Red Fort (Lal Quila), New Delhi

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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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  • A must see in Delhi! Wish we had more time to truly explore it. It is big! Entrance fee for foreigners is 500 rupees (35 for locals). Take a tuk tuk! It is a long walk from where the taxi drops you of...  more »
  • Red fort is the most famous tourist spit of Delhi ! Situated in the very crowded area - full of pick pockets - you need to be careful about your belongings ?The sparawling fort is mind blowing . Aweso...  more »
  • Although we went on to visit other more lavish city forts in India, the Red Fort has much to offer, including a little bit of peace  more »
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  • A very important and reasonably well-preserved complex. A guidebook is helpful to understand all of the structures and history. Ask a security guard if you need a foreigner ticket as the appropriate window can be difficult to find when crowded. Attention is needed to return some structures, stairs, ramps, etc to visiting condition. Some interpretation and visitation of the numerous British occupation period buildings would provide a more complete understanding of the colonial era and subsequent independence of India. Adjacent to Old Delhi and easy to combine a visit to the Red Fort with a bicycle rickshaw trip through the old city.
  • 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!
  • Early morning is the best time to visit this place, it gets crowded on weekends as the day progresses. The walk around the fort is lovely. The monuments inside are beautiful. Requires walking and the green lawns inside the fort are just the right place to rest your feet. We went for the evening light show tour, it wasn't very impressive. A lot of people say this is one of the top must see places in Delhi, but I agree.
  • Excellent place. Decently managed.. battery operated rickshaw takes you from parking to Lahore gate. Tickets cost at 35 for Indian and SAARC citizens. It would take 2 hrs for a thorough visit. An audio guide is available near ticket Counter. Just as one enters there is a small market for memorabilia from small trinkets to expensive idols..Good value for money.. Have Fun and touch 500 year old history
  • The Red Fort consists of many separate buildings. It must have been very grand in it's day. It's such a shame that all of the water features in the grounds are empty. It would look so much better if they filled them up. There is some renovation going on and it's difficult to get close to a few of the buildings. The small bazaar within the grounds is good and sells handicrafts and souvenirs. The marble inlaid with precious stones is beautiful and the architecture amazing, such an achievement for the Mughals so many centuries ago. The weapons room is good if you like that kind of thing.

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