Next on the agenda was Lal Quila/ Red Fort located in the Chandni Chowk area. 1st tip: board the rickshaw from inside the gate as it is a long 1.5 km walk till the main fort. 2nd tip check the weather in Delhi before venturing out. It was blistering hot in Sept. Carry enough water, shades, head cover, umbrella etc or you'll surely get badly sunburnt. Its a huge fort so be ready for a bit of walking. Quite serene and picturesque. You can get a local guide or audio headphones available at the ticket counter in case you are interested in knowing the history of the fort. 3rd important tip; there's a cloak room there so in case you are backpacking travelers like me and my friend were, you can keep your luggage in that room and roam around freely in the fort.
As you all know the native place where we live for our earning is the place where we explore very less.So on one of my sundays i decided to head towards the red fort in delhi. You can visit redfort by metro or bus nearest metro station is Chandni Chowk . You can also visit the near chandani chowk and jama masjid if you want to explore more. It is really one of best moment when you see a lot of things about your history and those majestic buildings.I am in love with this place this is very good if you are intrested in history and love those monuments.You can visit nearby chandni chowk market to do shopping of everything in very cheap price.
Then the next week we targeted Red Fort along with Parathe Wali Gali. Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan when he moved the capital from Agra to Delhi. Delhi has been the capital of Mughal Empire for long time and same importance has been of this Fort for whole time.It took a decade to complete. Whole construction is of red sandstone which still looks glorious and carved.Mughal has Red Fort for 200 years. It was one of the fine gems in terms of construction Mughal empire has worn. When British came and the Mughal empire fell being Bahdurshah as emperor and Mughal house arrested him along with the empire Fort also was taken by British.Red Fort is closed on Monday and entry fee is 10 for indians and Rs. 250 for foreigners. On food exploration side we tasted many dishes but the most amazing experience was with Pranthe wali gali. This gali basically,is very crowded but very tasty food. Shps are situated in very small place. But in paranthe wali gali you get to eat any type of paratha from normal aloo paratha to dry fruit paratha to rabri paratha. All of them are amazing. If you are foody give the place a run since it worths every penny.
Red fort was the residence to the mughals for nearly 200 years. Every year on India's Independence Day , the Prime Minister hoists the Indian flag on the gate of the fort.