Red Fort of Delhi

Red Fort of Delhi

Red Fort of Delhi in Delhi India - Get detailed information on Red Fort of Delhi like How To Reach, Where To Stay, Best Time To Visit, Red Fort of Delhi Photos, Reviews, Attraction & Activities
  • Delhi
  • India
India
#20
Amont Things to Do in Delhi
  • Timings
    7 00 AM - 5 30 PM, Mondays Closed
  • Time Required
    2-3 hours
  • Entry Fee
    Indian Citizens, citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC nations INR 10, Other foreigners INR 250, No fees for children below the age of 15
  • Built in
    1639

Red Fort of Delhi, Delhi Overview

Red Fort of Delhi in Delhi India - Get detailed information on Red Fort of Delhi like How To Reach, Where To Stay, Best Time To Visit, Red Fort of Delhi Photos, Reviews, Attraction & Activities

About The Red Fort

The Red Fort, an iconic monument nestled in the heart of Old Delhi, stands as a testament to India's rich history and architectural brilliance. Commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century, it served as the Mughal residence until 1857. Its imposing red sandstone walls, stretching for about 2.5 kilometers, enclose a marvelously designed complex.

 

Timings of Red Fort

The Red Fort welcomes visitors from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, except on Mondays when it remains closed for maintenance.

 

Entry Fee of Red Fort

The entry fee for Indian nationals is typically around INR 35, while for foreign tourists, it's approximately INR 550. Children below 15 years of age can enter for free.

 

Required Time and Restricted Items

Exploring the Red Fort comprehensively usually takes around 2-3 hours. To ensure the site's preservation, visitors are prohibited from carrying items like weapons, tobacco, and large bags inside.

 

Architecture of Red Fort

The architectural grandeur of the Red Fort is breathtaking. Its intricate design amalgamates Persian, Timurid, and Indian architectural styles, showcasing exquisite marble work, ornate domes, and delicate carvings.

 

Best Time to Visit Red Fort

The best time to visit is from October to March when the weather remains pleasant, making the exploration more enjoyable.

 

How to Reach Red Fort

The Red Fort is easily accessible by metro, with the nearest station being Chandni Chowk. Buses and taxis also offer convenient access.

 

History of Red Fort

Constructed between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort served as the residence of Mughal emperors for over two centuries. It witnessed historical events like India's independence proclamation in 1947.

 

Inside Red Fort

Within its walls lie several magnificent structures, including the Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), Rang Mahal (Palace of Colors), and the iconic Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque).

 

Red Fort Traveling Tips

To avoid crowds, it's advisable to visit early in the morning. Engaging a guide can provide deeper insights into the fort's history and architecture.

 

Hotels Near Red Fort

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  • Hotel Tara Palace

  • Hotel Broadway

Nearby Tourist Spots of Red Fort

Several attractions surround the Red Fort, such as Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Market, and Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, offering a rich cultural experience.

 

The Red Fort continues to captivate visitors with its majestic allure, preserving India's bygone splendor while remaining a symbol of its enduring heritage.

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