Red Fort, New Delhi
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Red Fort

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 8.00 PM

Red Fort which is also known as Lal Qila was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan. This monument represents the grandeur of the Mughal Court, which was constructed during the 17th century. Lal Qila was once the residential area of the Imperial Family of India. It was the capital of the Mughal rulers until 1857, when Bahadur Shah Zafar II went in exile after he was defeated by the Britishers.

In 2007, Red Fort was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is situated in Old Delhi. The construction of this fort started in 1638 and it took over 10 years to complete the work in 1648. It was originally called as 'Qila-i-Mubarak', meaning the blessed fort, as it was the royal residence of Mughals.

During the British colonial rule, this fort was mainly used as a cantonment, which remained under the control of Indian Army after Indian Independence. This fort has various structures including Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Nahr-i-Behisht, Zenana, Mumtaz Mahal, Moti Masjid and Hayat Bakhsh Bagh. Red Fort also houses a famous Swatantra Sangrama Sangrahalaya or the Museum of the Independence Movement. There is also a Daawat Khana in Red Fort, which has been converted into a Tea House, where tourists can have tea and snacks.
 

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  • Average 2
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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14 Video Reviews for Red Fort

Emmanuel Raj

  • Tourist
  • Emmanuel Raj
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 164 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  42 readers
  • Posted Feb 7, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 260

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4028 photos
  • 662 Reviews
  •  12091 helpful votes
  •  220867 readers
  • Posted Nov 12, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 249

Saurav Gupta

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  • Saurav Gupta
  • Lives in Gaya
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  189 readers
  • Posted Apr 7, 2017
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 220

Ayan dutt

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  • 7 Reviews
  •  25 helpful votes
  •  67 readers
  • Posted Dec 30, 2016
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 218

Avaneesh Sandupatla

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  • Avaneesh Sandupatla
  • Lives in Warangal
  •  14 helpful votes
  • Posted Apr 9, 2017
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 220

Aryan anand

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  • Aryan anand
  • Posted Aug 17, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 251

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Biswajeet Mishra

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  • Biswajeet Mishra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 363 photos
  • 44 Reviews
  •  21 helpful votes
  •  58433 readers

"Redfort a very well built kingdom"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its was a summer time I went there, so I got tired I would suggest people visit in the evening time, now coming to redfort. It was just cool to see. I saw the beautiful architecture and that impressed me even I saw some of museum things. I share in Pics too you can see. The Sword and Equipment used by kings during Maugham period.
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Naina Rewari

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  • Naina Rewari
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 7 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  907 readers

"Good place to see different things"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 15, 2017
It is the good place to see and watch different decorations ideas.
There is a market also where different and antiques are advertised.
Fort is actually in red colour and good to see this place.
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Deepak babu

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  • 2 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  4883 readers

"Nice destination""

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2017
We went there around 4 pm and it took around 3. 5 hours to cover all major areas, The place is wow factor. If you want to know history of this better hire a guide else no need to them because they are hyped.
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Irfan Khan

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  • Irfan Khan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2016 readers

"Strong red fort"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2017
The red fort it's place where you can visit to see how our old people build this fort it's very strong till date. We all friends most like this place to seen. Its wall maintained I love Delhi to seen this red fort.
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Parag Joshi

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  • Parag Joshi
  • Lives in Pune
  • 54 photos
  • 45 Reviews
  •  31 helpful votes
  •  32392 readers

"Excellent architecture"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2016
Even though it was mid-September, we had heat in the low 100's on the day we visited the fort. While quite historic, it was not as fantastic as other forts in northern India. They are doing some restoration work on some buildings. The shopping bazaar inside the fort was a unique quality. But it was crowded and one felt like he had walked the gauntlet just to enter. Not a good choice for a hot and sunny day!
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Farhan Arif

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  • Farhan Arif
  • Lives in Kannur
  • 19 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
  •  1676 readers

"Worthy place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 16, 2016
A nice place to relax. Lots of places to capture photos & a huge place of historic buildings. It is better to go with family rather than your friends. Worthy place to visit.
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  • 2 votes

Vinay Gupta

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  • Vinay Gupta
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  944 readers

"Red fort"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 30, 2016
Red fort is also good place to see in Delhi. The fort from inside is very big. It has handicraft shops and many more shops to see inside. It's quite big place to see inside. Earlier times people use to manage such big place which was quite tough.
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Vikas Ahlawat

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  • Vikas Ahlawat
  • Lives in Rohtak
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  298 readers

"Just fun"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2016
It was a good trip with all my friends. We all fully enjoyed there.

It was a wonderful trip with all friends..

On that day we spent almost full day in Red fort. And had lots of fun. Red fort is a very nice place for fun. Red fort is heritage fort of India. All people visited it once in their life. So you also visit it... All the best for your journey.
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Jagdish Raval

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  • Jagdish Raval
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 503 photos
  • 413 Reviews
  •  154 helpful votes
  •  205950 readers

"Architectural Heritage"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2016
Red Fort was the palace of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and continued further for 200 years by Maugham Dynasty up to 1857. There are so many museums in Red Fort. Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas are main attraction of Red Fort. Red Fort is also witness of Independence Day celebration on 15th August since 1947. According to me, Red Fort of Agra is better than this one. A good visit.
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Vijay Potluri

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  • Vijay Potluri
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 262 photos
  • 95 Reviews
  •  64 helpful votes
  •  37176 readers

"Nice Fort"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 22, 2016
Red Fort is one of the very interesting places in New Delhi. You can remember Republic Day flag hosting by the Prime Minister of India. You can see that place along with the fort. The Fort is so nice and guides will explain how they built like that. It's also an Architectural Marvel. The technology on those days what they used is very inspiring.
The Museum displays war fare, equipments they used and many.
I don't watched this in night but some people told a small candle light can illuminate the whole Queens Room with the help of mirror reflectors they arranged in ceiling. Next time I will try again.
Hope you enjoy.
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