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Red Fort (Lal Quila)

Address: Shahjahanabad, New Delhi, India
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Ranked #26 of 214 Attractions in New Delhi
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This 17th century fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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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Pune, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A large old Fort built by Shah Jahan, with lot of history associated with it. It's huge and imposing, but not beautiful. A light and sound show to take you through history, but "what a boring show". It's huge, but not grand. What an amazing piece of architecture, but still nothing great to remember

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you're going to forts in Agra or Jaipur or elsewhere, you should feel free to skip this one in Delhi. There were no exquisite pavilions or palaces like in the other forts, and the grounds were not even enjoyable to walk through because of so much construction. If the government would inject some money into this complex, I'm sure... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very popular attraction in the day particularly with the locals. School children I assume from all over India come to visit this attraction. A visit here will leave astounded but at the same time a little sadness as all the intricate inlays on the marble walls are in need of restoration. Past invaders have plundered the jewels... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Not just a military fort, but palace for the royal. Very interesting and takes time to explore everything. A must for anyone interested in history!

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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Red Fort in Purani Delhi is one of the beautiful thing I have seen. It makes myself proud of being Indian and represents the whole country and its unionism. It is always heart throbbing to watch our national symbol.

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vizag
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The seat of power in India. Shahjahan built this to move his capital of India from Agra to Delhi. A very beautiful monument but only some part is remained inside as majority was detroyed by British.Still its a must visit. Please visit museums also inside especially the freedom movement museum. Audio guide is available. So use that instead of manual... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Out of all the forts I visited in India this one was the most dissapointing. It certainly is huge and an amazing huge Fort but the maintenance is very poor and there was litter everywhere. If they could get the fountains, cannels and pools to operate then it would truly be amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

If you wanna hangout with friends then this might just be a time-killer. Not recommended for a group of friends, you might be extremely bored unless you have interest in History!!!

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Very nice attraction. To have best impression, hire a guide. I do not know my Indian history,so context is important.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Best if you want to capture beautiful pics in front of the reddishh fort ! The entry fee is very cheap as low as only 10rs!!

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