Red Fort
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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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  • Sandy_JSR
    Jamshedpur, India1,616 contributions
    Historical Site
    The Red Fort or Lal Qila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a historic fort in Old Delhi. We visited Red Fort at around 5.30 pm, when the area The Red Fort, the largest monument in Delhi, is one of its most popular tourist destinations in Delhi and attracts thousands of visitors every year. When we visited the fort in June’22 at around 5.30 pm, the area was crowded. We took some photo with the backdrop of the fort by the photographers present in the area @ Rs. 40 inclusive one print out and softcopy. Afterwards, we entered the Fort, the entry was Rs. 50 per pax, by that time the sunlight already started dimming, though there were several tourists inside. We stayed over an hour and toured through the meena bazar and other parts of the fort, the view of the architectural features under illumination was nice. When we visited, the light and sound event was under certain restoration and hence could not be witnessed. While return, we did some shopping from meena bazar. Overall, it was a memorable visit to a historical site.
    Visited June 2022
    Written 26 February 2023
  • David B
    Leicester, United Kingdom112 contributions
    Which Museum?
    The Red Fort is a must see in Delhi. However beware of the pricing structure before you go in. Basic entry is 600 rupees for foreigners (small discount if you use your card) with the option of paying 350 rupees to see the museum inside the fort. However once in you discover that there is another and to be honest far superior museum on the history of the fort and Old Delhi which will cost you 200 rupees, a price well worth paying. The museum that is part of the Red Fort ticket is on the First War of Independence which is very interesting but very dated and probably not really worth the money. There's not an awful lot to see inside the fort, but enough to pass a couple of hours.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • akghosal
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom63 contributions
    Beautiful Fort & Building
    Such a beautiful old fort in Central Delhi which was constructed during the Mughal period, relatively well-maintained despite its age and also one of the best pieces of Mughal-era architecture in the city. Was nice to look at the structure from the outside and also enter it too see some of the interior. There was an indoor archway-like tunnel inside where there were lots of shopping stalls with different variety of stuff sold, including some souvenirs.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Dennis P
    Melbourne, Australia2,107 contributions
    SHEER SIZE AND ARCHITECTURE IS STUNNING
    One of the sites of a stay in Delhi. This massive fort, commissioned in the mid 1600’s ,is a feature of Delhi and was the palace of the Mogul Emperors . Typical of Indian palaces/forts it comprises dining and eating areas of the emperors, huge external walls, large internal spaces once used for gardens etc. Can be crowded at times, but the sheer size of the fort still provides for an easy stroll through the palace Although striking from a distance, for some treason our tour of two was simply a Photo Stop and not an nactual visit. In this we were very disappointed
    Visited February 2023
    Written 21 March 2023
  • JenAnnie
    Nottingham, United Kingdom700 contributions
    Great visit.
    We walked all along the Red Fort at New Delhi. We took lots of photographs. There was such a lot to see in New Delhi. We had a great day the weather was superb & the history of the Red Fort was amazing.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2023
  • marc
    France45 contributions
    Red Fort nice experience
    It was great! Really a nawesome experience. One must definitely visit this place. The front half of the fort is of red stone and other half is of marble. Feels glorious for the first timer. Also it has a couple of museums depicting the freedom struggle. And there is a shopping street where you can get most of the decorative and ornaments too...
    Visited March 2023
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Andrew D
    Singapore, Singapore398 contributions
    Massive, yet non-descript
    I have never felt so low-key whelmed in my life. When I first visited Delhi, my first regret is not having the time to visit Red Fort as I have had great experiences with all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India so far. However, it turns out to be slightly disappointing. While it does offer good architecture, you don't really get to step inside the palaces bar some viewing halls. The site is massive but it feels empty for the most parts. And I can't help but compare to the beautiful hill forts of Rajasthan, which in comparison the Red Fort falls flat. Perhaps I would have been more impressed if this had been my first sight of India, but after having visited many times, it really does not leave me much to crave returning to.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 May 2023
  • DCandLoulou
    Morzine, France42 contributions
    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
    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, India673 contributions
    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
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,79,637 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
We had problems with entry due to a heavy police and army presence thanks to the farmers march, so had to settle for a sunset view. Fortunately, I've visited before and if you have time in Delhi, you must make the trip here!
Written 20 February 2024
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Renan
226 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
The front gate is the most impressive part of this fort. The museums inside are ok. Teh baoli is nice, not the best you'll see in India. There are a few other buildings to see from the outside. Nice place overall
Written 22 January 2024
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Lauren B
26 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Our tuk tuk dropped us off way away from the actual entry point. Tried asking for directions a couple of times and got taken the wrong way. An actual genuine tuk tuk driver drove us to the entry gate after he approached us and we gave him the chance.
Got asked for photos with locals a few times here. Wasn't as bad as other places. Very nice once inside and could space yourself out. Small Cafe inside we got icecream.
Written 22 January 2024
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Fran-Svk
India198 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
it was my 3rd visit of this place. and we were satisfied again. the nicest place there is Hammam. and found new one: Centre for Design. it is located close to wall and thus very few people there. but dont miss it, we were positively surprised.
Written 11 January 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,431 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Very impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site. Very big inside. There is a lot of walking so wear good footwear and take a guide. My guide pointed out the main parts and important detail that I would have missed, had I gone alone. Stunning architecture and the detail was really something. Clean and well looked after. There are restrooms inside which were quite clean. Try and go early as it gets very crowded.
Written 6 January 2024
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Susan G
Kincumber56 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Interesting fort and was a good view from the top of the towers. Not as impressive as many of the other forts in northern India.
Written 5 January 2024
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Vivek Sharma
New Delhi, India50 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Good place to be when you are in delhi and near to the chandi chowk where you can spend your entire day for shopping and eating.
Written 28 December 2023
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Big Indian Tours
Kochi (Cochin), India291 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
The Red Fort in Delhi stands as a testament to the grandeur of the Mughal Empire, showcasing a remarkable blend of history, architecture, and cultural richness. The overall experience is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

The architectural marvel of the fort is evident from the moment you set eyes on its impressive red sandstone walls, adorned with intricate designs. The sprawling complex houses astonishing buildings that offer a captivating glimpse into India's royal heritage. The wealth and ingenuity of the Mughal Empire are vividly displayed, providing a truly informative and inspiring experience for visitors.

One downside, however, is the challenge of reaching the fort. It demands some effort to navigate a sea of weekend crowds or endure a considerable walk. Planning an early visit is advisable to avoid the afternoon rush, as the fort tends to get super crowded.

Inside, the market offers an array of products at reasonable prices, making it a great spot to pick up souvenirs. The well-preserved structures are accompanied by informative signs, providing historical context to each building and the events that unfolded within.

The evening adds a magical touch to the fort, with lights illuminating the architectural beauty. The sound and light show held in the evenings brings the monument to life, narrating captivating stories from the past. It's a must-see, despite the crowds.

Facilities within the complex are commendable – clean and safe. The availability of a cafeteria and numerous shops for tourists enhances the overall experience. For those who prefer to avoid the crowds, researching the history beforehand and arriving early is recommended.

The fort's vast grounds, well-kept gardens, and the option of shows in both Hindi and English contribute to a fulfilling visit. While the two-hour walk around the entire complex may seem daunting, the peaceful ambiance and the sheer magnitude of the historical site make it worthwhile.

Written 27 December 2023
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Ritesh
Noida, India10 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 26 December 2023
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Robert S
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
The outside looks ok, but there isn’t much inside except for a bunch of white marble pavilions. Some are currently undergoing restoration. Unfortunately, this site isn’t really worth the visit.
Written 26 December 2023
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