We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Red Fort | Near Diwan-i-Khas, New Delhi, India
Website
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This 17th century fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and...
This 17th century fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857.
read more
Visit Red Fort (Lal Quila) like an insider
Private Tour
$91*
and up
Private Tour: Old and New Delhi in a Day
Top Rated
$91*
and up
Private Tour: Old and New Delhi in a Day

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,668 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 551
    Excellent
  • 613
    Very good
  • 375
    Average
  • 98
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Wiki. says that this was Shah Jahani's most creative building -- Better than the Taj?

The 5th Mughal (Islamic) Emperor decided to move his Capital City and Court from Agra to Delhi. By the way, no one in Delhi calls it NEW Delhi! So he had built a beautiful, red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
brian d
Add Photo Write a Review

1,668 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
313 reviews 313 reviews
254 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The 5th Mughal (Islamic) Emperor decided to move his Capital City and Court from Agra to Delhi. By the way, no one in Delhi calls it NEW Delhi! So he had built a beautiful, red sandstone fortified Palace in 1648. For the next 200 years this remained the residence of the Emperor. On Independence Day in 1947, after many Indians... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Made from RED STONE/PLATES, Lal Qila is a huge fort, nice attraction place to visit and take yourself into history where some of the great mughal emperors have ruled a large portion of India

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Lal Quila or Red Fort has been one of my dreams to visit, as I wanted to see the fort from where the Prime Minister of India gives speeches on Independence day (Aug-15th) every year. It is such an historic place. The one thing that strikes you as we stand in queue to buy tickets is the filth and debris... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

It's a cool place to visit on weekends. But the maintenance of the fort is very poor. I feel Red Fort in Agra is better than this.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Was gonna visit this site without a guide. Got approached by one. He thoroughly gave me an excellent history lesson which was absolutelt fascinating. I actually found this place more interesting than the Taj Mahal, mainly because of the guide. Defintely recommend this place. ps. Luckily arrived here on World Heritage Day so entry was free here and Taj Mahal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We spent two lovely hours walking round this fort. It was really interesting and peaceful. You could really imagine life here through the ages.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

the outside walls were beautiful. the shopping bazaar was cool and lovely things, the buildings inside was mostly under construction and bit of a disappointment.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
39 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After a morning of sun and exhaust fumes I had only had a few minutes to arrive, have a quick look and then almost pass out from sun stroke. Like so much of India, steeped in fascinating history. Captivating and impressive. Sadly I saw too little of it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

So many intresting things to see museums and the way the royals lived and also mosque and other facilities are available antiques are sold small market inside and one have to buy the tickets for each place he want to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
59 attraction reviews
648 helpful votes 648 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a mighty fort ,possibly the seat of India's power,as from the rampart of this fort,the Prime Minister delivers his/her message to the Nation every year on Independence Day. It has a long and glorious history,and you can gather all those from history books and internet. Just check out my pictures and see how large and imposing this fort... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Red Fort (Lal Quila) also viewed

New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
 
New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
 

Been to Red Fort (Lal Quila)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Red Fort (Lal Quila) and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Red Fort (Lal Quila) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?