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                                        LAL KILA

The Lal Kila or Lal qila (also known as Red Fort) was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, Shahjahanabad, the seventh Muslim city in the Delhi site. He shifted his capital from Agra to earn prestige to his supremacy, and to give plenty of prospect to put on to his magnificent building schemes and interests.

The Lal Kila or Red Fort stands at the eastern edge of Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad), and gets its name from the gigantic wall of red sandstone that outline its four sides, which enclosed palaces, gardens, barracks, and other buildings.

The Lal kila or Red Fort is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Delhi, attracting millions of visitors every year. The Lal kila or Red fort is also the site from which the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on August 15 , the day India achieved independence from the British. The Lal Kila(Red fort) lies along the Yamuna River, that surround most of the wall. The wall at its north-eastern corner is nearby to an older fort, the Salimgarh Fort, a defense built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546.

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Construction on the Red Fort began in 1638 and was complete by 1648. However, it is believed that it is The Ancient City of Lal Kot which was captured by Shah Jahan since Lal Kot literally means Red(Lal) Fort(Kot). Lal Kot was the capital city of Prithviraj Chauhan in the late 12th century.

 

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