Red Fort


Red Fort

One of the most historic monuments in India. This famous monument gets its name from the red sandstone used in its construction under the authority of great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The whole city of old Delhi is constructed around the fort for strategic purpose.
The beauty of this fort will be noticeable from the very first moment you strike your eyes on this beauty. With its red sandstone colored walls and giant gates combined with tall pillars guarding the fort like an old guardian vowed to protect his property.
Built by 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan The imperial apartments consist of a row of pavilions, connected by a water channel known as the Stream of Paradise (Nahr-i-Bihisht). The fort advanced is taken into account to represent the celestial point of Mughal creativeness underneath Emperor, and although the palace was planned according to Islamic prototypes, each pavilion contains architectural elements typical of Mughal buildings that mirror a fusion of Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions.

Entry fee and visiting time of Red Fort

The fort is opened throughout the week except on Mondays.
It is opened from 7 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. and will take you around 2-3 hours to see the whole area.
The special light and sound show happen in evenings which should be attended by everyone.
Hindi Show : 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
English Show : 9 pm - 10 pm
Children below the age of fifteen square measure unengaged to enter the fort. Indians, SAARC voters and BIMSTEC voters square measure charged federal agency ten per head. Others are charged INR 250 per head.
Cost for the sound and lightweight show is :
Weekdays: federal agency sixty per head for adult and federal agency twenty per head for youngsters
Weekends and Holidays: federal agency eighty per adult and federal agency thirty per kids
Tickets for the show and entry to the fort ought to be purchased individually.

How to reach Red Fort

Delhi has an international Aiport in the name of IGI international Airport which is only 27 km away from Red fort.
For amazing deals on your flight bookings, Book through Farehawker.
The closest metro station is Lal Qila metro station which is on the purple line metro station.

Best time to visit Red fort

During any part of the year the fort is a surreal place but winter is the best time to visit since the temperature is bearable and fort can easily be explored by anyone.
During Republic Day and Independence Day the fort has its own importance since the Prime Minister’s speech is delivered from the front gate of Lal Qila.

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