Red Fort: Delhi Most Popular Tourist Destination

One of my close friends recently visited Red Fort in Delhi and shared some of his awesome experiences. He told me a lot of things about the travel location and thought of sharing this information with the readers.

Red Fort: Delhi Most Popular Tourist Destination

The Red Fort, which has been turned into a government building, was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648 and used as a royal residence; extends along the walls of the ancient city of Shahjahanabad, the seventh of the Muslim cities built in Delhi and now called Old Delhi.

Its wall, red sandstone, is the one that gives the resort its name: Lal Qila (laal=red, kilaa=fortress); retains its two doors, sober, robust design and with a strip of battlements at the top, the door of Delhi and Lahore.


Back in 1638 the construction of the Lal Qila or Red Fort of Old Delhi. Shah Jahan ordered him to move the capital to Delhi and not skimp on resources: marble, precious stones, carpets, tapestries, multicolored gardens… This brutal economic effort culminated 10 years later with the inauguration palace.

In Now days what you experience on Delhi tour, What we see today in Delhi is what remains of what was a marvelous palace, destroyed by the earthquake of 1719, damaged by military invasions that took place in the capital, burned down in 1798 by Gulam Qader; most of what survived was demolished to make military barracks and plundered by the English. It seems a miracle that there is still something to visit but this palace remains the symbolic heart of India in 1947 was independent hoisting the national flag on its towers.

The hours are from 9AM to 5 PM and the museums begin an hour later and closed on Fridays.


Red Fort: Delhi Most Popular Tourist Destination

The Emperor held a hearing on a daily basis with the prime minister on this throne massif. You have to guess the golden glow that had this stay in antiquity. Behind the throne we find a marble panel created by Austin de Bordeaux.

Naubat or Naqqar Khana or House of the drum

It is a building that was devoted to the practice of music and how Elephant Park. His last floor protects the War Memorial Museum. In this building were killed two emperors: Jahandar Shah ( 1713 ) and Farrukhsiyar ( 1719 ).

Private Chambers

The palace interior is composed of a series of pavilions located along the wall that faces the river. To the left is Mati Masjid ( mosque Pearl ), with marble inlays. Behind is the Hammam, or Royal House of the bathroom. To the right is the Diwan-i-Khas or Hall of Private Audience, place of government.

In the center of the the private palace or Khas Marhal, accommodation of the Emperor who waved to the people through the window

Fort Walls

Red Fort: Delhi Most Popular Tourist Destination

The most prominent of the palace is two kilometers of ramparts, of between twenty and thirty meters in height of brownstone. It has a moat of 9 meters in depth that takes waters of the Yamuna River. It has five doors, remaining in use of Lahore. Guard the Chatta Chowk, a covered market designed to sell items

Here in Red fort you can experience sound and light shows that reflect the history India and Mughal, just remember that there is an admission fee to this show, which is additional to the price of admission.

How to Reach

It’s walking distance from Chandni Chowk metro station (yellow line).

Opening Hours

From 9:00 to 17:00, closed on Mondays

Entry Price

500 INR