Go to Red Fort and relive the Mughal era through augmented reality

Four years after the Dalmia Bharat Group was awarded the contract to maintain the historic Red Fort in Delhi, becoming one of the first corporate partners in the government’s ‘Adopt a Memorial’ scheme, it launched an interactive show showcasing the Mughal-era heritage. Visitor Center unveiled. fort in an immersive manner.

The air-conditioned center housed in a 19th-century British barracks that has been given a beautiful makeover takes you on a journey through the centuries in Delhi, and exhilarating experiences of reality, an actor who plays a market scene from the time of Emperor Shah Jahan. There are animated presentations of court proceedings on the walls, and many fun activities.

The recently launched Visitor Center at the Red Fort, housed in a 19th-century British barracks, has been given a makeover.

The recently launched Visitor Center at the Red Fort, housed in a 19th-century British barracks, has been given a makeover.

For example, a visitor can build the Red Fort wall using magnetic tiles. Another fascinating interactive wall features wooden blocks with a year inscribed on it. Open it and you get to see fun trivia about everything that was happening in the world while the Mughals were ruling India.

For example, in 1636, when Shahjahanabad was not built, Harvard University was being established in America. In the AR Photography Room, visitors can click themselves against the background of their choice – ranging from Rang Mahal, the Peacock Throne or the fort ramparts

Mughal emperors entertain other famous peacock thrones with the splendid Kohinoor adorning the chhatra

Mughal emperors entertain other famous peacock thrones with the splendid Kohinoor adorning the chhatra

You not only get a glimpse of the splendid artwork and costumes of the Mughal period, but also the history of India with the Red Fort. The loot of the fort, its capture by the British and the freedom movement are all clearly depicted.

Original Unity Room with Harmony installation - Infinite number of Ashoka Chakras twinkle on you - Vande Mataram playing in the background

Original Unity Room with Harmony installation – Infinite number of Ashoka Chakras twinkle on you – Vande Mataram playing in the background

Near the exit there is a Unity Room with an interactive musical wall playing Vande Mataram and a splendid mirror room with millions of Ashoka Chakras twinkling at you – called the Harmony Installation.

actors of chhata bazaar

An actor gives you the feel of Chhata Bazar of Red Fort displaying old-fashioned goods and making a sales pitch in the old style.

A 70-cover restaurant and a souvenir shop, operated by Café Delhi Heights and later by Love India Concept, are part of the visitor centre, which is open from Tuesday to Sunday with an entry fee of $100.

The center has been put together by Design Factory, a Noida-based architectural and design firm, which also houses the Mughal Museum in Agra.

one of the exhibitions in the visitor center

one of the exhibitions in the visitor center

Dalmiya, who signed a five-year deal in 2018 to be the ‘Memorial Mitra’ of the Red Fort, also said that he would resume the sound and light show later this year. Looks somewhat spruced-up, with clean public facilities, drinking water, spruced-up paths and signs in evidence.

Mughal family tree

Mughal family tree

Asked whether the contract, which expires next summer, would be renewed, a spokesman said they were hopeful as two years were lost due to Covid-19.

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25 August 2022

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