Red Fort, the largest monument of Delhi, is situated along the Yamuna River. An architectural marvel in sand stone, Red Fort extends for 2 km and varies in height from 18 m on the riverside to 33 m on the city side. Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor started the construction of the magnificent fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. With a circumference of over 2 km, the fort has mainly two entrances the Delhi Gate and the Lahore Gate. Both the entrance faces the famous
Chandni Chowk market.