Red Fort which is known as Lal Quila was built by Emperor Shah Jahan. The foundation of Red Fort was laid down 1639 and it was completed in 1648. The total covered area by Red Fort is around 2 km. It has a height of 18 km on the river side and 33 km on the city side.
Red Fort has two important entrances, one form Delhi gate and other from Lahori gate. The main entry point of Red Fort is Lahori gate. Beyond the gate, there is a roofed passage, flanked by arcaded apartments leading to the palaces, known as Chhatta Chowk. These apartments are now being used as shops. Red fort also has three more gates which remains close now.
Red Fort, as one of the heritage buildings of India is the most visited place by tourists and local population. Tourist who come to Delhi must watch this place. Visitors are allowed to visit only some areas of Red Fort. Red Fort as the name shows has been painted in red color. All the buildings of Red fort has been painted by red color. The important buildings of Red Fort are Diwan-i-Am, Hamam, Moti Masjid, Mumtaz Mahal.
Red Fort is also popular for celebrating independence day here every year. On 15th August which is celebrated as Independence day in India took place at Red Fort.