With massive sandstone walls, Red Fort 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 and other attractions to your New Delhi trip itinerary using our New Delhi itinerary planner.
Tours To Red Fort
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Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Red Fort Reviews
We went to the Red Fort whilst on a business trip, so had no time to do our research first. Turned out to be a huge place so try to take enough time when visiting. The other reviews are true: ticket..... more »
The visit to the Red Fort will take you on a journey to Old Delhi. The fort is just beside Jama Masjid. The fort has different entry rates for Indian Citizens and Foreigners, so its best if you check.... more »
Absolutely gorgeous place to visit. Once you get past the hustle and bustle of entrance and shops it opens out into some of the most serene gardens and architecture. Even the smokey air reddening the sunset adds a feel of warmth and romance. Would have got 5 stars if they had toilet paper!
The red fort is an impressively sized building with some fantastic architecture. There is technically not much to do there, but the main draw is the fantastic building itself, the columns and the design really are beautiful. The manicured gardens and grounds are also a really pleasant way to spend an afternoon, a little oasis away from the hustle of Delhi. It may be worth bringing a small picnic and relaxing here for a few hours as many families seem to do. It is well worth a visit if you are in Old Delhi.
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