About Red Fort

Red Fort, also known as Lal Qila, a red sandstone Mughal fortress, is a historic fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main dwelling of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for almost 200 years, until 1856. It is a breathtaking architectural masterpiece that is beautiful outside and spellbinding inside! Stunning artwork has been showcased inside this red fortress which will leave you mesmerized. From marble hallways to carved and painted ceilings, this place is a wonderful treat to the eyes. Apart from accommodating the emperors, it was also the official and political center of the Mughal state. The Red Fort’s innovative architectural style, including its garden design, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 as part of the Red Fort Complex. Every year on the Independence Day of India (15 August) the Indian "tricolor flag" is hoisted by the Prime Minister at the main gate of the fort, where he delivers a nationally broadcast speech from its ramparts.

Must See

  • Iconic 1600's imperial residence
  • Indo-Islamic architecture
  • Mughal architecture
  • There is a museum inside which showcases Arms & Ammunition

How to reach

The nearest metro stations are the Red Fort Metro Station and Chandni Chowk Metro Station. If you choose to deboard at Chandni Chowk Metro Station then you have to exit from Gate No. 5 and walk about 500 meters to reach the Red Fort.

Tips

  • The roads leading to the Red Fort are extremely crowded.
  • Inside the complex, toilets and guides charge additional fees.
  • Huge bags, food, and sharp objects not allowed.
  • A lot of stuff (souvenirs, etc.) are being sold towards the exit. It's cheaper here than the other tourist stores.
  • Once you enter the main gate of the fort, you will come across some shops selling antiques.
  • People visiting the Red Fort during the evening can enjoy sound and light show which normally starts at 08:30 p.m.
  • Guidebooks and audio guides are available.
  • Keep an eye on your valuables.
  • There are information tablets around and also you can download the free app on-site.

Visit Time

Monday: -       9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: -      9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: - 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: -    9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: -         9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: -     9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: -       9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Waiting Time

10 to 20 minutes.

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

Foreigners: - 500 rupees
Indians: -30 rupees
Free for children under 15 years

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours

 

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Weather

Smoke 18°C

 

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