Built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in 1683 AD, This fort is one of the best surviving Mogul monuments today. It is so called because of the red sandstone with which it was built. It is one of the most magnificent palaces in the world.
India's history is linked to this fort. It was here that the British deposed the last Mughal Ruler of Bahadur Shah Zafar, ending three centuries of Mughal rule.
It was also from these very ramparts that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru announced to the nation that India was a free nation. Shah Jehan laid the foundation stone in 1618 for the Red Fort after shifting his capital from Agra.
The fort has two gates, one is the Lahore Gate and the other is the Delhi Gate. From the Lahore Gate a visitor has access to the CHATTA CHOWK whish was once a royal market and also housed the court jewellers. You can experience a "Sound and Light show" everyday. Inside the Red Fort, the DIWAN-I-AM is the Red Forts hall of public audience.