Red Fort is a historical fort in the Indian capital city of Delhi. It is also a significant location because every year on Independence Day, the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag from the ramparts of Red Fort. The fort has also witnessed the first-ever raising of National Flag on 15th August 1947 by the first Prime Minister of India, Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. The Red Fort is thus called because it’s built from red sandstone. The Fort was commissioned by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 and was built by the same architect who built Taj Mahal – Ustad Ahmad Lahori.
Long and Short Essay on Red Fort
Essay 1 (250 words)
Red Fort is the most beautiful historical monument of India. It is located in New Delhi in the center of the city. It was constructed by the Shah Jahan (the grandson of great Mughal Emperor, Akbar). It is beautifully designed and built after the planning of the skilled architectures in the architectural style. It has become the center of political achievements and administrative innovations in the country. It is one of the famous historical architectural masterpieces like Taj Mahal, Jama Masjid, The Peacock Throne, Moti Masjid, etc. Shah Jahan ruled here from 1627 to 1658 for 31 years (golden age in architecture and fine arts of Mughals).
He ordered the highly skilled and professional architectures to design and built a Red Fort using red sandstone at the west bank of the river Yamuna. It has a museum, beautiful structures like Rang Mahal, Moti Mahal, Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas. The surroundings of the pavilion have been decorated using precious gems, valuable stones, and silver linings. Diwan-i-Khas is beautifully designed and has its walls engraved with the following text “If there is anywhere Paradise on earth, It is this, it is this, and it is this”. A Diwan-i-Aam is also built inside it as a Hall of public audience. Another superb structure like the Pearl Mosque or Moti Masjid is built near the Rang Mahal. Shah Jahan was a very famous Mughal emperor and known as the “prince of builders”. At every Independence Day, the Prime Minister of India hoists a national flag here.
Essay 2 (300 words)
Red Fort or Lal Quila is the national symbol of the country. It is the most beautiful and innovatively designed historical monuments of India. There are many historical places all over India however it is most glorifying and attractive. It is designed and built very beautifully by the highly skilled architectures. It is a historical symbol of the country and has become a monument of educational and historical value. Parents generally go there on the vacations of their children to give them some knowledge about the historical place and monument. It has become the most important place for students to visit.
Red Fort is located at the bank of Yamuna River in the center of the city, New Delhi. It was constructed by the famous Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 during the 17th century. It is built using red stones. It is the place of great historical value and located near the Salimgarh Fort in Delhi. Other historical places in Delhi near to the Red Fort are Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, etc. My school principal arranges a trip every year for us to visit the Red Fort. We have to submit an assignment over the red fort after our visit. It is the place of attraction for the people of many countries.
It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India where a big crowd of people comes every year from many countries. Prime Minister of the India hoist a national Flag here (on the ramparts of the Lahori Gate) every year on the most important Indian occasion of Independence Day, 15th of August. It has been selected as one of the World Heritage Sites in 2007 by UNESCO.
Essay 3 (400 words)
Red Fort is also known as Lal Qila and located in the center of the city. It is the masterpiece of historical architecture and one of the attractive spots for tourists in many countries. In order to make it as usual and save it as a historical asset of the country, it is maintained from time to time by the Indian government. It was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1648 in the 17th century at the bank of the Yamuna River. It is situated in the New Delhi near to the Salimgarh Fort. On the Independence Day of India, prime minister unfurls the national flag here. Red Fort contains many beautiful structures within it (like Rang Mahal or Palace of Colours, Mumtaz Mahal, Khas Mahal, hammam, Shah Burj, Diwan-e-Khas, Diwan-i-Khas, Nahar-e-Bishisht (Canal of Paradise), etc). It is built using red stones and designed by the highly skilled and professional architectures. On the first floor, there is a War Memorial Museum is housed.
Sheesh, Mahal (means Sheesh-mirrors and mahal-palace) is situated in the northern and southern sections. There is a well designed Khas Mahal (Emperor’s Palace) as a special room for private purposes like worship or sleeping. A nice balcony is designed using the white marbles projecting towards the banks of Yamuna River. There is a well designed Peacock Throne. The text “if there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, and it is this” is engraved on the walls of it. There is a Shah Burj is designed in the palace for the emperor’s private conclaves and relax in privacy. A Moti Masjid also called Pearl mosque which was added in the palace by the emperor Aurangzeb. It contains three domes and looks very elegant. North to the Moti Masjid, there is a Hayat Baksh that means a Mughal garden which was built by the Shahjahan.
There is a Royal Tower of Shah Burj where lively gatherings and feasts were held. Red Fort of Delhi is considered the greatest of Mughal Palaces and known as the heart of Shah Jahan’s empire. Red Fort has become a grand and attractive place for tourists from India as well as abroad and serving the country for many years. Last year I went to the Red Fort with my parents where I enjoyed a lot and got lots of knowledge about the fort including its history.