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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. Arrange your visit to Red Fort (Lal Quila) and discover more family-friendly attractions in New Delhi using our New Delhi trip generator.
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  • I was a little disappointed at the Red Fort. All buildings are closed and you don't see how they're in. And just a walk in the garden. The garden but no flowers. Go early so you avoid the queue. Go to metro, bus stop is in front of you. Price in 2017 500 rupees
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  • Dodged the many touts and misleading directions purchased tickets and audio tour at main gate. Sadly many of the buildings at the far end were closed for repairs perhaps because it is the off season. ...  more »
  • Me and my friend both of us getting bored at room in delhi so we choose toh visit lal quila because it is a nice place it has a museum, market. Market is very costly so if u r from middle class family...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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