"The palace of the colours" Red Fort Tip by kokoryko

Red Fort, Delhi: 121 reviews and 295 photos

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East of Diwan I am, are five pavilion or mini palaces which are each more beautiful than the other. . . . The Moguls were rich, but had a real artistic sense, even it was not themselves who made the masterpieces.
Right at the back of Diwan I am is Rang Mahal, the palace of colours. Today, the colours are faded out and only a few remains; it is not possible to visit inside, and can only be looked at from outside; a good thing with Mugul architecture is that the buildings have a lot of openings, are well lighted when sun shines.
The embossments of the walls and ceilings are underlined by incrustations of mirror pieces giving a nice effect to the building.
There are 6 apartments, not accessible, where ?the main wife? (guide citation!) lived, and where the emperor had his meals. The central alley where is installed a famous lotus shaped marble pool is not accessible. The cusped arches perspective is wonderful, but the pool is barely visible on my photograph.

Entrance fees: 150 Rs, (10Rs for Indian citizen).
Ticket to the Fort gives entrance to all museums or buildings in the Red Fort.
Open: 10 a m -- 6 p m

The Archeological Survey of India gives historical and construction information about the Red Fort and the little palaces inside (click on the links).

Phone: +91 99491 59139
Website: http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_tktd_delhi_redfort_detail.asp

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  • Written Mar 10, 2008
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