Lal Kila is an ancient fort made of red stone that glitters in the sunshine. The Red Fort in Delhi portrays the heritage of India. This fort has a rich historical and cultural importance. In this guide, you will know all the details about this magnificent fort of India.

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This is a very large fort that has Palace, Museum, garden, and many more sections. Indian national flag on the top of this fort manifests its significance.

History of The Red Fort in Delhi

This fort was constructed in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. During this time, the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. However, many rulers of The Mughal clan have ruled the country from this fort.

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Information About Red Fort India

The country celebrates Republic Day and Independence Day at this fort. This is an enjoyable celebration that shows the diversity and unity of India.

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Red Fort Delhi Timings

9 AM to 5 PM


Its Unique construction and magnificent architecture attract many tourists. This fort has a Glazed dome at the top which is a combination of Indo-Islamic architecture. It resembles the forts of Rajasthan in architecture.

Entry Gates

There is a large entry gate that gives a feeling of royalty. The Red sandstone makes it alluring. It is popular as the Lahori gate which is the main gate to enter this fort.

After this, there is another gate that is popular as the Delhi gate. The statues of two elephants at this gate make it beautiful. This gate has attractive carvings of different shapes.

The Palace

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Palaces inside the fort

This fort is famous for its amazing palaces (Mahals). These mahals have unique designs and striking carvings on the stone. However, some of the palaces are under maintenance.

There is a garden in front of these palaces. So, you can relax and spend some time here. The ambiance of this place gives you good vibes.

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Garden at Red Fort

Museum of The Red Fort in Delhi

A museum inside this fort has antiques, a weapon gallery, and artifacts that represent history. This museum is a multi-story building that is an awesome place to visit. In the first storey, there is a gallery of weapons like swords, rifles, canons, soldier costumes, and many more.

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Soldier costume at Red Fort Museum

While on the other floor, a gallery of artifacts, and carvings on the stone makes it enticing. It shows the ancient culture of India. This museum becomes crowded because it has too narrow space inside.

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Attractions of Red Fort

  • Museum
  • A Garden
  • Palaces (Mahals)
  • Moti Masjid
Moti Masjid at lal kila delhi
Moti Masjid Built by Aurangzeb

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Personal experiences of Visiting Lal Kila

I reached Delhi by train. As I planned to visit this place, So I reached here. This fort was glowing because it was morning. The grass in the garden and the large entry gates of this fort is so attractive. It was crowded with Indian and foreign tourists. Then I spent some time in the garden. Last, I visited the museum which has a collection of artifacts and many more.

There are shops at the exit gate where you can buy antiques, clothes, and local items. The Red fort in New Delhi is one of the best places to visit in India.

Entry Ticket of Red Fort

The entry ticket for visiting red fort is 30 rupees. You have to pay 5 rupees extra to visit the museum.

Best Time to visit Lal Kila Delhi

The best time to visit this fort is the winter season because Delhi gets too hot during summer. If possible, visit this fort during the morning time because it is not much crowded. It takes around 2-3 hours to visit this fort.

How to Reach New Delhi

New Delhi is well connected with other cities in India. You can reach here by plane, bus or even train. Reach Indira Gandhi international airport and then head towards Chandni chowk which is near Red fort. You can also book a cab or hire an auto to reach here.

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View of Palace in the delhi fort

FAQs of Red Fort Delhi

Q1. How far is Red fort of Delhi from Chandni chowk?

It is in front of Chandni chowk bazaar.

Q2. What is the timing for visiting Red fort in Delhi?

The timings for visitors is 9 AM to 5 PM

Q3. What are entry fees for visiting Lal kila in Delhi?

It is 100 Rupees for tourists

Q4. Who built the red fort of Delhi?

Shah Jahan built the red fort. However, it was built on a demolished ancient Hindu architecture.

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  1. Must say you actually provide indepth details. Appreciating your hard work. Keep growing brother 🙂
    All the best!!

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