Red fort is one of the great historical monument of India. First of all we will start from its name. It is known as red fort because there is too much use of red stones in construction of red fort. And because of the extensive use of red stones in the great walls of the fort it is known as red fort (LAL QILA). In 1638 Mughal king Shah Jahan has decided to shift his capital in Delhi from Agra and thus Shah Jahan started the construction of red fort at the bank of the Yamuna river in old Delhi. He assigns Ustad Ahmed and Ustad humid as an architect for constructing a royal palace. Construction of red fort was completed by Shah Jahan in the year of 1648. Red fort is originally known as ‘Qila-I-Mubarak’. The reason behind this name is that it was the residence of the royal family.
The attraction of red fort is the great and huge wall of red fort. The wall has two entrances, one at the Lahore gate and another at the Delhi gate. Lahore gate is the main entrance point of red fort. This wall is assuming that a 2 km long which looks awesome in red stones. So friends this the great history behind the Red fort, which is constructed by the Mughal king Shah Jahan in 1648. I must say that visit this place at least once in your life.