Lets travel to the beautiful Red Fort,today on our Hindi Radio Show,Saat Samundar Paar
The Red Fort or Lal Qilais a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in the walled city of Old Delhi (in present day Delhi, India) that served as the residence of the Mughal Emperors. The fort was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, Shahjahanabad, the seventh city in the Delhi site. He moved his capital here from Agra.
The fort lies along the Yamuna River, which fed the moats that surround most of the walls.The Red Fort has had many developments added on after its construction by Emperor Shah Jahan. The significant phases of development were under Aurangzeb and later under later Mughal rulers. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
So,today on our Hindi Radio Show,Saat Samundar Paar, we take a tour of this very wonderful monument..Our Red Fort...standing tall and high, a witness to India's history ,with events and historic moments wrapped somewhere within its walls...on one of which is the inscription of the famous verse of the 13th century Sufi poet Amir Khusrow, which reads– "Agar Firdaus Bar Rooe Zaminast Haminasto Haminasto Haminast" ("If there be a paradise on the earth, it is this, it is this, it is this")....And we could'nt agree more.....