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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • DCandLoulou
    Morzine, France43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Watch out for the shop guides!
    The Red Fort is beautiful, and in well managed grounds. There’s good signage around in Hindi and in English. Watch out for “official guides” who promise to tell you about Delhi culture and the Red Fort, and claiming that you need them as it’s so huge. What they want is you to pay them, and then they “guide” you into the shops in the market place just after the entrance. We fell for it as we were tired and had fought off fifty rickshaw drivers up to that point. It was a complete waste of time and ruined the experience as more could be found reading the signs, which we didn’t do in the beginning as we were listening to advice about diabetes!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Relax284421
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must watch Light and Sound show!
    Must go for the light and sound show!! We were visiting from the US and decided to go for light and sound show after reading the reviews. We had an amazing experience! The show is offered both in Hindi and English at separate times. It’s definitely worth the time to learn a bit more about the sacrifices of those who got us freedom!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Rajesh R Kumathekar
    Pune, India916 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happy Independence Day
    Happy 77th Independence Day! It’s wonderful to be here at Red Fort! Whole area was full of Josh. Mr Modi entered at Red Fort & positivity started flowing, everybody would feel it through the vibrations. Mr Modi’s speech was full of energy, urge & surge of patriotism. To see Mr Modi from 1 to 2 feet way is memorable experience. Amazing to see, even few foreign senior dignitaries saying ‘Jai Bharat’. I heard with my ears! Unbelievable! mesmerising!! inspiring !!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 August 2023
  • WalkingPoint
    Kumamoto, Japan396 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical must see
    A huge and very impressive historic Fort. 600 Rupees to walk around inside. More to enter the museum. A small "snack" and drink cafe inside with a small covered market with mostly veycheap jewellery. Worthy of a look once you know the history.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 September 2023
  • raul s
    New Delhi, India2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    big fort with big history but avoid its museum to save some money.
    big fort with big history but avoid its museum to save some money. This forts highlight was its museum that housed Rajput army's weapons like spears, daggers, swords. Mysteriously all the weapons are gone now and only some dumb paintings are put on display. I thnik there is a sinister plot behind the removal of rajput army weapons and instead a lot of paintings depicting strife among Indians have been put on display. If you skip the museum then you save INR 500 straightaway
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 October 2023
  • UllashbhaiMBBS
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh315 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mesmerizing
    The Red Fort Complex was built as the palace fort of Shahjahanabad – the new capital of the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shah Jahan. Named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone, it is adjacent to an older fort, the Salimgarh, built by Islam Shah Suri in 1546, with which it forms the Red Fort Complex. The private apartments consist of a row of pavilions connected by a continuous water channel, known as the Nahr-i-Behisht (Stream of Paradise). The Red Fort is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity which, under the Shah Jahan, was brought to a new level of refinement. The planning of the palace is based on Islamic prototypes, but each pavilion reveals architectural elements typical of Mughal building, reflecting a fusion of Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions The Red Fort’s innovative planning and architectural style, including the garden design, strongly influenced later buildings and gardens in Rajasthan, Delhi, Agra and further afield. I would highly recommend hiring an official tourist guide , this will make your life easier .
