Best time to visit3:00 PM 5:00 PM
Open hours9.00 am to 7.00 pm (All days Except Monday)
Things to doVisit the Moti Masjid, Diwan- i- Aam, Diwan-I- Khas, Khas Mahal and the Rang Mahal with the marble waterfall. Light and sound shows are a must. The timings are: Summer timing: Hindi - 7 pm to 8 pm, English - 8 pm to 9 pm?, winter timing: Hindi - 6 pm to 7 pm, English - 7 pm to 8 pm
BudgetRs 10 for Indian citizens. Rs 100 for foreigners. Extra Rs 25 for photography
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesCouples, Families, Friends
Rank22 out of 370 attractions in New Delhi
One of the most important monuments in the cultural as well as political scenario of India, the Red Fort is the pride of the capital city of Delhi. It was once the capital of Shahjanabad named after Emperor Shah Jahan. It was during his reign that this awesome monument took its form between 1638 and 1648. The whole structure was named Red Fort or Lal Qila due to the basic material of architecture which is sandstone. It served as the residence of the Mughal Kings for almost 200 years. Later when India became independent, the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the National Flag here and the ritual is still carried on. Every year the Independence Day celebrations are organized here.
Places to stay near Red Fort (Lal Quila)
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Known to be one of the most popular monuments in Delhi, Red Fort has been standing strong as a legendary reminder of Mughal rulers. In the 16th Century, the walls of Red Fort were elongated few miles to save the city from attackers. The city was later taken by the British and the Sikhs. The tale of the former royal residence is shown every evening in Red Fort to take you back in the era of Mughal Dynasty.• Location: Opposite Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.• How to Reach- Buses or Delhi Metro are frequently available• Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Closed on Mondays.
After almost an hour of crawling through the Delhi traffic, we finally arrived at the imposing Red Fort. Now only a mere skeleton of its glory days serving as the city fortress and subsequently the British army barracks, this sandstone and marble fort was constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648 to protect his new capital city, the modestly and imaginatively named Shahjahanabad. Unfortunately for him, he never actually got to live there, since his son (whom some call 'disloyal'; I call 'rational') imprisoned him at Agra Fort to stop him spending any more of the country's rapidly dwindling riches.The last Mughal emperor of Delhi, Bahadur Shah Zafar, was ousted from the Red Fort in 1857, and the fort was taken over by the British (who else?) until India regained independence in 1947. Despite no longer being in use, the fort is well worth a visit; it's easy to see why it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its dramatic red stone walls extending over 2km and reaching a height of 32m at some points along this length.
Red Fort: The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperor for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of Mughal government and the setting for events critically impacting the region.Constructed in 1648 by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort is named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone and is adjacent to the older Salimgarh Fort, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546.
a) For a piece of history
The entry ticket for Red Fort is INR 35 and includes entry for a museum. The entry gate is known as Lahore Gate and that is from where the Prime Minister addresses the nation of the Independence Day. There are shops inside the Lahore Gate which sells handicrafts etc. There were shops at the same place during Shah Jahen era as well. I went straight to the museum where Indian Independence is shown in a marvellous way. There are paintings made from blood as well. The museum took 1 hour of my time and skipped Baori inside the Fort.
The place from where PM addresses the country on 26th Jan
its absolutely a architectural marvel, the market around it makes you feel at home and makes you realize where you are, both at the same time.
The victorious fort of Old Delhi, Red Fort offers the traveler to indulge in the past. It offers light and sound shows at night, both in Hindi and English.
The place from where Mughals ruled India for 200 years. Red fort is situated in old Delhi and houses many buildings like Diwan-e-khass, Diwan-e-aam, Rang Mahal etc etc
Stood as the royal residence of the Mughals for nearly two centuries, the famous Red Fort is an historical building and also a symbolic tourist place in Delhi. The red sandstone walls rising high above the ground up to thirty three meters is a glamorous remainder of the eminent power of the Mughal rulers and was constructed by the famous ruler Shah Jahan.
