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Red Fort (Lal Quila)

Shahjahanabad, New Delhi, India (Minto Road)
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Ranked #26 of 260 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This wasn't the best fort we visited in India although it has world heritage status! It was very neglected the area was untidy and litter everywhere. The public toilets were disgusting so we were not impressed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

a trip to Delhi is not complete without a visit to the Red Fort, Drenched in history that is well worth a read up before you go, its a nice way to spend an hour or more, depending on the weather. if you are doing the golden triangle though and you only want to see 1 fort in your time,... More

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Tema, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's declared world heritage by unesco. The Red sandstone walls of Lal Qila rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. Inside is a veritable treasure trove of buildings, including the Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This a interesting place, but I did not stayed long. It was a really hot day and lots of pollution and I could not stay I did walk around for a little bit. While there the guides were all over me and that was really pain. The area in a busy area when crossing the street I was very afraid.... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A fort where all Indians can we feel our past with pride. The finner detail are lost with time but the fort showcases our past, the grand life of the Mughal royals. Much has been destroyed by the British. It still has it's elegance. A must visit place to know our past. Little of the township exists within the walls... More

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Czeladz, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It,s very big place takes u to the history stories at once , big gardens , all is quiet in there , very special architects and beautiful , l like it and I heared all it,s story

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Few metres from chandni chowk, old Delhi, or jamia masjid, you will find a gigantic wall protecting the big mahal inside with brick colour walls. A monoment that makes you think about mughals and their architectural tastes. Same like agra fort but a bit smaller in area but with a difference of city. A must place to visit. Inside there... More

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited yesterday to complete a project work for my daughter. Rather unique experience as it coincided with the unexpected heavy downpour of delayed Monsoon in Delhi. Other than many goods that this historical world heritage site have I would point out some areas that pained me. To start with if you are going by car then parking is quite far... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Fort has been located in the banks of yamuna river. Tour operators takes you there as this has historical value. This is a place from where PM of India Hoist flag on August !5th to mark independence day. The fort as such provides with many museum, one could explore the same. Lot of places needs better maintenance. It may... More

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It is a world heritage site. It was built around 1648. small compared to one in Agra. The upkeep can be better.

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