Guide to Visit the Red Fort of Delhi

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2007, the Red Fort of Delhi is one of the many samples of power that the length and width of your domains left the Mongol Emperor Shah Jahan, much more known for being the architect of the Taj Mahal. Red Fort is the important monument of India which attracts tourist across the world.

It is true, comparisons were always odious, but we should not underestimate the beauty of this enormous Palace complex whose design, as can be read in their own walls, is inspired by the paradise described in the Quran.

Red Fort is also named as Lal Quila. Red granite walls that surround it inside many buildings that are authentic jewels of Hindu architecture-Mongol, with details such as massive arches of white marble or exquisite inlaid with semi-precious stones. Kohinoor is the largest diamond in the world which is the adorning crown of England’s Queen. This diamond is the important part of royal throne of Shah Jahan located in Diwan-i-Khaas.

Also, their extensive and well-tended gardens become an ideal place where you can sit and decide which flag visit below, or simply to observe the bustle prevailing around us.

Some of the most outstanding buildings are the House of the Tabor, the Pearl Mosque, and the flag of the imperial. Nor can we lose sight of the open spaces, such as the Diwan-I-Aam or courtyard dedicated to the public hearings, where there is a throne, which they say is a copy of one of the Solomon Islands.


The Red Fort is located in the area of Old Delhi, compared to the Great Mosque Jama Masjid and very close to the Delhi backpacker destination Pahar Ganj.

Structures at Red Fort

  • The Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience
  • The Diwan-i-Aam or the Hall of Public Audience
  • The Rang Mahal or Palace of Colours
  • The Khas Mahal
  • Delhi Gate
  • Moti Masjid or Pearl Mosque
  • Lahore Gate
  • Zenana
  • Hayat Bakhsh Bagh

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More Interesting Information of Red Fort Delhi

  • India and its capital Delhi becomes a true orchard of places to visit and of great historical interest for tourists.
  • The country each year millions of visitors who succumb to their cultural legacy, where the Mughal architecture stands out from the rest.
  • The Red Fort of Delhi is one of the great exponents of Mughal architecture and one of the most outstanding monuments of the city.
  • Built in red sandstone and converted during the British colonization in a headquarters, this strength leaves us details of the power and potency of the dynasty Shah Jahan.
  • Currently, the Red Fort is a place of worship for locals and travellers and shows us some vestiges of the importance it had in its time.
  • Built between the years 1638 and 1648, its enormous size costs a whole decade of hard work on the part of the workers who ordered its construction.
  • Even being spectacular, little remains today of the symbols that auparon to the top and now gives us only a few strokes that, on the other hand, are more than sufficient for any tourist.
  • Its walls of almost 20 meters hide a complex of huge size, full of typical elements of the local architecture.
  • To access we will have to pass through the main gate of great size, later to embark upon a passage full of shops in the purest style bazaar.
  • Once past this part, we will arrive at a part of the garden and full of some buildings constructed in marble, perfectly preserved.
  • Full of museums in which to discover more about the history of the country to watching sound and light show. This show held every evening to describe the 5,000-year-old Mughal history of the city.  The Red Fort can be a bit disappointing if we hope to find something surprising.
  • It is a place to visit, but that is far from offer what others points of the city provide the traveller.
  • It is a visit combining perfectly with the Jama Masjid and the Chandni Chowk.
  • It is also declared as Cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
  • Every year on the Independence Day of India that is 15 August, the Prime Minister hoists the Indian “tricolour flag” at the main gate of the fort.
  • It has 14 gates in which the most important ones are Lahori, Moori, Ajmeri, Delhi and Kashmir gates.


Travel tips

  • Outside food is not allowed in the premises of Red Fort.
  • Carry your own water bottle.
  • Take a cloakroom locker for safety purpose which cost charge of Rs. 20/-
  • Local parking is about 500 m away from the main gate.

Opening Times and Prices

  • The price of the entrance is of 10 Rupees for Indian & 250 Rupees for Foreigners.
  • Camera Charges is 25 Rupees.
  • The Red Fort remains open from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Red Fort is closed on Monday.
  • Entry of Red Fort is free on Friday.
  • From the 19-hour front desk make a local show of lights and music of fables and history India.
  • Visit duration 2-3 hours.

Sound & Light Show Timing

  • September & October – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Hindi) & 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm (English)
  • November to January – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Hindi) & 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (English)
  • February to April – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Hindi) & 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm (English)
  • May to August – 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Hindi) & 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm (English)

Best time to visit the Red Fort

From the month of October to March is the best time to visit because the weather is very pleasant. Although December & January is the chilliest weather of Delhi, still you can enjoy the Red Fort tour.

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