Red Fort approved as world heritage site

By staff reporter

New Delhi : Red Fort – a grand monument, from where Shah Jahan ruled the vast Mughal empire, rules the hearts of tourists who come to India.

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Now the Red Fort has got a nod of approval from UNESCO, which has named it a world heritage site.

Nearly 350 years old this magnificient building shows the skill of construction during Mughal empire.

It is built by Shah Jahan during 1628 to 1658 and is so beautiful that it represents the sight of heaven.

A persion poetry is inscripted on it which is as follows-

                                             Agar firdaus ba ru-e-zameen ast

                                      Hameen ast wa hameen ast wa hameen ast

                                             (If there is a paradise on earth 

                                                 it is here it is here it is here)

Red Fort was among 45 sites from 38 countries vying for the prestigious listing and this is a very practical honour for it means that it will be better preserved and conserved as a monument.

With the Red Fort getting the muchy sought after title, Delhi has become the only city in the country to have three world heritage sites.The other two are Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb.