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#5 of 1161 Places To Visit in New Delhi
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Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
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per person for Foreign tourists
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per person for adults on weekends(Light and Sound Show)
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All days of the week except Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

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Red Fort, one of the most prominent landmarks of Delhi, can easily be accessed by roadways. Located at Netaji Subhash Marg, the nearest metro station is Chandni Chowk. From there you can either opt for an auto or a cycle rickshaw.

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Built in the 16th century by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the Red Fort in Delhi is one of the best places to visit . The walls of the fort alone are about 2 km long, and surrounded by a deep forbidding moat, which in earlier times could only be crossed by a wooden draw-bridge. The Red Fort was built when Shah Jahan transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi. This grand structure in red stone is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, from where the prime minister addresses the nation every year on Independence Day (15 August).

The fort is better planned than the Agra Fort. The entire monument is enclosed by a rubble stone wall. It has 14 gates in all, out of which the most important ones are-- Lahori, Mori, Ajmeri, Turkman, Delhi and Kashmir gates. The structure is in the form of an octagon with long extended walls on the east and west. There are two main gates on the west and south. The Red Fort is constructed out of red sandstone along with marble that has been extensively used in the construction of the palaces within the fort. 

As one enters the monument from the western gateway, one can locate the Naqqar Khana. This is a small area where ceremonial music was played before the royalty entered the Diwan-i- Am. The Diwan-i-Am used to be the Hall of Public Audience, were state administrative affairs were discussed and concerns shared by the general public with the king. Further ahead of the Diwan-i-Am, lies the Diwan-i-Khass, which is also known as the Hall of Private Audience. This is where the king had his private soirées. These two important halls are flanked by the Tasbih-Khana and the Hammam on their sides. Visit this fort and get an insight into the historical heritage of India. 

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Deepak Seo
Deepak Seo
Old but still Gold
Jul 03 2014
if i talk about red fort , It was the palace for mughal emperor ShahJahan . The best thing was when i was gone there historical equipments and things .It is not basically a good option for enjoying . As it seems like so boring .
Viken Patel
Viken Patel
Amazing Light and Sound Show
Jul 02 2014
We stayed in evening specially for light and sound show and glad we stayed there it was just amazing and had wonderful experience .In day time was good too nice surrounding atmosphere for hangout .. had nice then , tasty food and enjoyed that too .A ...... read more