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Brief of Red Fort , New Delhi

Built in almost 20 years (1639 - 1648), by the Mughal monarch Shahjahan, who shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi, had a great significance in historical Delhi. Built at a cost of Rs 100 lakh, this imposing building in redstone has its walls that vary in height from 18 m on river (Yamuna) side to 33 m on the city side. Of the two gates, Lahore Gate and Delhi Gate, the former facing the Chandni Chowk is more imposing. The Lahore Gate faces to Lahore (now in Pakistan) and gives access to Chhatta Chowk (the vaulted arcade). Of the prime attractions in the

Red Fort
fort are Diwan - i - Am (the Hall of Public Audiences), Diwan - i - Khas (the Hall of Private Audiences), Royal Baths, Shahi Burj, Moti Masjid (built by Aurangzeb in 1659), Khas Mahal, Rang Mahal, Mumtaz Mahal and Svatantrata Sangram Sangrahalaya. It was in the Diwan - i - Am, wherein a marble dias is said to have supported the famous Peacock throne of Shahajahan which was valued at some six million sterling and alas (!) was taken away by Nadir Shah when he looted Delhi in 1739.
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