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Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Archaeological Museum at the Red Fort, New Delhi - 23

This museum is located amongst the full of energetic and noisy activity of Old Delhi. It has been attestant to the impulses of history. It has been assembled to serve as Shah Jahan's palace in his new capital city of Shahajanabad. It was manufactured on the orders of the Emperor in 1639 AD.The architecture is a deduction of Persian, European and Indian art forms. The Lahore Gate is the main entrance. Diwani-i-Aam, Diwani-i-khas, Khas Mahal and Moti Masjid are some of the major areas in the fort. After the rebel of 1857, Red Fort was becharmed by the British and the residential palaces demolished. It was made the headquarters of the British Indian Army. After India gained independence in 1947, the Indian Army took control over the fort. In December 2003, the fort was handed over to the tourism department. Red Fort is also the venue from where the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on 15 August every year. It also happens to be the largest memorial in Old Delhi.

This museum features objects belonging to the Mughal period. Documents, royal decrees carrying stamps and signatures of the emperors along with maps, engravings and paintings are popular exhibits.

Phone:  011 23273703 , 011 23269410

Address: Mumtaz Mahal, Red Fort, Delhi- 110006

Landmark: Near Chandani Chowk Market

How to get there:

The Red Fort is situated on Netaji Subhash Marg, near Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this monument, which is located in Old Delhi, or they can hire autorickshaws and taxis or the metro rail.

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