Delhi Red Fort

Lal Qila


Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned construction of the Red Fort in 1638, when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. Originally red and white, its design is credited to architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori, who also constructed the Taj Mahal. The fort represents the peak of Mughal architecture under Shah Jahan, and combines Persianate palace architecture with Indian traditions.

Constructed, 1648

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