Red Fort was constructed by Shah Jahan and it is popularly known as Lal Quila. It was the residence of the Mughal Emperor for about 200 years, until 1857.
We all have heard a lot about this site. Red fort where every year the prime minister hosts the National flag on the day of Independence. Every year, a light and sound show is held to make you aware and reflect about the history of that period. It is situated opposite Chandni chowk in Delhi and one can visit this place everyday except Mondays as it is closed on this day. The entry fees is Rs 10 for Indians ad 250 Rs for the foreigners. It is open from 9:00 am to 6:00pm.
Our bad that we could not cover this place while our visit.The Red Fort was constructed by Shah Jahan and was the residence of the Mughal dynasty in India for more than 200 years.Chandi chowk was established in 1650 along with the Red Fort itself.It was later that the parantha shops occupied the place at chandi chowk.This beautiful linked history is best experienced by a visit to the Red Fort along with other famous loactions at Chandi Chowk.
Popularly known as 'Lal Quila', this fort was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The architecture is outstanding and the beautiful green gardens are beautiful. Every year on Independence Day, the Prime Minister gives a speech and hoist the national flag at the main gate.
Red Fort: Red fort is one of the most famous monuments in Delhi. Believe it or not, its wall is spread over more than 2-km in length. In fact, it was built to stop the invaders, though it didn’t work forever. The famous red fort was built in 1638. Want to know more about the red fort? Then watch the one hour-long light show reflecting the history every evening. It remains open from 9am to 6pm except on Mondays. Don’t miss it if you visit Delhi.
This capital city has everything to offer ranging from the modern city life to historical hotspots of the country.
Our next stop is the Red Fort. The Red Fort is a beautiful structure of red sandstone with characteristic Mughal architecture. There is a moat running along the boundary walls of the fort though it is dry now. We walk up to the front side where the Prime Minister hoists the Indian flag. There are interesting indexes on the outer walls shaped like the helmets of soldiers – probably sentry points. We see a guy selling water and cold drinks from across the boundary railings – this guy was making the most of the Delhi heat. :P
Also known as Lal Quila was home to the Mughal emperors, it is enclosed by massive red sandstone walls. The red fort is within walking distance from chandni chowk and is worth a visit.
Gotten quite mixed feelings about this one. There wasn't much I could enjoy with a crowd following my each step and cameras aimed and clicking. First time in my life I thought that wearing a hijab isn't such a bad idea after all... As I found out later, the Indian government has a special free tourist program for rural dwellers to show them around most important sights around the country. And it was the day when such a group arrived to the Red Fort. Probably, I became just another attraction of their program - a rare blond, white skinned bird. It was quite uncomfortable to move around with a curious group of 30 discussing each your move, trying to stand next to you to take a pic, demanding for numerous photos or simply staring how you drink, smoke or whatever. This "Photo, miss" obsession got even harder as we moved across the country. I'm not a striking beauty I'd say, just a typical Slavonic type of girl with dyed hair, dressed rather modest, yet I constantly felt the attention drawn towards me wherever I went. My friend and I even got a peaceful, all that curious stalker following us all round Kolkata for 2 hours, but that's just another story.
Then from Kashimiri gate station (red line) we boarded the train towards Huda City centre (yellow line) and got down at Chandini Chownk Station. Red Fort was the second place on our boards. It’s located in the centre of Delhi and today, houses a number of museums, its major architectural features are in mixed condition; the extensive water conditions are dry. It has beautiful blooming parks and some buildings are in good shape. A sound and light show describing the Mughal history in India is also a major tourist attraction in the evening. The Mosque and Hammam are closed for the public but you can still peep inside from the slightly edged doors and glass windows. The Lahori gate entrance paves way for jewellery and craft stores. NOTE- Timings: Sunrise to Sunset (open on all days except Monday) Entry fee: 10 INR (Indians) and 150 INR (foreigners)