Red Fort

Red Fort, New Delhi: Hours, Address, Red Fort Reviews: 4/5

Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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2-3 hours
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RkRoadie
Pune, India623 contributions
Mar 2022
Red fort is the most important architecture in India. The area has two different parking lot. One can park the car at Jama Masjid parking and walk towards ticket counter or else there is parking space near to Red Fort ticket counter as well.

Vehicle entry is restricted ahead of parking place which is exactly at opposite site of main entrance of Red Fort hence one need to keep walking all through the outer boundary till main entrance of Red Fort.

The picturesque Red Fort can be clicked from outside itself which dont need any sort of ticket. Once you enter inside the passage passes through Chatta Bazaar where you can shop for things (only cash was accepted).

Inside the main campus there are many architectural building where you can click some more pics and come out again through Chatta Bazaar. Keep your ticket safe as the authority do check it again at exit.
Written 13 April 2022
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Kashyy
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
This was my favourite architectural marvel after the Taj. Red fort or Lal Killa as it is popularly addressed is one of the most beautiful and most visit monuments in North India.
Written 29 March 2022
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Fran-Svk
near by Guangzhou158 contributions
Nov 2021
nice place of Delhi which one should visit. inside is large "park", fortunately clean. and just behind entrance is market where you can buy souvenirs.
foreigners have special ticket price, 600R.
inside of Red Fort are located several place which are mentioned independently here on TripAdvisor.
Written 28 November 2021
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Kanoujiya
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Nice place to visit with family and friends.. Red fort is a pride of our nation... Being a indian i feel so proud to come every time
Written 25 November 2021
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Laura R
17 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
So amazing and beautiful 😍 it was greatly constructed. You can't take your bag in so leave it at the car, or you can leave it at the entrance
Written 22 November 2021
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Vlaamse_Reiziger
Belgium183 contributions
Oct 2021
The Red Fort is one of the tourist attractions of Delhi (of which there are not many). It is located in the Old part of Delhi. From the outside you only see a huge wall, but on the inside there is a 250 acres (100 hectares) compound with about 10 buildings from the Moghul times (the king who built it in 1658 also built the Taj Mahal), plus about 10 buildings built by the British in the late 1800s-early 1900s. It is worthwhile a visit, but you will be completing the visit in less than an hour. For me the most impressive part was the sheer size of the whole compound.
Some practicalities:
- go as early in the day as possible. Otherwise you will face loooong queues to buy the ticket, again for the security check etc
- the main entrance (near Chandni Chowk) is closed (Oct2021), so you must enter from where the parking is.
- be prepared to walk! First you must walk around half the compound from the entrance (parking) to the actual entrance in the buildings (buying your tickets on the way). Then, inside, there is quite a lot to walk. The place is not wheelchair friendly.
- Inside the compound are quite a number of trees, which provide some nice shade (remember you are in Delhi!).
- The Moghul buildings are nice but not very well restored, and due to covid, tourists are not allowed to visit the inside of some of them. The British buildings are museums but can easily be skipped: they are a mishmash of the take-over by the British, some resistance fighting, some paintings (unrelated to the site) etc.
- Bring something to drink because there is no place to buy drinks (I understand one of the British buildings is being renovated to become a cafetaria)
- You can hire a tour guide as you walk in (500 INR) but you can as well jot down the few things to know from a guidebook or from the web.
- Inside is a market with tourist junk.
Written 11 October 2021
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Ajantha K
16 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Don't miss to have your food in the small roadside shop opposite to the Red fort parking area. They serve the best Aloo parathas and curries at very less price. We enjoyed our breakfast there.
Written 28 September 2021
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Dasila punit
Udaipur, India2 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
It's very good tourist visit at red fort old dehli. Excellent location near by metro
Red fort made by mughals and near to jama masjid and Chandni Chowk market.
Red Fort is very oldest fort in India. It is situated in Delhi. This is very beautiful place . The garden is also good.
Written 16 May 2021
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Sachin Gupta
2 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Excellent location near by metro
Red fort made by mughals and near to jama masjid and Chandni Chowk market
Written 8 March 2021
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skagarwal74
Bhopal, India1,371 contributions
Jan 2021
I visited Red Fort on 16th Jan. Lal Qila Metro station is the nearest and most suitable means to visit the fort.
The view at the entry is mesmerising and after a few clicks, we proceeded to the left for tickets. The tickets can be done online here after scanning the bar code through paytm. It asks for name, ID number and after online payment, the ticket is generated in form of mobile barcode ticket. This is scanned on the machine at the entry gate. For visit to museums combined ticket of higher denomination must be taken.
You are allowed to carry your bag after scanning.
Inside you have a huge premises and after passing through the main porch you see the Indian flag flying high. Opposite you have stairs reaching to the podium from where our PM delivers his speech. When you proceed further, there are some shops, and then you have Diwan-i-Am, Naubat Khana, Rang Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Moti Masjid, Mumtaz Mahal. You have 6 Museums buildings out of which one at the left extreme end is free for all. For others you must have bought the Museum ticket at the main entry itself.
This Museum called Drishyakala building (Ground plus 2) is free and houses old paintings and collections.
It takes atleast half a day to move around here at Red fort. Opposite the Red fort you have Chandni Chowk where you can look for shopping and food.
Written 22 January 2021
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