Red Fort (Lal Quila), New Delhi

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 .
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  • New Delhi is incredibly hectic. It can be nice just to escape the chaos and be around some green, and this is a great place for it. We enjoyed strolling the grounds and had some decent food inside. Th...  more »
  • Online ticket booking at ASI ( Archeological Survey of India) website is recommended to escape the long queues. Morning visit is advisable as the crowd increases during the later part of the day and t...  more »
  • The Red Fort was the first Fort that I saw while visiting India and it was very nice to see the architecture and pavilions. A portion was closed due to renovations. After we arrive the place start get...  more »
  • It was really a nice evening over there we spent. We have lots beautiful experience as well as we get to know about the history of red fort buildings which is build by British for their official work. Also there is a small market in red fort in which you will get beautiful piece of hand made arts and many more things. For understands full fort have a local guide In starting of fort
  • Amidst the smog and chaos of central Delhi, the red fort sits aloof, it's great, russet coloured walls towering over the surrounding bazaars and busy streets. Within these impressive outer ramparts is an expansive area of lawns, trees, waterways, structured halls and the finest architecture that you can explore at some length. The area is large enough to accommodate thousands of visitors without being crowded. Many of the structured halls are impressive and photogenic. There's also a very good museum displaying historical artefacts and paintings. Definitely something to see if you have to spend time in Delhi.
  • This place is much more beautiful than what I have seen in textbooks. The structures are numerous, humongous and magnificent which make it a must visit place for any tourist. Inside are many museums and handicraft exhibitions. The widespread is sprawled with green gardens which makes a suitable place to hangout with friends or family. I am from South India and shall I say that I still cherish those memories at this beautiful place.
  • Great historical place! Inside here there are many small structures and multiple museum. It's a great place to visit with family and I'm sure that you won't get disappoint if you visit Red Fort once in your life. There are many things to explore there and many things to know about our history. I think there are three museums and 8 to 9 structures! And the area inside the Red Fort is also very big and well maintained also.. There are many residential building inside. And you will require a ticket to get in. The ticket for the Museum will also get included with your ticket for 5 rupees extra. I have a backpack which I'm allowed to take inside or you can also keep your bags in the baggage room!
  • One of the most visited places You need about four to five hours to complete a look at the place. It also houses museums with miniatures of independence and arms used in the early times. It has a number of shops inside that handmade products and utilities. Unlike the local fashion markets, you do not have to bargain too You can try the best deal! Ps. Do get the audio guide that they will sell the ticket counter as it will be helpful for you

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