The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1856. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums and Mughal time buildings.
In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political center of the Mughal state and the setting for events critically impacting the region.
Constructed in 1639 by Emperor Shah Jahan. The ceilings and walls were originally decorated with jewels and precious stones, which were plundered by invasion of Nadir Shah in 1747.
The marble structure was further destroyed by British during 1857 revolt by Army (composed of Indian population)
Now it is under control of Indian Army. Every year on the day of Indian Independence day (15th August) Indian Prime Minister address the nation from the ramparts.
It is locally known as “Lal Qila” drawing its name by the red sandstone used to build the walls of the fort.
It is 20 km from Delhi International airport. Nearest Metro station is Chandni Chowk.
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