Red Fort (Lal Quila), New Delhi

3.9
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. Add Red Fort (Lal Quila) and other attractions to your New Delhi trip itinerary using our New Delhi itinerary planner .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Red Fort (Lal Quila)
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Red Fort (Lal Quila)
Red Fort (Lal Quila) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
5,270 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Beware of pick pockets outside - we clocked that we were being followed. Also the only place in India where as women we were hassled continuously (despite being in a mixed group). Red Fort itself was ...  more »
  • On of the must visit place in Dehli.very crowed at evening .due to busy ittenary unable to visit inside .u simply can reached the place by car or rickshaw  more »
  • it was so nice with so many mistry of the fort we went there by car with guide he explained us so many things about this fort..  more »
Google
  • The Red fort is our one of the best heritage place.. Good Tourists place The Red Fort is one of the most popular monuments in the history of India. It has a big area for the visitors to watch over. Different sections have their own importance. Highlighted. It has also has a museum showcasing various historic parts of the past. Be it uniforms, Spears, swords or old telephonic instruments. A good watch. But a big factor to be considered is the weather. It's an open air place, so if you go on a sunny day make it a point to carry your goggles and cap. Not to forget drinking water. The place is facilitated with I public washrooms and drinking water. But please choose a pleasant weather period to visit or else you'll be drenched in sweat.
  • Good Tourists place The Red Fort is one of the most popular monuments in the history of India. It has a big area for the visitors to watch over. Different sections have their own importance. Highlighted. It has also has a museum showcasing various historic parts of the past. Be it uniforms, Spears, swords or old telephonic instruments. A good watch. But a big factor to be considered is the weather. It's an open air place, so if you go on a sunny day make it a point to carry your goggles and cap. Not to forget drinking water. The place is facilitated with I public washrooms and drinking water. But please choose a pleasant weather period to visit or else you'll be drenched in sweat.
  • The Red fort is our one of the best heritage place.. Good Tourists place The Red Fort is one of the most popular monuments in the history of India. It has a big area for the visitors to watch over. Different sections have their own importance. Highlighted. It has also has a museum showcasing various historic parts of the past. Be it uniforms, Spears, swords or old telephonic instruments. A good watch. But a big factor to be considered is the weather. It's an open air place, so if you go on a sunny day make it a point to carry your goggles and cap. Not to forget drinking water. The place is facilitated with I public washrooms and drinking water. But please choose a pleasant weather period to visit or else you'll be drenched in sweat.
  • This Mughal marvel was built by the fifth Mughal Emperor- Shah Jehan (r. 1628-1658) who was a great lover of architecture and is known for many other stunning architectures which include Jama Masjid of Delhi and the world famous Taj Mahal at Agra. Ustad Ahmed Lahori was the chief architect of this fort also known as the 'Quila-i-Mubarak'. It took a total of 8 years, 10 months and 25 days' time to be built and was completed in 1648 A.D. The Red Fort or Lal Qila was owned by the Mughals until 1857 (for almost over 120 years) when the British Empire captured it and administrated it for over 90 years until the freedom of India in 1947. The world famous Taqht-i-Taus or Mayur Sinhasan or the Peacock Throne was put here during the Shah Jahan's reign and was later captured by Nadir Shah who later lost its precious Kohinoor diamond to the British Empire. At present, the Red Fort is the host monument of Indian Independence Day celebrations on August 15, every year. The Prime Minister of India hoists the Indian flag 🇮🇳 from here only before adressing and congratulating the nation on its Independence anniversary. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ लाल किला का निर्माण पांचवें मुग़ल बादशाह- शाहजहां (शासन 1628-1658 ईसवी) ने करवाया था। शाहजहां का वास्तुकला प्रेम जगज़ाहिर है और दुनिया उनके शासन में निर्मित इमारतों की मिसाल देती है जिनमें दिल्ली की जामा मस्ज़िद और दुनिया के सात अजूबों में शुमार विश्वप्रसिद्ध ताजमहल भी शामिल हैं। 'किला-ए-मुबारक' के नाम से भी विख्यात इस इमारत का प्रमुख वास्तुकार उस्ताद अहमद लाहौरी था। इस किले को बनाने में कुल 8 साल, 10 महीने और 25 दिनों का समय लगा और वर्ष 1648 ईसवी में यह पूर्ण हुआ। लाल किला पर लगभग 120 वर्षों तक मुग़लों का एकाधिकार रहा और उसके बाद अंग्रेजों ने वर्ष 1857 में हिन्दुस्तान पर अपनी हुक़ूमत जमा ली और कुछ 90 वर्षों तक इस देश पर शासन किया। वर्ष 1947 में भारत उनसे अंततः आज़ाद होने में सफ़ल हुआ। विश्वप्रसिद्ध ' तख़्त-ए-ताऊस' अथवा मयूर सिहांसन शाहजहां के शासनकाल में क़िले के दीवान-ए-ख़ास में बादशाह सलामत के लिए आसीन था जिसे बाद में नादिरशाह लूट कर अपने साथ ले गया और कुछ वर्षों बाद उसे ब्रिटिश हुक़ूमत से हार बैठा जिससे मयूर सिंहासन में जड़ा 'कोहिनूर' हीरा ब्रिटिशर्स के पास चला गया। वर्तमान समय में भारत के माननीय प्रधानमंत्री स्वतंत्रता दिवस पर यहीं की प्राचीर से हर साल 15 अगस्त को तिरंगा 🇮🇳 लहराते हैं और देश को संबोधित करते और अपनी शुभकामनाएं देते हैं।
  • The Red fort is a Historic place in Delhi. There are several Museum inside the campus of Red fort, Those are nicely maintained. Garden inside campus is also nice. You can visit with family here. Spare minimum 2-3 hours for this place. Get ready to walk around 4-5 kilometers to cover full area of Red Fort. This pic is from inside Garden Area.
Places to stay near Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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.

Popular things to do in New Delhi

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 4​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h

Historic Sites in New Delhi

View all >
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in New Delhi

4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.1
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 30​min

Shopping in New Delhi

View all >
3.5
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
3.6
Duration: 2​h
3.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from New Delhi

4.7
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 8​h

Nearby attractions in New Delhi

4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h

Plans to Red Fort (Lal Quila) by other users

19 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in New Delhi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA October, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in India BY A USER FROM VIETNAM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Golden Triangle (India) BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in India BY A USER FROM IRAQ November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Tokyo, Golden Triangle (India) & Gloucester BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in India BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in New Delhi BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans