The Red Fort
Trip Start Nov 06, 2010
45Trip End Mar 18, 2011
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The Fort has all the obvious trappings, befitting a vital center of Mughal government: the Diwan-i-Amor the Hall of Public Audiences, where the Emperor would sit and hear complaints of the common folk. His alcove in the wall was marble-paneled (see photos), and was set with precious stones, many of which were looted, after the Mutiny of 1857. It also has many domed and arched marble palaces, plush private apartments, a mosque, and elaborately designed gardens.
The other attractions enclosed within this monument are the Royal Baths, the Shahi Burj, which used to be Shah Jahan's private working area, and the Pearl Mosque, built by Aurangzeb for his personal use
Even today, the fort remains an impressive testimony to Mughal grandeur, despite being attacked by the Persian Emperor Nadir Shah in 1739, and by the British soldiers, during the war of independence in 1857.
NOTE: I HAVE PLACED A SHORT SLIDE SHOW OF THE VISIT, PLUS THE PICTURES IN ORDER FOR YOU TO SEE THE DETAILS OF THE ITEMS.