Red Fort and visiting it from Melbourne
Red fort (lal quila) was being constructed in the times of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is another example of fine architectural skills of Mughals, which is considered to be the mix blend of Persian, European and Indian art. It took approx 10 years for completion of such magnificent complex. History records many important role played by Red Fort that is; it served as capital and home to Royal family of Mughals until the year 1857; after which British military camps were been setup there, serving British till the year 1947; since the year 1947 the year in which India got freedom from British rule every year Indian independence day 15th August is celebrated at red fort with a flag hosting carried out by Prime Minister of India himself.
The magnificent structure of the building in the complex attracts many tourists. The site holding a great historical importance is designated as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Delhi. The complex structure of Red Fort contains many other incredible building which is stated below:
Diwan-i-Aam, built in the outer portion of Red Fort a slight away from private quarters. It served as the courtyard where the king could meet his subjects
A complete marble clad pavilion, with the pillars showcasing a floral carving and inlay work with semi-precious stones
Nahr-i-Behisht, or the "Stream of Paradise" is the continuous water channel running through the middle of all the pavilions, connected it to river Yamuna.
The architecture used is a mixture of Persian and Hindu influenced architecture leading it to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architectures.
The two structures in south most pavilions, the zenanas, or women's quarter are Mumtaz Mahal (now transformed to museum) and beautifully glittered Rang Mahal.
Moti masjid or the Pearl Mosque, three domed mosque carved in marble is placed in the western areas of Hammam. It was constructed by Aurangzeb, Shah Jahan’s successor in1969 as a private mosque for him.
Hayat Bakhsh Bagh
Hayat Bakhsh Bagh or "Life-Bestowing Garden" is a peculiar large garden. It was built by the last ruling Mughal king Bahadur Shah Zafar.
How to reach Red Fort?
There are direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Delhi. In Delhi you can get into local buses from various bus terminals in the heart of city or you can just hire an auto-rickshaw and taxi to take you to the visit of Red Fort.
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