Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  National Capital Territory of Delhi  /  New Delhi  /  Historic Sites  /  Red Fort (Lal Quila)

Red Fort (Lal Quila), New Delhi

(3.9/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
With massive sandstone walls, Red Fort (Lal Quila) represents a major Mughal-era structure with a place on the World Heritage List. Built by Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame in 1648, the fort long served as an imposing center of Mughal power. Though you cannot explore much of the fort due to its importance as a military base, you can still marvel at the host of colonnades and pavilions that survived the colonial-era gutting by the British. You'll also get an up-close look at some of the watchtowers and defensive positions that punctuate the wall. Keep in mind that your entry ticket includes admission to the fort's internal museums. Arrange your visit to Red Fort (Lal Quila) and discover more family-friendly attractions in New Delhi using our New Delhi trip generator.
Create a full New Delhi itinerary
map

Plan your trip to New Delhi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in New Delhi by other users

6 days in Hyderabad & New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in India & Singapore BY A USER FROM OMAN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Sariska & North India BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in New Delhi BY A USER FROM JAPAN March, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Agra & New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA March, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA March, culture, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in New Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay) & Kolkata (Calcutta) BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Explore a vast area , take a guide to know properly.will take 4 hours to visit it properly.if u are on tight schedule you can do it a lot quicker.I personally prefer slow exploration to feel and to kn...  more »
  • Its an amazing wall and entrance towers. Inside, you will find a relatively calm environment with some great leftover buildings. Brits did do some damage.... worth a couple of hours, also to get away ...  more »
  • nice place. big line uo for tickets and to get in. nice inside. history at its best. renovations going on .small shopping places.overall nice experience but too crowdy.good thing they have a separate ...  more »
Google
  • Wonderful place . The environment is calm. I went to red fort on eid last month. It is one of the greatest examples of historical architecture in Delhi. It is more beautiful on outside rather than inside. The museums inside were good but can be maintained in a more better manner. The greenery inside is heart warming. One of the best places to visit in Delhi.
  • It's just a place. Don't know, why tourists visits it most in Delhi. There are other landmarks too. As for Red Fort, it is good for history lovers but a common man may feel boring. They take Rs. 30/- for Indians +Rs. 4 for keeping your baggage as lunchbox is not allowed inside. So, Red Fort may seem interesting from outside but in reality it is just some leftover buildings with little aesthetics sense and unimpressive gardens. Well, you can meet a lot of foreigners there.
  • Great place to visit. Very clean and tidy with lots of greenery. It takes a while to visit all the places within the fort complex but it is worth it. It's so calm and serene here that once you are inside, you feel like you have reached a different place outside of Delhi. Must visit once.
  • I love to take a photo here but still tough because of many tourist. Nice fort and. Good view and I hope there are some place to sit down and watching view a bit far from fort.
  • Looks very impressive from the outside, but it's pretty dirty and not terribly well looked after inside. Bit of a disappointment really. Very clear lack of signposting and direction for tourists too. There was no electricity in the museum when I attended, making it hot, dark and uncomfortable. This is apparently not a rare occurrence. Not really recommended.