The Red Fort, famous as Lal Quila, was built by Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor. The construction of the Red Fort took almost a decade and was completed in 1648. From then onwards, the fort became the hub of the Mughal Administration in India.
The entrance of the Red Fort is popularly known as Lahore Gate. The gate has been the center of many historical speeches and demonstrations. Apart from this, India’s Independence Day is celebrated here, every year in a splendid and pompous manner.
Inside the fort are the Chatta Chowk, Naubat Khana, Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas and Moti Masjid. The Chatta Chowk is a covered street, where royal house ladies used to come for shopping of pieces of jewellery and other articles. In the center of the Diwan-e-Khas is a marble pedestal on which stood the glittering Peacock Throne of Shah Jahan.