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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 259 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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Red Fort is one of most important symbols of Mughal architecture in India. Where there are many important monuments of importance in Delhi but not all are as well maintained as this one. You can actually see the security officers guarding the monument and gardeners working in the garden. It is clean and the architecture is amazing, however, you are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

A must visit to get a good idea about Indian history art and architecture. A sprawling place ,time taking but interesting. Do not miss the sound and light show in the evening .Be aware of mosquitoes though.

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tucson, az
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

An impressive Mogoul fort with interior buildings from Taj Mahal's builder, it's just not that impressive--especially compared with other forts around the world. Much of it is under reconstruction/preservation, which may improve the experience int he future. The vaunted evening light program reviews the well-known aspects of the Mogoul empire, Persian invasion and British invasion. The sound show is awesome--the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Red fort a very important historical site across Chandni chowk making it one of the most crowded area of Delhi. The place is open till 6 pm and it's costs only Rs.10 to enter for Indian's, you need atleast 2 hours there and you must take the recorded tour in which you are given headphones to listen to a tape... More

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

It was difficult to enter on a sunday at 11 o clock. Many people - even for India! Nice atmoshere with a lot of garden area. But keep your ticket with you, you will need it several times. Good fun to watch the squirrels in the trees.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Lovely park and buildings in the middle of New Delhi with an interesting history. We were taken there by car and driver from Indian travel Organisers whom we chose to travel around New Delhi. Excellent company who gave us personal service and I would highly recommend them.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Although not as enticing as the Agra fort, worth visiting. Long walk to the entrance from the parking area. Usually crowded. Many areas under restoration. If u can take a drop off from your vehicle, get off at the chandini chowk entrance. Nearer to the ticket counter. Indecent crowd. Suggest to dress conservatively. Guide not required. But if u need,... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It will take you about 1.5 hours but a visit to the Red Fort is a must, and will give you and excellent inight into the end of the Moghul empire, and how they lived.

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Panaji, Goa, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This is the same place from where the prime minister addresses the nation on the Independence day every year. At least a fourth of the fort is undergoing restoration by archaeological survey of India and yet this fort reminds one of the ethnic charms it used to hold once upon a time. Closest metro Chandni Chowk.

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Loved this mixture of Mughal and British........allow 2 hours and, again, get a great guide. I'm surprised this doesn't rate on the top 10 places in Delhi since we thought it was such a fine example blend of history, architecture, symmetry and scale.

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