Red Fort (Lal Qila), Delhi


Located in the centre of Delhi city on the banks of river Yamuna, Red Fort is one of the most important historical monument of India. Lal Quila was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1948 and it took eight years to complete the construction. Fortified by magnificent red walls, the fort has two gates- Delhi Gate and Lahore gate which is the main entrance. The fort complex hold many important structures like Chhatta Chowk bazar, Naqqar Khana (Drum-house), Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience), Rang Mahal (Painted Palace), Diwan-i-Khass (Hall of Private Audience), Tasbih-Khana (chamber for counting beads for private prayers), Hammam (Bath) , Moti-Masjid (Pearl Mosque), Zafar Mahal and Jami Masjid. The Mumtaz-Mahal, originally an important apartment in the complex, now houses the Delhi Red Fort Museum.

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Important Events & Festivals

On Independence Day, the Prime Minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers a speech addressing the nation from its ramparts. Every evening, sound and light show in English and Hindi depict events in India's history connected with the fort.


Sunrise to Sunset, Monday Closed

Local Transport

Nearest Metro railway station is Chandini Chowk. The local transport mode in New Delhi are the Metro Trains (For time table and route check, local trains, local buses (For timetable and route check, taxis, cabs and rikshaws.

How to reach

Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights, to all the major cities within and outside India. The all major and, nearly, all the minor destinations in India connects to three important railway stations such as New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. Delhi is well connected, by a network of roads and national highways, with all the major cities in India.

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