Exemplifying the prowess of Mughal architects and a true manifestation of the golden period of the Mughal era, Lal Qila, also known as the Red Fort, is one of the most important monuments of India. With a construction span of over 10 years this, one of a kind, Red stone wonder was completed under the watch of Shahjahan - the Mughal King (Incubator of the famous Taj Mahal) - in 1648. Lal Qila is situated on the banks of Yamuna with Shahjahanabad situated on the eastern side of this fortress.
As you enter in the premises of the Red fort, the very first glimpse of various buildings and gardens will leave you awe-struck. Few of these attention-arresting architectural wonders include; Mumtaz Mahal- A museum, Hayat Bakhsh Bagh- Great Mughal garden and Rang Mahal or the Palace of Colors. One of the stand-out features of Red Fort is the main gate known as Lahore Gate. This particular architectural serves as a pivotal point for sentiments and symbolism of the modern India and also attracts deluge of crowd on Independence Day.
Besides being a symbol of Mughal finesse, Red fort is an integral part of modern day India for, the Independence Day flag is hoisted here every year by the honorable Prime Minister.