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This is the Naubat Khana situated on the eastern side of the Red Fort Campus.

Some tidbits about Naubat Khana :

The Naubat or Naqqar Khana( Drum House)stands at the entrance of the Palatial Complex.In its glory days,Musicians from Naubat Khana announced the arrival of the Emperor or other important dignitaries at the court of the public audience.It is a distinct sign of Mughal architecture.

Here music was played five times a day at the appointed hours. It housed a gate known as 'Hathi Pol' (Elephant Gate), where visitors dismounted from their elephants. This three storey rectangular building boasts of carved designs on its red stone walls. It is said that these carvings were originally in gold. The paintings were done on the interiors as well. It is believed that later Mughal Kings, such as Jahandar Shah (1712-13) and Farrukhsiyar (1713-19), were murdered here. It now houses the War Memorial Museum on its upper storey.

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