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Red Fort (Lal Quila)

Shahjahanabad, New Delhi, India (Minto Road)
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As featured in 3 days in New Delhi
Ranked #26 of 260 attractions in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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 April 23, 2014 NEW

The Red Fort, otherwise known as Lal Quila, was built in 1546 as a fortified palace for then ruling Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is built predominantly of red sandstone, and it is this that gives the fort its distinctive description. Built in both Hindu and Persian style, the Red Fort was considered a remarkable piece of Mughal architecture. In... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building. Very impressive. Go with a guide so that you get all the information about this wonderful building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I think this is one of the top 5 historical sights in Delhi - a 17th century fort built by the Mughals. Coming from Europe we're rather blase having a surplus of castles/forts etc but this is impressive for Northern India and worth a visit. Our guide was excellent and it helped by having an explanation of the architecture /... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I think this is one of the most iconic places in New Delhi and it must not be missed on a trip to India. The shear size of this fort was very amazing. The prime minister of India also addresses the nation from here on every Indian Independence Day. We found it very useful to hire an English Speaking guide... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The initial thought of Red Fort is much more exciting and intriguing than the place itself. The museums inside the fort are excellent and by the highlight of it. But you could do much worse than stand outside and take pictures before heading to the hustle and bustle of Old Delhi

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Go by metro and keep around 3-4hours for the red fort as it is one of the most magnificent in India and it's where you l get to see the tricolor flying high.If you are planning to go in summers then mind you carry umbrellas and water enough to last 3-4hours be coz walking in summers becomes realy challenging as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Delhi has been described the 'Dil' (heart in Hindi) of India. And the heart of Mughal Delhi is the Red Fort. It's walls have witnessed over 3 generations of politics, intrigue and love. All of which can be seen and heard in the Son-et-lumiere show in the evening. What can also be seen are the royal courts for the commoners... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

When ever u will visit u will see a different a something new about red fort. On weekends there are long queues at entry gate. Evening laser show is marvelous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

One of the most brilliant architectures of Mughal Period… Glorious building with huge entrance…Greatly craved walls and roofs, fascinating passages, marvellous arrangement of ‘Deewan-E-Khas’ and ‘Deewan-E-Aam’… all depict the glories of great Mughal Empire. A must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders. Its architectural marvel and one cannot miss it if you happen to be in Delhi.

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