The Mughal Diwan-i-Khas or hall of private audiences, inside the Red Fort.
This hall of private audiences is located inside the Red Fort, Delhi, India, and was used by Mughal Emperors to meet officials and special guests. It was constructed in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, entirely of white marble. Considered one of the masterpieces of late Mughal architecture, it was probably designed by the architect Iskander Dodi. It is also known as Lal Qila. The Red Fort was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, Shahjahanabad, the seventh Muslim city in the Delhi region. It stands at the eastern edge of Shahjahanabad, and gets its name from the massive wall of red sandstone surrounding its four sides. The wall is 2.5 km long, and varies in height from 60ft on the river -side to 110 ft towards the city. The fort lies along the Yamuna River, which fed the moats that surround most of the wall. The Red Fort is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Delhi, attracting millions of visitors. The Red fort is also the site from which the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on August 15, every year, the day India achieved independence from the United Kingdom.
Delhi is the second-largest metropolis in India after Mumbai, located in northern India on the banks of the River Yamuna. New Delhi is capital of India. Delhi has the political status of a federally administered union territory known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Due to Constitutional amendment in 1991, Delhi was given its own legislative assembly with limited powers. The metropolis consists of three census towns – Delhi, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, along with 214 villages.