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Red Fort (Lal Quila)

Shahjahanabad, New Delhi, India (Minto Road)
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Ranked #27 of 261 attractions in New Delhi
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Type: Historic Sites, Castles, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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Gurgaon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Red Fort is pride of Delhi and is also a symbolic seat of India's democracy as Indian Prime Minister addresses the nation from here on Indian Independence Day every year. Putting here the review of experience as a tourist. Lets being with Parking. There is a big parking lot and that makes it quite helpful in an otherwise dense area.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A decently-maintained fort, that as the name goes is completely red, with touches of marble once you're inside. There are many things to look forward to such as - 1. The mini street market that sells small keepsakes, accessories and traditional goodies, which will definitely catch your attention if you're not a regular Delhi-ite. 2. The various information boards which... More

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It's one of the beautiful and strong Fort made by Mughal Emperors.The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is a beautiful moment with rich history of battle and rulers. A grand entrance and beautiful mix of various architectural styles inside. A place not-to-miss if you are in Delhi.

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Ahmedabad, India
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Being an Indian, it is always interest to see Indian monuments and make our children aware of reach Indian culture and heritage. But some people are making tourism suffer in this country, I have been a frequent traveler, have visited allmost dozen countries but Delhi Lal Quilla is one of the worst managed place in my list. The security staff... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've been to Agra and seen the forts in Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur. So I was disappointed in how much the Red Fort was run down. If you're doing a tour of the Rajasthan area, start with the Red Fort first, everything else is a major step up in beauty. If you're short on time in Delhi and will be... More

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Panaji, Goa, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Yes its the same red fort you see during Independence day celebrations, while you have to often stand in a long Q for tickets please note that you are not allowed to carry any bags inside. so at the side of ticket counter there is cloak room. You gotta make sure your bag is marked properly else in case somebody... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Standing in front of this monument always think wat a monument it was built. Truly a pride of delgi as it stands. Built in mugal era it is truly a visual delight.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are in New Delhi for 4 or more days, and especially if you are not visiting Agra or Jaipur, I would strongly recommend visiting the Red Fort in old Delhi. On the other hand, if you're in New Delhi for only 2 days or so, and especially if you ARE also visiting Agra or Jaipur, you may want... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A very nice fort to visit. Shows the grandeur of the mughals. However long queues during public holidays and the hot weather is a hindrance.

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