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Red Fort (Delhi)

Red Fort is the pride of India and a testimony of Mughal architecture. This fort is in Old Delhi, called as Shahjahanabad in the earlier times, has fourteen gates. Also called Lal Quilla, this fort came into existence as a result of transfer of the capital of the Mughals from Agra to Delhi. Compared to the Agra fort, this fort is quite different. Red fort is in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Because of the massive red sandstones, this fort has achieved its name as Red Fort. Built by Shah Jahan in the seventeenth century, this fort proudly has a name among the magnificent architectures of Delhi.

The two main halls of the fort are Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, also called the halls of public and private audiences respectively. This fort is the house of the famous Peacock Throne on which was embedded the famous jewel of world called Kohinoor. Apart from this, one can also find the Rang Mahal here. In the Rang Mahal, the mistresses and the wives of the emperor used to stay.