Forts

Mughal Emperor Shahjahan started the construction of the massive fort in 1638, and work was completed in 1648. The master builders of the Red fort were Hamid and Ahmad, while the construction was supervised by other officers, who were amply rewarded by the emperor by appointing them to high positions. The Lal Quila rises above a wide dry moat, in the northeast corner of the original city of Shahjahanabad. Its walls extend upto two kilometre, and vary in height from 18 metres on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. The places lie along the eastern side of the fort, while two imposing three-storeyed main gateways flanked by semi-octagonal towers and consisting of several apartments are located in the centre of the western and southern sides and are known as the Lahori and Delhi Gates respectively. The Fort also houses the Diwan-i-Amor the Hall of Public Audiences, where the Emperor would sit and hear complaints of the common folk. His alcove in the wall was marble-panelled, and was set with precious stones, many of which were looted, after the Mutiny of 1857. The Diwan-i-Khas is the hall of private audiences, where the Emperor held private meetings. This hall is made of marble, and its centre-piece used to be the Peacock Throne, which was carried away to Iran by Nadir Shah in 1739. The other attractions enclosed within this monument are the hammams or the Royal Baths, the Shahi Burj, which used to be Shahjahan's private working area. The floors and dados of these apartments are built with marble, inlaid with floral patterns of multicoloured stones. The two rooms on either side of the present entrance were used. It is believed, by the royal children for their bath. �Moti Maszid� and �Rang Mahal� are two other main attraction of The Red Fort. The �Moti Masjid� or the Pearl Mosque,was built by Aurangzeb for his personal use. The �Rang Mahal� or the 'Palace of Colors' housed the Emperor's wives and mistresses. This palace was crowned with gilded turrets, delicately painted and decorated with an intricate mosaics of mirrors, and a ceiling overlaid with gold and silver, that was wonderfully reflected in a central pool in the marble floor Even today, the Lal Quila is an eloquent reminder of the glory of the Mughal era, and its magnificence simply leaves one awestruck. It is still a calm haven of peace, which helps one to break away, from the frantic pace of life outside the walls of the Fort, and transports the visitor to another realm of existence.

Red Fort - Delhi
Mughal Emperor Shahjahan started the construction of the massive fort in 1638, and work was completed in 1648. The maste....
Amber Fort - Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Ambar palace is situated in Amber, the former capital of the Kachhwaha Rajputs on a hillside overlooking Maotha lake, 1....
Gwalior Fort - Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
The mighty Gwalior Fort was built in the 15th century by Raja Mansingh Tomar on a hilltop that overlooks the city. It is....
Golconda Fort - Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Before the city of Hyderabad was founded the Deccan was ruled from Golconda fort. Founded originally by the Kakatiya's i....
Agra Fort - Agra, Uttar Pradesh
The Fort in Agra is one of the earliest surviving Mughal buildings in the city. Agra Fort also represents the first majo....
Fatehpur Sikri - Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh
Fatehpur Sikri was the dignified city of the mughal dynasty. In honour of saint Shaikh Salim Chisti, the Mughal emperor,....
Jaisalmer Fort - Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The Jaisalmer Fort casts its magical spell in the heart of every tourist. The fort was constructed by Rai Jaisala in the....
Bekal Fort - Kerala
Bekal Fort is the biggest fort in Kerala, spreading over forty acres. The important features of this fort are the tank w....
Chitradurga Fort - Bangalore, Karnataka
Chitradurga Fort sits on the top of a hill overlooking the flat surrounding land in Chitradurga District. It is located ....
Old Fort - Delhi
Old Fort was built in the 16th-century by the Lion King, Sher Shah Suri. In 1539-40. The Old Fort, also known as the Pur....
Palakkad Fort - Palakkad, Kerala
Palakkad Fort (Tipu's Fort) is an old granite fort situated in the heart of Palakkad town of Kerala state, southern Indi....
Jaigarh Fort - Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jaigarh Fort, located around 15 km from Jaipur is one of the most spectacular forts in India, with almost all its origin....
Orchha Fort - orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Beautiful fort of orchha
Mehrangargh Fort - Jodhpur, Rajasthan
The massive Mehrangargh Fort is situated about 5km from Jodhpur Town, the former capital of the Marwar state, on the ste....
Nahargarh Fort - Jaipur, Rajasthan
Looming beyond the hills of Jaigarh, is the awesome Nahargarh Fort, which provides a fabulous view of the city of Jaipur....
Daulatabad Fort - Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Daulatabad meaning either "Built by the Government" or “City of Prosperity”, depending on the source; known in some ....
Sinhagad Fort - Pune, Maharashtra
Sinhagad or Sinhgad meaning Lion Fort, is a fort located near the city of Pune, India, situated on a hill rising 800 met....
