Red Fort9303 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Netaji Subhash Road, Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-1123277705
- Ticket Price: 10 INR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort
The Red Fort is a beautiful fort complex that is in many ways symbolic of the splendor of Delhi and its Moughal history. Shah Jahan the Great Moughal emperor gave the fort its present prestigious position when he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi at the Red fort. Apart from its Mughal history for which this fort is famous for, the Red Fort is of extreme value to Independent India as it hosted the first speech of Independence by Jawahar Lal Nehru here.
The sandstone walls give it its distinctive red color and its name; the Lal Qilah or Red Fort. But the fort isn’t just one building but a complex of a various sections and palaces that render it a grandeur that isn’t easily paralleled by other historical buildings in India. The buildings are quite grand and striking and the interiors feature very intricate and ornate artwork that leaves tourists mesmerized. Although it isn’t in its former glory the fort is still quite beautiful. The fort stands on the Yamuna River which left it with a perfect strategic location in the old times. Today its location gives it a sense of exquisiteness and makes you forget that a busy city exists right outside. There is also a beautiful music and sound show that is put up every evening. The show is certainly worth a watch or maybe two!
Red Fort Travel Tips
- The timings for the light and sound show is 6:00 pm onwards.
- It was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
Entrance Ticket Details For Red Fort
- Rs.10 for Indians and Rs.250 for foreigners.
- Ticket price for the Light Show- INR 60 on weekdays and INR 80 on weekends.
How to Reach Red Fort
- Nearest Metro station: Red Fort
- Al Jawahar
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58.57% of people who visit Delhi include Red Fort in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
70.56% of people start their Red Fort visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Red Fort
92.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Red Fort