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Red Fort (Lal Quila)

Address: Red Fort | Near Diwan-i-Khas, New Delhi, India
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Ranked #40 of 330 things to do in New Delhi
Type: Historic sites, Castles, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: This 17th century fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and...
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Type: Historic sites, Castles, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A really impressive structure, we had a guide which really fills you in on all about the place, recommended to do so.

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Kinda disappointing when you enter the Fort, but millions of Indians see their prime minister speaking from the fort every year and the emotional value of visiting this place is huge. There's a museum that history lovers should visit for sure.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This was the first of many forts that we saw on our visit to Delhi..Quite a magnificent structure..Well worth a visit ..Thank goodness we had a good guide to explain the history to us

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New Delhi, India
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Built in 1648, by Shah Jahan, this Fort has being the coveted seat of the Indian Empire or whosoever held the reins of the same – be it the Mughals, The British or the Indian Freedom Fighters. A tradition that is still continued with the Indian PM making his Independence Day speech every year from its ramparts. A mute but... More 

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Varanasi, India
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you take time and read the signs you'll probably learn a lot from the time when Moguls ruled northern India, the architecture is lovely and you can also buy som souvenirs from the little market right after the entry. Definitely worth to visit.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

taken a ride by Delhi metro from qutub to chadni and reached red fort. nice satisfaction of eyes at a glance. beautiful work of marble stone with nice pillars. nothing to say more about deyani-aam and deyani-khas with beautiful green ground. one more attraction is sound and light -- every one should enjoy to reach in past history--excellent.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to visiting this fort as we had been to others around India and enjoyed them all. As we came to the entrance the walls looked magnificent but after paying our entrance fee (again hugely inflated compared to the Indian prices) and going inside we were hugely disappointed. The buildings and monuments we were allowed in or... More 

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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This fort is really nothing special... If you like forts you better explore the golden Fort of Jaisalmer :) It's also not fair, that foreigners pay many times more than locals!

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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Arriving to visit the Red Fort on a Sunday, looked initially like a mistake, a huge line for tickets with no apparent organization made me glad for the Foreigners only ticket line - despite the ticket cost of 150 INR, compared to 10. The ticket office is to the left of the entrance to the Fort, down steps to a... More 

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Nantes, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Huge place which has seem much better days. Quite disappointing on the whole. Not much too see and no access to the most interesting part. If you want to go for a Red Fort, pick the one at Agra.

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