Wednesday, September 28, 2022

INDIA ~The Red Fort Complex - UNESCO ~

.....Lovely view of the The Diwan-i-Khas (1648) or Hall of Private Audiences...  an ornate pavilion found in the fort... it is a rectangular building with four chhatris (elevated dome-shaped pavilions) on the roof... famous for its central pillar, which is built with marble and precious stones... the pavilion has gilded pillars decorated with floral carvings and walls and ceilings painted with motifs of vines, flowers and fruits... it was the location where the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan received courtiers and state guests... a piece of art... Thanks Abraham!【ツ】
© Image by Roop Dey

Fathepur Sikri is town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh. The city itself  was commissioned by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar in 1571.

The Red Fort Complex is considered the final flourishing of Mughal architecture, combining Islamic, Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions. It was built in the mid-17thC and became a symbol of the power of Mughal emperor Shahjahan. It consists of the Red Fort, with its walls, gates, palaces, baths, mosques and British period buildings, and Salimgarh Fort (an older fort, connected to the Red Fort by a bridge).

After 1857 the site was used as the headquarters of the British Indian Army. They introduced new colonial-style buildings and functions over the earlier Mughal structures.

It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.


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