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The Majestic Palace: The Red Fort
The Baoli is one of the structures that was not demolished in 857 by the Britishers. The rooms of the monument were transformed into prisons. The monument has two sets of uniquely designed staircases which lead towards the well. At the time of Indian National Army Trials at the Red Fort in the years 1945 and 1946, some important army officers like Colonel Prem Kumar Sahgal, Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon and Colonel Shah Nawaz Khan were housed here.
The Hira Mahal is a twin building to the Moti Masjid. The Moti Masjid is located on the northern edge whereas the Hira Mahal at the southern edge of the Red Fort. The Mahal was built under the orders of Bahadur Shah II. The Moti Masjid also called the Pearl Mosque is small with three domes which are carved in white colored marble and included a screen with three arches which go down to the courtyard.
A gate to the Diwan-i-Aam in the north which has the path to the insides of the palace, the Jalau Khana and the Hall of the Private Audience, also known as Diwan-i-Khas. The structure is made up entirely of white marble and precious stones are laid on it. The ceiling was first in silver, which has now been converted to wood. The jewel-studded Peacock Throne of the emperor Shah Jahan was also placed here. The throne had the biggest diamond studded in the center: the Kohinoor which was later stolen by the Britishers.
The Rang Mahal was the home to the mistresses and the wives of the emperors. The meaning of the name of the Mahal is 'Palace of Colors'. There was a marble covered pool in the center of the Mahal which is filled by the Nahr-i-Bihisht. The Mahal has been painted in bright colors and decorated with a lot of mirrors.
Diwan-i-Aam or also called the Public Audience Hall is surrounded by galleries with columns and arches which display great craftsmanship. White Chunam decorated the hall originally. State functions took place at Diwan-i-Aam.
How to Get Tickets?
Book tickets to the city easily on this website. The entry ticket can be claimed outside the Fort at Rs.35/- for Indians and Rs.500/- for tourists.
How To Get Around?
You can go around by metro in the city. You can also take the tourist bus. If you are a local, you can take a taxi or your own conveyance.
What Should I Wear?
Wear a decent pair of clothes like jeans and a top or t-shirt and tag a scarf along. You can go with sports shoes or sneakers.
Best Time to Visit
The months starting from October until November are the best time to visit. The weather is not extreme. This will lessen your luggage as now you do not have to pack warm clothes.
Will I Need a Guide?
No you do not need a guide since transportation is easy and you can find any information for your travel on this website.
How To Get There?
You can get there via metro and then take a three-wheeler or a taxi to reach to the exact location.
Cameras are allowed in the site. If you're bringing your bags or backpacks, you need to deposit them first. The queue to do that might be long, so maybe it's better to visit without bringing your bags.