Red Fort

Red Fort

About Red Fort

The Red Fort (Lal Qila) is a magnificent fort complex in the center of Delhi, India, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1648. The fort was the palace of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years until 1857, when the British took control of India. Red Fort Delhi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort is a large complex of red sandstone buildings and is considered one of the most impressive Mughal forts in India. The fort is surrounded by a moat and has a massive red sandstone wall with turrets and a gateway. The fort has a number of buildings, including the imperial palace, the Diwan-i-Am (public audience hall), the Diwan-i-Khas (private audience hall), the Rang Mahal (paintings hall), the Mumtaz Mahal (tomb of Emperor Shah Jahan’s beloved wife), and the Shah Burj (Emperor’s tower). The best time to visit the Red Fort is early morning or late afternoon when the fort is not as crowded.

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Architecture of Red Fort

The architecture of the Red Fort is a mix of Persian, Mughal, and Hindu designs.

History of Red Fort

The Red Fort is a 17th-century fort in the city of Delhi in India. It was the main residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years, until 1857. The fort was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Light and Sound Show

There is no Light and Sound Show in Delhi.

Best Time To Visit Red Fort

The best time to visit Red Fort is from October to March.

Tips For Visiting Red Fort

There is no entrance fee to visit the Red Fort, but photography is not allowed inside the fort.

How To Reach Red Fort

Red Fort is located in Delhi and can be reached by road, rail or air.

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