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Red Fort, New Delhi

The Red Fort or Lal Qila is one of the most magnificent monuments and a World Heritage Site, situated in New Delhi, the capital of India. It was constructed in the 17th century by Mughal emperor Shah Jehan and it served as the capital of Mughals until 1857.

The construction of this huge structure was started in 1638 and it took a long 10 years to complete. The name Red Fort has ben derived from the massive red sandstone walls that form the fort.

The Red Fort is situated on the banks of river Yamuna which adds more charm to its beauty. This prestigious monument has two main entrances, the Delhi Gate and the Lahori Gate.

Since this is a popular place, tourists from around the world visit Red Fort and are allured by its architectural grandeur.