Hauz Khas - Delhi
Hauz Khas fort was established by Alauddin Khilji in the year 1284. The word comes from urdu word Hauz which means Pond.....
Tughlaqabad Fort - Delhi
Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort and city in Delhi built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq. Tughlaqabad fort, situated as it ....
Bekal Fort - Kerala
Bekal fort, the largest and the best-preserved fort in Kerala, lies 16 Kms south of Kasaragod on the national highway at....
Kumbhalgarh Fort - Udaipur, Rajasthan
The Kumbhalgarh Fort is one of the most interesting tourist sites that you must visit during your tours to historical mo....
Fort of Chittaurgarh - Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan
Chittorgarh Fort in Night View. This Picture is of the time of MEERA MAHOTSAV-2007(The Festival of remembring the reknow....
Raj Mahal - Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh
it is RajMahal of Ratlam it made in itlayen styal no other RajMahal like it in MP, it was a Lokendra Singh rathore s....
fort - Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
fortin gwalior this is a good fort
Kolaba Fort - Konkan region, Maharashtra
Kolaba Fort is situated in the sea at a distance of 1-2 km from the shores of Alibag in the Konkan region of Maharashtra....
Lohagad Fort - Pune, Maharashtra
Lohagad fort is situated at 52 kms from Pune, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the many hill forts of Chatrapati Shivaji....
Murud-Janjira - Raigad, Maharashtra
Murud-Janjira is situated at the coastal village of Murud, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. This is probabl....
Naldurg Fort - Osmanabad, Maharashtra
Naldurg Fort is situated in Osmanabad district, Maharashtra, India. It is an architectural wonder and its palace below w....
Pratapgad Fort - Satara, Maharashtra
Pratapgad is situated in Satara district, Maharashtra, India and is 25 kms. from Mahabaleshwar. The Maratha king Shivaji....
Raigad Fort - Raigad, Maharashtra
Raigad fort is situated in Raigad, Maharashtra, India. The Maratha king Shivaji made the fort his capital in 1674 when h....
Rajgad Fort - Pune, Maharashtra
Rajgad fort is 42 km to the south west of Pune, Maharashtra, India and is approximately 4,250 feet above sea level. The ....
Shivneri Fort - Pune, Maharashtra
Shivneri Fort is a fort near Junnar which is around 105 km from Pune, Maharashtra, India. It is known as the birth place....
Sindhudurg Fort - Sindhudurg, Maharashtra
Sindhudurg is situated on the shore of Malvan town of Sindhudurg District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, south of ....
Torna Fort - Pune, Maharashtra
Torna Fort is situated about 40 km southwest of Pune, Maharashtra, India and is the first fort which was conquered by Sh....
Tikona Fort - Pune, Maharashtra
Tikona is a hill fort in Maval in western India, located near Kamshet around 60 km from Pune. The 3,500 feet high hill i....
Taragarh Fort - Bundi, Rajasthan
Taragarh Fort is situated in Bundi around 39 Km from Kota, Rajasthan, India. It was built on a sharp inclined hillside h....
Fort William - Kolkata, West Bengal
Fort William is situated in Kolkata on he eatern banks of river Hooghly. Then fort was named after King William III of E....
Junagarh Fort - Bikaner, Rajasthan
Junagarh Fort is situated in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India and was built under the supervison of Karan Chand the prime minis....
Vellore Fort - Vellore, Tamilnadu
Vellore Fort is situated in Vellore near Chennai in Tamil Nadu state, India and was built by the Nayakar captains of the....
Dindigul Fort - Dindigul, Tamilnadu
Dindigul Fort is situated in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India and was built by the Madurai Nayak kings in 1605 and was later ....
Gingee Fort - Villupuram, Tamilnadu
Gingee Fort is situated in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India. This fort is much popular for its Temples rather than fort its....
Vattakottai Fort - Kanniyakumari, Tamilnadu
Vattakottai Fort is a seaside fort near Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India and was built as a coastal defence-fortification ....
GWALIOR - Bangalore, Karnataka
GWALIOR FORT KING OF MAANSING
raisean kila - Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
raisean ka kila photo grapher rajendra singh
Jodhpur Fort - Jodhpur, Rajasthan
one of the best place of Jodhpur. it memorise the real rajasthan.
Jahili Fort - Bernaulim, Goa
Jahili Fort - One of the nice fort
Juna Garg - Bikaner, Rajasthan
Bikaner Fort is World famous
udayagiri fort - Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Udayagiri Fort which is Located about 100 kms. From Nellore. Udayagiri Fort commanding at a hight of 3079 feet. Boasts ....
The Mugliyan History - Agra, Uttar Pradesh
It's is a symbol of history of Mugliyan that's why i have called the mugliyan history.....
Amber fort - jaipur, Rajasthan
ganesh pol of amer fort