Red Fort, New Delhi

Standard

It has been I don’t know how many months that I am here, in Delhi. Initially, I had trouble in setteling myself down but with time I finally have adjusted myself with everything-Delhi and what not. Since I have to spend my three big years here, for college obviously. Keeping that in mind, I have made myself determined enough that I’ll be exploring every nook of Delhi in these years that I have in my hand to the fullest. Also, this post is a shout out to my college friends who are as crazy and as demented as I am. I am happy to have them in my life although, they are worthless piece of shit.

Okay, so I visited Red Fort a bit back. You know, you get that feeling when there is something that is worth thousands of years and it is there right in front of you, standing all dolled up and representing what your country beholds and is all about.

That’s the Red Fort for you. (Front view)

I have made some secret-facts or whatever you want to call them, from what I got to know about this place when I actually visited it. 

1. The Red Fort was originally White!

Initially, the building was made entirely of lime stone but with time when white stone started chipping off, the britishers painted it red.

Side view

2. It took 10 long years to built The Red Fort! 

Because of limited or no machinery, construction in those days took longer, but 10 years! Ustad Hamid and Ustad Ahmad (architects) started the construction in 1638 and finally completed it in 1648.

I actually forgot to take the picture of the place where that diamond throne was seated but I’m sure, it was somewhere here.

3. The Kohinoor Diamond was part of the furniture! 
It was part of Shah Jahan’s throne. The extravagant royal seat stood in Diwan -i-Khaas (The hall of private audience), flaunting the world’s largest diamond. How cool is that? 

4. There is also one more small fort in The Red Fort itself, Rang Mahal!

Named quite appropriately Rang Mahal (The palace of colours) was the house of Emperor’s wives, misteresses and maids. He allowed no one except him in that palace. Clever much? 

That’s the beautiful Rang Mahal.

5. The bristish stripped the fort of all it’s valuables! 
At the end of Mughal dynasty, the britishers took over the fort. They sold the valuables and destroyed and damaged the monents and buildings. Sad. 

This ceiling was studded with diamonds, pearls and gold. But the Britishers took them all off. I still find it beautiful and raw.

Some more pictures. 

This the gate from where you actually enter The Red Fort.

A glimpse of British architecture. Am I in London already?

Boundary wall of The Red Fort.

Facts Source: ScoopWhoop. Note: All pictures are clicked by me. I won’t mind appreciation. Thank you. 

Advertisements