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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  • October 5, 2017
    As a fort this is an impressive place, and a visit to Delhi would be missing something if you didn't go. Unfortunately some areas are a bit neglected (or badly altered in years gone by) and you walk p...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    We thoroughly enjoyed the Mughal architect in the cloudy season. The jaw-dropping Museum, shopping malls gave a fine experience. Our entire family relaxed peacefully in the large parks like at home.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    It is an essential monument, impresses by its size and has beautiful views, also boasts exquisite architecture and decoration
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  • June 14, 2017
    I have been coming here for years with overseas guests and for such an important historical site it leaves you somewhat flat. Come on Archaeological Survey of India - you need to get this up to the world class site that it deserves to be. Otherwise well worth a visit. and a good launch pad for the delights of old Delhi.
  • June 5, 2017
    Historic Monument. Well kept. Clean. Accommodation for baggage. Public restrooms. Security needs to be tightened for public miscreants that defy common rules. Worth a visit!! Always.
  • June 21, 2017
    Good place to hang out with family n friends. Near to Chandni chowk metro. Ample parking n food stalls available outside. Camera allowed, very big so children might get tired. Evening light n sound show is a great attraction.
  • June 17, 2017
    Best part of the red fort was the outer fort wall, very impressive size with deep colours. The detail of the fort is not very intricate though, when compared to other such sites. Inside there is not much to see but is rather a nice place for locals and families to hang out. As a foreign tourist I dont think its worth going inside when locals pay 35rs and foreigners pay 500rs. Walking along the outside would have been enough for me.
  • May 2, 2017
    Really great place to hang out with friends.... If you went there make sure that you buy a museum ticket as it is awesome!!! Filled with ancient Guns, Army Accessories and other stuffs which reflects India's Military standards. Would have been better if there were more seating arrangement especially in summer.

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