposing fort will engulf you with its size and grandeur. The scale of construction can well be imagined when one realizes that the walls of the fort are a good 2 km long!
The Red Fort is suggestive of the pomp and power enjoyed by the Mughals in the olden times. The red fort is made out of marble and designed exquisitely. The splendor of this Mughal fort lays in the fact that it has endured barbaric attacks from Nadir Shah the colonial British rulers.
This rampart has a strong parimeter is about 2.41 km. Red Fort rises to a height of 33.5 m on the town side and 18 m along the river. It has two main gateways named as Lahori Gate and Delhi Gate which are flanked by semi-octagonal towers. These are located on the centre of the western and southern sides respectively.
The main entrance to the Lal Quila is through the Lahori Gate. Beyond the gate, there is a crowned passage, flanked by shopping arcaded apartments leading to the palaces, known as Chhatta Chowk. These apartments are now used as shops. The master builders of the Red Fort were Hamid and Ahmad in which visitors are allowed only in a part of Red Fort. Some of the main buildings within the fort are mention below: Diwan-i-Am, Moti Masjid, Mumtaz Mahal, Naubat Khana Naubat Khana, or Naqqar Khana.