Red Fort

Key Points
  • Time Required: 3 to 4 Hours
  • Open Time: 09:30 am to 04:30 pm
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 10 per person
Red Fort

Red Fort

The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal empire till 1857. Red Fort is located in the almost center of Delhi. During the Mughal regime, the Red Fort was in the form of main fort, almost all the events of the British used to be in the Red Fort.

The Red Fort was built in 1648 by the fifth Mughal Empire Shah Jahan as its castle. Red Fort is completely made of red stones. Because of its red stones, it is called as Red Fort.

This fort represents the architectural creativity of Mughal ruler Shah Jahan. The complete fort is based on the Muslim traditions and models. Just outside the fort, there is a beautiful garden which looks different from other gardens exist in Delhi.

The fort is managed by the Archeological Survey of India and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. On the occasion of independence day, the Prime Minister of India hovers the India flag and gives a speech.

This fort has been build just near the river Yamuna, which makes the Red Fort a historical splander. The construction of the Red Fort was started on 13th May 1638 and finished in 1648.

Red Fort Light and Sound Show:
An amazing spectacular show regarding the history of Red Fort and the capital Delhi is shown at the fort for one hour every evening. The show will be in Hindi and English with a half an hour gap in between the two shows.

The light and Sound show at the fort starts at 06:00 pm. To watch the Light and Sound Show, adults should pay Rs.80 and children should pay Rs.30.

Red Fort visiting timing:
The Fort will be closed on Mondays but will be open on all other days from 09:30 am to 04:30 pm.

Red Fort Entry Fee:
Entry fee for Indian citizens is Rs.10 while the same for foreigners is Rs.150.

Red Fort location:
Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006.

How to reach Red Fort:
Delhi metro is the most convenient way to reach any corner of Delhi. Chandni Chowk Metro Station is at 10 minutes walking distance from Red Fort.

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