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 October 2023
  • Elmira Coury
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fort with red colour
    The Red Fort is a historical landmark in the city of Delhi that is known for its opulence and architectural beauty. The stunning red sandstone walls and ornate decorations are reminiscent of the rich grandeur of the Mughal period. A glimpse into India's illustrious past and regal legacy can be had by exploring the fort's extensive grounds and well-maintained architecture. The music and light show that is performed in the evenings breathes new life into the historic site by delivering enthralling stories. On the other hand, the fort is known to become quite crowded, particularly on holidays and on weekends. Overall, the Red Fort is a location that should not be missed because it offers a riveting experience as well as a profound respect for the cultural and historical significance of India.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 November 2023
  • zalim n
    Krasnogorsk, Russia42 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good enough but not good enough
    I can agree that the place is not as impressive as it could be. However, the fact that it was built in the 17th century and has survived in this shape until now, makes me revise my attitude. Still, I'm sure the public or the government could do even better to make it more attractive to tourists and locals.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 13 December 2023
  • marriott946
    London, United Kingdom820 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Red Fort
    I have to say I find Indian forts very samey. You expect crowds so you'll get quashed. Nice Palace with plenty of history and space inside but truly after the Taj Mahal everything in India is downhill. Sorry
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 December 2023
  • Ritesh
    Noida, India10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, historic place: Four centuries of history clearly visible; Gift for students of history, architecture, art
    Four centuries of history is clearly visible, right from Mughal architecture from the time of Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb in the 1600's to British barracks built in the 19th century. There are at least 5 museums: 3 museums in the British barracks encompassing different periods of the Indian Freedom Struggle, a museum of Indian post, and a grand Red Fort museum. We spent 5 hours but could have spent 15. There is a huge amount to see, read, understand, observe, experience. An unparalleled gift for students of history, art, architecture, anthropology, social sciences, humanities etc.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 December 2023
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Raymond S
Melbourne, Australia164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Nice bit of history.
This was a beautiful place, but is in dire need of restoration, and requires your imagination to view what was of a bygone time.
Over priced for non Indian people, about 100 times the price of what locals pay for entry.
Make sure to bring water and food with you for little lunch picnic.
Pay the extra to gain entry to all exhibits in the grounds.
Written 16 June 2024
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jeff1955malaysia
Taiping, Malaysia170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Red Fort or Lal Qila is a representation of the cultural, political and architectural majesty of the Mughal Empire inking the Indian historical landscape with rich history.
Written 16 June 2024
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Traveveller00849
Raipur, India70 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Family
Red Fort also known as Lal Quila, It was built in the Mughal era by Islam shah Suri. The Planning and design of red fort represents a culmination of architectural development initiated by the Mughals. In todays 21st century it holds an importance. on the eve of Independence and Republic day the Prime Minister of India deliver the speech to all Indian from Red fort itself.
Written 7 June 2024
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Shivom Singh Lovell
New Delhi, India13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Good stuff, fw what the sabhyata foundation has done with the innovation centre and what shah jahan did w the place in general.. solid man, shah jahan, tad too emotional tho
Written 5 June 2024
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Muzzammil J
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Nice place to visit. Lots of history, beautiful views. Cafetaria inside in case you feel thirsty in the scorching heat.
Only drawback us that you cannot go on top of the wall. The stairs are blocked.
Written 1 June 2024
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Alvares George
Los Angeles, CA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I visited the Red fort late afternoon and I think that is best to visit in such humid condition . from the outside it look big with Indian flag flying high. when I entered there stairs built might be for some occasions. There was a lot security all around. overall it was nice experience.
Written 24 May 2024
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Scenic08597916850
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I went their for having my childhood crave and truly since ages it's one of the finest place to observe that why it's beauty of Delhi.

Lots of shoping street style and lovely food to experience of old delhi
Written 21 May 2024
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Dinesh Srivastava
Meerut District, India27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The Red fort of India It look beautiful and grand to visit with Indian flag flying high. There is minimum entry fees charged under heritage. but we visit this place and it was good there are lot large spaces with lush green where you can sit and relax
Written 15 May 2024
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CocoTampa123
Perth, Australia1,651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Truely amazing structure, massive spread over a large area, to be expected there were quite a few steps. You need a guide to inform you of what each part means and the various histories.
Written 12 May 2024
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Daniyal Shaikh
Mumbai, India32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Iconic place Red fort ever since my childhood I wanted to visit this place. The view from out side was great and inside it was huge area where we spent 2-3 hours with my family. I witnessed the place where every Independence day Prime minister deliver there speech from this place.
Written 25 April 2024
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