Red Fort, New Delhi

Red Fort

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About Red Fort (Monument)

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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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  • Very Good 35
  • Good 23
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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16 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
  • 264

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4702 photos
  • 663 Reviews
  •  12407 helpful votes
  •  240041 readers
  • Posted Nov 12, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 251

Tejas

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  • Tejas
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 71 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  454 readers
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 210

Saurav Gupta

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  • Saurav Gupta
  • Lives in Gaya
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  191 readers
  • Posted Apr 7, 2017
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 220

Ayan dutt

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

Manoharyadav

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  • Manoharyadav
  • Posted 1 month ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 201

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Karan Malhotra

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  • Karan Malhotra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  1 reader

"A place where you will find the essence of history"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
All right so this place is quite amazing for explorers and historian's you will find a lot of things and places to explore like "diwan-e-khas, diwan-e-aam etc there are three museum's where you will find a lot of things and paintings so that you can relate to the ancient era and there lifestyle. Overall in my opinion if you are an explorer and want to know be more connected towards ancient india them you must visit it once. The main attraction here is its light and sound show which have a nominal charge you can watch it to get more idea of ancient era and what were diwan e khas setc and how mughals use to rule there. But if you want to see light and sound show you have to stay there till 9.
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Mukesh kumar

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  • Mukesh kumar
  • 2 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  8 readers

"Amazing Experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The Red Fort has an impressive history being the seat of Maugham power for some considerable time. The overall structure is still intact, however the internal body of the fort has either been looted over time or fallen into a state of disrepair. The architecture of the place is both Maugham as well as the late British buildings that were added making it a unique combination. Its worth getting a map of the fort so that you can see where exactly the sights within the fort are.
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Rohan

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  • Rohan
  • 6 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  8 readers

"Shaan-E-Dilli"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Red fort made from the red sandstone and the mighty building of the medieval times, there is another attraction that - Light and Sound Show. In one word it's amazing place to visit in Delhi.
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Biswajeet Mishra

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  • Biswajeet Mishra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 412 photos
  • 49 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
  •  60601 readers

"Redfort a very well built kingdom"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 8, 2017
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
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1249 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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  • Deepak babu
  • 2 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  5884 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
  •  2260 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
  •  33935 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
  • 48 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  39 helpful votes
  •  1809 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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Vinay Gupta

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  • Vinay Gupta
  • Lives in Varanasi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1018 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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