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“The must see stop in Delhi” 5 of 5 stars
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Red Fort (Lal Quila)
Red Fort | Near Diwan-i-Khas, New Delhi, India
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Private Tour: Old and New Delhi in a Day
Ranked #33 of 337 things to do in New Delhi
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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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“The must see stop in Delhi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Out of all the historical attractions in Delhi, this is the best and most famous. The fort has a very interesting history and control of it has changed numerous times since it was first build. It's good to come here with time and just hang out, as they have lots of space inside that encourages you to just sit and take it in.

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The Red Fort or (Lal Qil'ah) is rather impressive however unfortunately we had all ready seen Agra, Japiur & Jaiharh Forts so the Red Fort New Delhi although interesting was not up to the standards of the others regarding the whole visual impact.

The complex was built by Mughal emperor in the 17th century & named after the huge red sandstone walls.

We thought the entrance fee to be pricey at R250 as it only takes 30mins to walk around, Take a hat & some bottled water as it does get hot & there is limited shade.

Visited April 2013
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“Massive structure, worth visiting only once”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great structure looking from outside and imagining how people were building it so many years ago, but after paying 250Rs to get in, there was hardly anything to see, so a bit disappointing. There was a local museum within for people interested in more facts about the place. Public toilets were in horrible condition as usual and the toilet keeper just sits outside and tries to cheat you on the price although the sign next to him clearly states the prices and in English.
Funny bit, outside the fort, pretty much where the entrance from the street is to the long road around it grow weeed..:) yes, it's not a mistake. I don't smoke that stuff hence very sensitive to its smell, might upload a picture later as well..:)

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“a must see place in Delhi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lal Qil'ah or the english translation meaning the red fort is a spectacular 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. If you love history, you would love to go to this place. Every 15th August, Independence day, the pm of india makes a speech from here...

You can see history going live, there is deewan e khas and deewan e aam, where the ruler would meet the core group (the khas/special) and the aam (the common man). Tickets are cheap, must see in delhi. If you are into shopping,, well there are some interesting shops inside lal quila or otherwise the largest whole sale market of india, Chandini chowk and the jain temple also. So after a visit there, you may just rush to chandini chowk, spend hours bargaining at shop and eating at the famous paranthe wali gali.

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“The City And The Capital”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is huge and wonderful. I went there once, and I think that I need to go there several times to do it justice. Going there between April and June is useless, because it is too hot. In the old city, and Chandni Chowk, Red Fort warrants a visit on its own

Visited April 2013
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