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Address: Red Fort | Near Diwan-i-Khas, New Delhi, India
Phone Number: 9949159139
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This 17th century fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and...
This 17th century fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857.
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A visit to The Red Fort

A chance to go back in time and imagine how India was in the past walk in the footsteps of the Mughal Emperors

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

One fine sunday last year, I visited the red fort with a friend. I was staying in delhi for six months doing an internship and sundays were the only opportunities of going out. This was my first visit to the fort and it was really enjoyable. Standing in the long queau to get inside is truly worthwhile. A must visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Quite simply this site was an outstanding visit for me, I spent almost 3 hours wandering sampling and breathing the architecture. I visited late in the afternoon and was surprised how few other visitors there were at the time. I can not wait to go back again after undertaking a little research prior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A chance to go back in time and imagine how India was in the past walk in the footsteps of the Mughal Emperors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Probably the best sightseeing spot in Delhi. They do show Light-show in the evening which is a very nice experience. For the night show consult at the ticket counter or inside the fort there is a management office. You can get the time table of the show there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I saw a Bollywood extravaganza movie that included this, so I admit, I was laughing at myself for wanting to come here. But it truly was worth the time, to soak in the architecture and to imagine all the thousands of people who walked these halls during its heyday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

OMG !!! This place is jst soooooo beautifully built...it showcases the architecture even in the Mughal times... From the entrence to the gates to the garden.. the whole place has left me in an AWE....!!! A Must visit for all art and culture lovers... it also has a museum that keeps all of the Mughal era clothing, pottery, scripts !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Delhi was the seat of the Moghul empire at one point in time, and the Red Fort symbolizes this chapter of history. It is good to be accompanied by a guide to better understand the different parts of the Fort, the Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas, the Moti Mahal,amongst others, and their purposes in those days. One has an immediate understanding of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I feel overwhelmed whenever I drive down along the Lal Quila or the Red Fort early mornings....Gives a feeling of pride and independence. The vastness, the design and architecture are all unique

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Red fort is one of the bench mark of delhi situated near chandni chowk its was built by mughal emperor. It is made of red stone

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Needed more time for this. It was huge and I couldn't see it all and give it the time it deserved. Near old town, it is a very busy place to find parking.

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