The Red Fort of Lal Qila of Delhi was built by the fifth
Mughal Emperor “Shah Jahan” in 1648 as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad (Delhi).
The fort is located at Old
Delhi and as build as the main residence of Mughal Emperor
. The total
area cover of Red Fort including the whole compound is of 254.67 acres
Architectural Style of the monument is based on Mughal and Indo-Islamic style
fort is built at the bank of
, and it took about more than 8 years of time to build the magnificent fort
. The fort has been used as the royal residence of the Mughal emperors from the period of 1648 to 1857.
The Architect of this magnificent monument is Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
. Currently, the monument attains the status of UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Red Fort was the residence of Mughal emperors for about 200 years, till 1857 the British took control over the monument after the Sepoy Mutiny.
In modern times, the fort holds its importance for not only the people of India as well as the
Prime Minister who deliver their Independence Day speech from the fort, every year on August 15
. However, many priceless possessions during the Mughal Period like the Koh-I-Noor diamond, the crown of Bahadur Shah and the wine cup of Shah Jahan were sent to the
British government after British took over the country
under them. After the
of India, the Indian Army
occupied a major part of the fort before handing it over to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
for fulfilling the purpose of restoration of the monument.