THE RED FORT
BY CAROLINE SARNELLI
Did you know?
Salimgarh Fort and Red Fort are connected by a bridge and it is considered to be in the Red Fort complex
The Lahori Gate
Did you know?
Zenith means the highest point or the peak
The influence the Shah Jahan had in making the Red Fort
From then to now
On Independence day the Indian Prime Minister uses the fort to say his annual address. This event usually happens on the 15th of August. The Red Fort is mostly a tourist destination. In 1959 the Red Fort was declared by the Ancient Monument, Archaeological Site and the Remains Act that is was a site of importance. Even thought the condition of the Red Fort has improved since it was taken care of there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to insure that it is a safe place for tourists. The Red Fort represents Indian art and architecture from 1600-1858 when the last Mughal king was no longer emperor.
What is in the Red Fort
The red sandstone walls at the Red Fort are roughly 108 ft tall. The wall were designed to be so tall to keep out invaders. The walls, gates and a couple other pieces in the Red Fort are actually constructed of red sandstone, but it is mostly marble inside. When going through Chatta-Chowk one will be at the Naubat or Naqqar-Khana (Drum House). This place is where ceremonial music was played. The Drum House it also the entranced to the Diwan-i-’Am. This floor is now used for the Indian War Memorial Museum. A water channel channel the Nahr-i-Bihist (Stream of Paradise) that runs through the fort and at the center of the fountain is a ivory fountain.
The Red Fort Comlpex
Red Fort in Delhi: The Symbol of India