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Red Fort (Lal Quila)

Shahjahanabad, New Delhi, India (Minto Road)
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Built nearly four centuries back by Moghul emperor Shahjahen Red Fort is associated with Indian History since then.Being the seat of the most powerful ruler in India & later the symbolism that goes with the Prime minister hoisting the national flag here on the Independence Day & a few other earlier events.It is an irregular octagonal building with two long... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

In 1638, Mughal Emperor Shahjahan transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi and laid the foundations of Shahjahanabad, the seventh layer city of the city of Delhi. The focal point of this city was the red fortress or Lal Quila. Its design is credited to architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri.The fort lies along the Yamuna River, which fed the moats surrounding... More

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Very impressive style, nice architecture, but almost nothing to see inside - most part of interiority is absent, it's a pity!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Red Fort is the perfect example for the Mughal occupation in India and they way they decided to have a palace within the fortified construction to keep out the attacks and sieges. Within its walls they had a palace, running water and fountains, a mosque and a military garrison to defend it all. There are some beautiful marble intarsions... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I'm in Delhi since 1981 and only 4-5 times I've been visited the LAL QUILA, which has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Even from my office window I can have a glimpse of the magnificent Lal Quila & Jama Masjid. Since, childhood I love to see the light and sound show, which is organized by the India... More

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I think the Red Fort is a must-see for any visitor to Delhi -- perhaps second to Humayun's Tomb in terms of sheer impressiveness. The red stone walls are so imposing, you stand outside the fortress and think "Wow, this was a strong empire." I found it most pleasing to stand outside the main gate, and just absorb the massiveness... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Red Fort is located in old Delhi.It was built of red sandstone.The main gate entrance is called Lahore gate.The fort consist of many places,Diwani-i-Aam(public meeting hall),Diwani-i-Khas(private meeting hall),Rang Mahal(place for recreation).Khas mahal(bedroom and private place of king),Moti masjid(It was constructed by Aurangzeb),Hammam(bathing place).Light and sound show occurs every evening.This show explains the history of mughals.During summer times the scorching rays... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

But for the flag hoisting on two occasions this place may well be forgotten which may sound weird but for the maintenance which results in nothing but a waste of time going around the entire area of buildings smelling horrible- in fact stinking all over.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Paid a visit to Lal Quila at the end of a short business trip to Delhi Last entry is at 1830 (we went in but found the outside for beautiful) This for me was because the sun was setting and set the walls off in a gorgeous rose hue Stunning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

the historical importance of this fort is worth knowing. a good guide is a must to narrate the history. the attraction does attract a lot of visitors throughout the year. the sound and light show late in the evenings is a beautiful depiction of life at the palace during the mughal rule in india. interesting place of visit in the... More

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