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Red Fort (Lal Quila), New Delhi
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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.
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  • We saw this on our first day in Delhi. It is a massive complex with so much history and it is still used every year for the Independence Day speech. After learning about how it was set up in the past,...  more »
  • A place to visit in Delhi around all the gardens if they rot see also from the Minaret of the mosque visit in the afternoon is more enjoyable
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  • Such a shame visit was ruined by disgusting dense smog, didn't appear much to see lot of walking .....quite funny 500 rupees for foreigners 30 rupees for Indians to get in ! 
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Once a residence of Mughal Emperors, the red fort is worth visiting archeological site if you are in delhi. It will feed you with information in and out.
  • One of the well known and well preserved heritage monuments of India, one must visit Red Fort if he or she comes to Delhi, famous for its mighty walls, local Bazaar, beautiful deewan-e-aam and deewan-e-khas, the views are so beautiful.
  • Dont wast ur time and dont spend ur money. Tere is nothing....to do... to see... No fountains, no water in pools, everything is closed for visiting and only few monuments r avalable. Crap.