Popularly known as Lal Quila, Red Fort is a historical fortification in the old Delhi area. Shah Jahan constructed this 1639 as a result of a capital shift from Agra to Delhi. The fortress was the main residence of the Mughal emperors. It is an imposing piece of architecture that derives its name from its impregnable red sandstone walls. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of the Mughal Dynasty. Today, Red Fort is the home of many museums showcasing the collection of precious artefacts on display. Every year, the Indian Prime Minister unfurls the national flag from this fort on Independence Day.
Earlier, it was known as Quila-e-Mubarak of the Blessed Fort, the Red Fort lies along the banks of the river Yamuna whose waters fed the moats around the fort. It was a part of the medieval city of Shahjahanabad famously known as Old Delhi today. The large fort complex is said to represent the architectural creativity and brilliance of Mughal architectural design. It has so much from the past and heritage that visitors will feel worth exploring.