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Red Fort, Old Delhi, India


  • The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi (in Old Delhi) in India that served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors.


  • Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned construction of the Red Fort on 12 May 1638, when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.


  • Originally red and white, its painting is credited to architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori, who also constructed the Taj Mahal. 


  • Every year on India's Independence Day (15 August), the prime minister hoists the Indian tricolour flag at the fort's main gate and delivers a nationally broadcast speech from its ramparts


Red Fort, Old Delhi, India



Red Fort, Old Delhi, India



Red Fort, Old Delhi, India



Red Fort, Old Delhi, India