Red Fort - Delhi
It is not my intention with this website to provide a history of Indian sites, but rather to show our photos and through them the people and sites of India. For a detailed history of the Red Fort, click here.

One thing we started to notice right away was that the heat kept the crowds away and left us in many cases alone amidst some spectacular architecture.

The Lahore Gate, scene of the first raising of the Indian flag over an independent India in 1947.
These two must have been feeling the heat. Several Indian tourists were waiting in line in front of the Emperor's throne for a photo.
The Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Public Audiences. The Emperors would sit here on given days to here the public complaints of their citizens.
A marble pavilion adjacent to the former Army barracks. Doesn't look much like a modern Army base.
Self-explanatory, but a welcome reminder.
The Emperor Shahjahan's Diwan-i-Khas or Hall of Private Audience. This is where the opulence of Mughal India was really on display 300 years ago.

From the Red Fort we proceeded to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India

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