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Top 10 interesting facts about Red Fort

New Delhi: Red Fort was originally white! The British painted it red. It was originally known as Qila-e-Mubarak.These are some of the interesting nuggets about the historic Red Fort.Today, Red Fort is one of the

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Updated on: October 27, 2013 7:01 IST
It is Octagonal shaped



Red Fort in Delhi, c. 1905.


The fort is located beside the river Yamuna. A massive wall was built around the fort to protect it from the external attacks. The wall is build of red sand stone.






That is why the fort is called red fort. The fort have two entrances- Lahore gate and Delhi gate. The shape of this fort is octagon and it covers 256 acres of land.




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