7 Amazing Facts about Red Fort,Delhi

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Red Fort White in Color

The Red Fort was originally white in color! It was only after the British took over the fort in 1803 that they had it painted red.

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Red Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

  It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2007 for its "outstanding universal value" as a "remarkable example of Mughal military and urban planning."

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Koh-i-Noor diamond, 

The Koh-i-Noor diamond, one of the most famous diamonds in the world, was once part of the Red Fort's treasury.

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Palace of Colors 

The Red Fort is home to the Rang Mahal, or "Palace of Colors." This palace was used by the Mughal emperors' wives and concubines.

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Jai Hind Light and Sound Show 

The Red Fort is a popular tourist destination. It is visited by millions of people each year.

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Lahori  Gate

The Lahori Gate is the main entrance to the Red Fort. It is named after the city of Lahore, which was the capital of the Mughal Empire before Delhi.

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Octagonal in Shape.  

The Red Fort is octagonal in shape. This is because it was designed to resemble the Mughals' favorite flower, the lotus