Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Visit to a Historical place

In India , we can get to see a lot of historical places.These historical places are of much educational and historical value.It is therefore very important for students to visit atleast a few of them.


Delhi , the capital of  India is a place of great historical value.Within Delhi, there are several such places to visit, like the Qutab Minar,Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb etc.Last Sunday , the principal of our school arranged a trip for the senior students to visit the Red Fort.Most of the students had already visited the place, but such was its attraction that they wanted to visit it again.




The Red Fort is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the walled city of Old Delhi. It served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857, when Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled by the British Indian government. The British used it as a military camp until India was made independent in 1947. It is now a popular tourist site, as well as a powerful symbol of India's sovereignty: the Prime Minister of India raises the flag of India on the ramparts of the Lahori Gate of the fort complex every year on Independence Day. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007






We reached the school at 8a.m in the morning.By 8.30 we set out from school in our school bus, and reached the Red Fort by 9a.m. At first sight itself, we were bowled over by this majestic structure.




The walls of the fort are smoothly dressed, articulated by heavy string-courses along the upper section. They open at two major gates, the Delhi and the Lahore gates. The Lahore Gate is the main entrance; it leads to a long covered bazaar street, the Chatta Chowk, whose walls are lined with stalls for shops.he southern end of this street is the Delhi Gate.


Ther are many important buildings and sructures within the red fort premises.Beyond the Delhi gate is another, larger open space, which originally served as the courtyard of the Diwan-i-Aam, the large pavilion for public imperial audiences with an ornate throne-balcony (jharokha) for the emperor. The columns were painted in gold and there was a gold and silver railing separating the throne from the public.


 The pavilions are connected by a continuous water channel, known as the Nahr-i-Behisht, or the "Stream of Paradise", that runs through the centre of each pavilion. The water is drawn from the river Yamuna, from a tower, the Shah Burj, at the north-eastern corner of the fort.
Then we went to the 'Diwan-e-Khas',the hall of private audience where only select persons could meet the king.
Finally we went to the War Memorial museum where weapons used in the First World War are exhibited.


By noon , we had completed the tour of Red Fort and started our return journey back to school. It was really an unforgettable experience, which apart from being intellectuaaly rewarding , gave us a glimpse of our countries proud history.



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