A visit to the Red Fort in Delhi – immersing yourself into the world of Mughal architecture

Red Fort is known as one of the” must sees “ in Delhi, and even if you’re one of those who go off the beaten path, visiting  this place will be rewarding in  so many ways. I consider myself a huge fan of beautiful architecture, but looking at the massive fortified walls, walking among the elegant columns  and admiring graceful arches gave me an enormous aesthetic pleasure.

A bit of history

It took ten years for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to finish the construction of the fort when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi back in the 17th century. The structure was so magnificent that originally it was called Qila-i-Mubarak, or the Blessed Fort. Contemporary name of the fort originates from the red sandstones used for constructing the walls. The territory of the Red Fort is massive and covers more than 250 acres of land, but of course you don’t have to explore that much. The most interesting parts of the site include two entrances – Delhi Gate and Lahore Gate, Diwan-e-aam (the public hall), Diwan-e-khas (the private hall), Moti Masjid and Rang Mahal (the residence for the wives of the Emperor).

It will easily take a few hours to explore the Red Fort, and you won’t notice how the time will fly, at least I didn’t 🙂

And a little photowalk

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A standard photo at the entrance

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Magnificent walls Red Fort in Delhi

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Elegant columns and archesRed Fort in Delhi

Lawns… this style of gardening is so unsuitable for India. But well, it doens’t spoil the whole picture

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Playing with geometrical shapes and creating visual effects is so common for the Mughal architecture Red Fort in Delhi

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Lots of attention to every detail

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Interesting domes

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Graceful pavilion

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Me 🙂 Already tired a bit, but still excited 

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