Red Fort (Lal Quila)

India is a country with 29 states that are consist of many fortifications and sightseeing attractions that has been winning hearts of the national and international tourists for many years now. Red Fort in Delhi is one of those fortifications that mark thousands of tourists every year due to its beautiful building and appealing structure. It is famous for the political as well as historical reasons as it was built in the Mughal reign in 1939 by Shahjahan.

Attracts the tourists for sightseeing

This massive piece is a symbol of the influence of Mughal architecture that has got its name from the red sandstone through which it was built and was the residence of the Mughal emperors during their reign in India. The fort was formerly called the Quila-e-Mubarak and was a part of the city Shahjahanabad which covered the entire area of Old Delhi. It has now become the tourist’s attraction and place of entertainment. There are lots of things that excite the travellers from around the world include:

  • You can indulge in sightseeing in the huge palace and its complexes.
  • There are a number of projecting balconies that offers light and sound show.
  • You can have a great experience by witnessing the indoor canals and baths of the palace.
  • There will be multilateral gardens and a lovely mosque to witness at the Fort.

Structure of the Fort

The Fort has got many gates and one of which is the most famous Lahore Gate that opens right in front of the place where the national flag is hoisted on Independence Day. The fort stands 75 feet high with the amazing halls, flat roof, massive fortifications, arches and counted among one of the finest architecture of Mughals in India. It remains open from 7 am to 5:30 pm every day except on Mondays for the travellers and a major tourist attraction with a tag of UNESCO world heritage site.

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Red Fort Delhi Entry Fee

₹35 per person for Indians
₹500 per person for Foreign Tourists
₹25 for Video Camera
₹80 per person for adults on weekends (Light & Sound show)
₹30 per person for children on weekends (Light & Sound show)
₹60 per person for adults on weekdays (Light & Sound show)
₹20 per person for children on weekdays (Light & Sound show)

Quick Facts about Red Fort

Type: Monument
Status: UNESCO world heritage site
Original Name: Qila-e-Mubarak, which means the Blessed Fort
Red Fort Area: Spread over an area of about 256 acres
Red Fort Gates: 2 entrances namely Delhi Gate & Lahori Gate
Red Fort Built in: Construction of Red fort started in 1638 and was completed in 1648.
Red Fort Architect: Architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
Nearest Metro station to Red Fort: Chandni Chowk Metro Station
Red Fort Location: Netaji Subhash Marg, Near Chandni Chowk

Red Fort Delhi Timings

Monday Closed / Holiday
Tuesday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Red Fort Light & Sound Show Timings

Red Fort Light & Sound Show Timings are:
Hindi: 7.30 PM to 8.30 PM (May to Aug)
7 PM to 8 PM (Sep & Oct)
6 PM to 7 PM (Nov to Jan)
7 PM to 8 PM (Feb to Apr)
English: 9 PM to 10 PM (May to Aug)
8.30 PM to 9.30 PM (Sep & Oct)
7.30 PM to 8.30 PM (Nov to Jan)
8.30 PM to 9.30 PM (Feb to Apr)

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Red Fort (Lal Quila)