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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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  • This is after 10 years the second time we visited the red Fort, but were somewhat disappointed. Several buildings could not be entered and were closed for the public. Repairs were ongoing. Actually, w...  read more »
  • The castle's Indian Language name Lal Qila (L = red, Qila = Castle), named after the color of the stones from the Castle. India is the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, as the Imperial Palace of the Red Fort complex Şahcihanabad. Nahr-I-Behisht (Stream) is called fluid water channel adjacent to the lodge consists of a series of a private house. Red Fort, Shah Jahan the Mughal in the management of creativity was a new level of elegance. Albeit, the Palace's layout Islamic procedures each Pavilion, Persian, Hindu and Mongolian traditional architecture typical of members of the Red Fort is a reflection of innovative planning and architectural in fusion, garden design, including Rajasthan, Delhi, Agra, and more distant buildings and gardens in a powerful way. The importance of the Red Fort in India is too large. Apart from being the administrative centre of the former m. Gandhi's independence, the British declared in 1947 in this castle with a separate. The castle was the most important part of the divan-ı Has. The Emperor, for visitors and special high State officials meet here, special meeting here. Nadir Shah in 1739 in the middle of the Hall by removed and taken to the famous "Ornate Peacock throne" to Iran. One-piece that decorates the throne made of gold Peacock pattern Sapphire, rubi, Emerald and Pearl were committed by various gemstones, such as kaboo. Another pattern is the Parrot official one piece Emerald. This throne, nowadays a lot of missing and then exhibited in Tehran. Are these in the open-air lounge Hall wall inscription, written in a Persian poem two string is as follows: "If there's a heaven on Earth, this is it, he's here, he's here."
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  • Must visit! This places is definitely a Indian wonder. Even if you don't like history, this place worth the visit. Don't forget the sunblock! After the Red Fort visit you can go to the historic Old De...  read more »
  • One of the main destination in Delhi with great historical importance, which makes it a must-visit place. Keeping all details about the monument apart, I would like to mention about the 'Light and sound show' which I attended couple of weeks back. Though the summary and narration might have historical content, measures have to be taken care to get rid of mosquitoes from the area(garden) and the surrounding vicinity. I was flabbergasted when I saw the officials distributing mosquito repellent, Odomos to all the visitors attending. This is not a solution. Please clean-up the area, some kind of control or something on daily basis. Thanks,
  • Wonderful place to peep into the mughal lives. Go and feel the royal aura but beware of the eunuchs roaming there. They will not let you go without giving them something. Although they give lots of blessings too after that. A very good place to shop. A little Museum inside will give a hint of that time. View of the city from the terrace is beautiful.
  • The Red Fort is another famous Historical Landmark in Delhi. The fort was started building in 1638 when the Mughal emperor Sahjahan decided to move the capital city from Agra. And the building completed after 10 years in 1648. In Hindi, it is known as 'Laalkilla'. The reason behind the name is because the fort is made of totally red marbles. An important thing to see here is the show which shows the Mughal empire in India. The show happens for one hour, both in Hindi and English.
  • Please don't watch the light and sound show here. Its so awfully boring resourceless senseless. Bakwas (Literally). Else its a nice historical place. See it and get to know about historical background of Delhi.
  • A good place to spend your day. Whole complex is surrounded by beautiful greenery. It is usually crowded but not much. A historical Mughal monument still standing proudly narrating golden Mughal era.
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