The colossal red-coloured fort that once stood as a palace within the walled capital city of Shahjahan is today the pride of Independent India. Each year on the occasion of Independence Day, the Prime Minister delivers the speech of freedom from here.
One of the greatest extant fort in the world, the Qila-e-Mubarak or Red Fort as it is known today was the palace of Shahjahan in his capital city Shahjahanabad. Built in the 17th century, the red-sandstone marvel was laid amidst a garden, executed in Mughal style of architecture with a fusion of Persian and Turkish style. The marble-inlay, floral decorations alongside the stone engraving lent the fort its splendour. In the 18th century the Red Fort started showing signs of steady decline. The fort was stripped of its stones, silver ceilings and coins at the time of Nadir Shah. The fort was left in ruins during the times of Britishers and what we see of it today is just its outer appearance. Know more about this glorious fort- its grandeur during its heyday and the lifestyle of the emperor and his family inside the fort.
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