Red Fort
The Red Fort was built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in the 17th century in the walled city of Old Delhi. The Fort was named “Red Fort” because of the extensive use of red sandstone on its walls. The construction of the Fort was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1638 when he decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. It took 10 years to construct the Fort, which was completed in 1648. Until 1857, RED FORT served as the capital of the Mughals. Being the residence of the Royal Family, it was originally referred to as the "Qila-i-Mubarak" (the blessed fort). It was in 2007, Red Fort was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jama Masjid
“Jama Masjid’s” original name was “The Masjid-i Jahan-Numa”, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It took six years (1650-1656 AD), the efforts of over 6,000 workers and 10 lakh (1 million) Rupees to complete the mosque. The courtyard in the mosque, rectangular in shape, measuring 75 m by 66 m, can accommodate 25,000 worshippers at a time. The name “Jama Masjid” came from the congregation prayers of Muslims, Jummah, done weekly Friday noon, usually in a mosque, the "congregational mosque" or "jami' masjid". The Jama Masjid has three gates, four towers and two minarets of 40 meter height constructed out of red sandstone and white marble.