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“Witness The History”

Red Fort (Lal Quila)
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Private Tour: Light and Sound Show at the Red Fort, Delhi
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Delhi Red Fort Evening Sound and Light Show with Dinner
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Light and Sound Show at the Red Fort from Delhi
Ranked #28 of 438 things to do in New Delhi
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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.
Reviewed 24 February 2012

The Red Fort is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Old Delhi, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The fort is also the site from which the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on 15 August, the day India achieved independence from the British. It also happens to be the largest monument in Old Delhi.
At one point in time, more than 3,000 people lived within the premises of the Delhi Fort complex. But after the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, the fort was captured by Britain and the residential palaces destroyed. It was made the headquarters of the British Indian Army. It was also here in November 1945, that the most famous courts-martial of three officers of the Indian National Army were held. Even after India gained independence in 1947, the Indian Army continued its control over the fort. In December 2003, the Indian Army handed the fort over to the Indian tourist authorities.
Today, a sound and light show describing Mughal history is a tourist attraction in the evenings. The general condition of the major architectural features is mixed. None of the water features, which are extensive, contain water. Some of the buildings are in fairly good condition and have their decorative elements undisturbed. In others, the marble inlay flowers have been removed by looters and vandals. The tea house, though not in its historical state, is a functioning restaurant. The mosque and hamam are closed to the public, though one can catch peeks through the glass windows or marble lattice work. Walkways are left mostly in a crumbling state. Public toilets are available at the entrance and inside the park, but some are quite unsanitary.
The entrance through the Lahore Gate leads to a retail mall with jewellery and crafts stores. There is a museum of "blood paintings" depicting young Indian martyrs of the 20th century along with the story of their martyrdom. There is also an archaeological museum and an Indian war memorial museum.
The fort was the site of a December 2000 attack by terrorist group Lashkar-e-Toiba which killed two soldiers and one civilian in what was described in the media as an attempt to derail the India-Pakistan peace process in Kashmir.

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Red fort not as beautiful compare to Agra Fort, Still nice when you are in Old Delhi, take a Rickshaw Drive with good experience if you are visiting first time in India
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

The Red Fort was our first touristic stop. I was disappointed. It was nothing spectacular and it was dirty.

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

The fort is quite large and imposing as you approach. The grounds are well kept and a respite from the crowds outside. There is a lot of restoration going on, so entry to some of the areas is restricted. There are several interesting pieces of art and stonework to view.

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

The title says it all., you get to try the varied flavours of North india walking through the crowded streets here

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