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Photo Feature: Experience Indian history like never before at the newly launched Red fort Center

The four sections of the center are 'Safar', 'Zindagi', 'Tareekh', and 'Hum Ek Hain'.

The Red Fort or Lal Qila is a historic fort in Old Delhi in India that served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned construction of the Red Fort on 12 May 1638, when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. The Red Fort Center curated by Dalmia Bharat is located in a 19th-century British barrack that has been restored in its original form. Photographs and Video: Rajeev Bhatt

The ‘Red Fort Center’, which was recently opened to the public, employs innovative tools like augmented reality photography and a 360-degree immersive viewing experience to give visitors a glimpse of Mughal history, especially the imposing fort- palace from the 17th century, which has something to offer for every history enthusiast.

In 1783 the Sikh army led by Baghel Singh, conquered Delhi and the Red Fort. Baghel Singh, Jassa Singh Ahluwalia and Jassa Singh Ramgarhia all allied with a 40,000 force and looted the area from Awadh to Jodhpur. After negotiations, Baghel Singh and his forces agreed to leave Delhi and reinstate Mughal emperor Shah Alam II. The condition of their retreat included the construction of seven Sikh Gurdwaras in Delhi, including the Gurudwara Sis Ganj in Chandni Chowk.

The center, located between the ‘Chhata Bazaar’ flea market and the ‘Naubat-Khana’ drum house within the fort, is built to house on two floors in a renovated British-era barracks. It was developed by 'Monument Mitra' Dalmia Bharat of the Red Fort in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism, and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

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