Thursday, August 20, 2009
Red Fort - Delhi Tourism
RED FORT is the most magnificent of all Indian royal palaces. It is a red sandstone building with mighty walls surmounted by fine towers. The fort was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan at the right bank of river Yamuna on the eastern side of the city and near Chandni Chowk.
Shahjehan, after reigning at Agra for 11years decided to transfer his capital again to Delhi owing to the lack of space, excessive heat and unlevelled ground there. The foundation stone of the fort was laid in 1639. It was completed after 9years and 3 months at an estimated cost of Rs.9 crores of rupees. The design of the Fort was prepared by famous architect of his time, Ustad Ahmad Lahori, while the Chief Superintendent of the work under whose supervision the Fort and its buildings were completed, was another renowned architect Mukarramat Kahn. Don't miss to visit Red Fort.