Red Fort or Lal Quila is the great masterpiece of architecture which is the most haunting spots for the tourists of India and abroad. This fort is constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the walled city of Old Delhi. It contains all the expected trappings of Mughal government centre. The fort is also a powerful symbol of India’s sovereignty as every year the prime minister of India raises the flag of India on the ramparts of the Lahori Gate of the fort complex on Independence Day. It was the palace of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s new capital – Shahjahanabad – the seventh city in Delhi. Later on, he moved the capital from Delhi to Agra in order to bring prestige to his reign.
Today, Red Fort is one of the most popular tourist spots in Delhi as it attracts thousands of visitors every year. Lahori gate and Delhi gate are the two main entrances of this fort. The best time to visit this place is between October to March when the weather is very pleasant. The major buildings of Red Fort are Diwan-i-aam, Diwan-i-khas, Nar-i-Behisht, zenana, Moti Masjid and Hayat Bakhsh Bagh. This fort is an eloquent reminder of the Mughal era’s glory even today.