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Red Fort

Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India

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About Red Fort

The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India, which served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. Every year on the Independence day of India (15 August), the Prime Minister hoists the Indian flag at the main gate of the fort. English name red fort derived from its red-sandstone walls. As the residence of the imperial family, the fort was originally known as the "Blessed Fort".



Attractions near Red Fort

Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir0.22km from Red Fort

Lal Mandir popularly known as Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is one of the oldest Jain temples situated in Delhi. This temple is located just opposite the famous Red Fort.

Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ji0.56km from Red Fort

This is one of the nine historical gurdwaras in Delhi. It was first constructed in 1783 by Baghel Singh Dhaliwal to commemorate the martyrdom site of the ninth Sikh guru. it marks the site where the ninth Sikh Guru was beheaded on the orders of the Mugahal Emperor Aurangazeb on 11 November 1675 for refusing to convert to Islam.

Shahi Sunehri Masjid0.63km from Red Fort

Sunheri masjid is a mosque in old delhi. The mosque was built by Roshan-ud-Daula Zafar Khan in 1721. The mosque's original appearance has been altered as extensions to accommodate the faithful have been constructed. The mosque is also under threat from encroachment.

Fatehpuri Masjid1.53km from Red Fort

This is a seventeenth cetury mosque located at the western end of the oldest street of Delhi. The mosque is built using red sandstone and has a fluted dome with mahapadma and kalash on the top. Flanked by minarets, the mosque has a traditional design with the prayer hall having seven-arched openings. The mosque has single and double-storeyed apartments on the sides.

Shakti Sthal1.68km from Red Fort

Shakti Sthal ( 'Place of Power and Strength' ) is the Memorial site of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the first lady and only Prime Minister of India named after her strong determination and positive attitude towards the betterment of the Country.

Veer Bhumi1.87km from Red Fort

The Veer Bhumi (land of braves) is a memorial dedicated to the youngest prime minister of India Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi's last rituals and religious rites were conducted at Vir Bhoomi where he was cremated and a Memorial site was established in his honor to commemorate the life of this young leader of the nation.

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Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. Under the Delhi Sultanate, it was an Imperial City.