Diwan-i-'Am: Hall of Public Audience
Designated a World Heritage Site, the Red Fort, located in New Delhi, is a treasure trove of cultural history. You can spend hours wandering among the various buildings, learning much about the history of India. Tucked away within the walls of the Red Fort is the Hall of Public Audience. Don't be fooled by the modest red exterior, for once you cross the threshold you are greeted by intricately detailed inlaid paneled walls that run from the floor to the canopy-ceiling. And it is within this chamber that the emperor would receive people from the community and hear their complaints. I entered this building to comment about the 104 degree heat, but alas, there was no emperor available, as it was far too hot.
Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
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