Red Fort (Lal Quila) Delhi – 2024

Red Fort located in Delhi is a historical fort of India. Red Fort Delhi (Lal Quila) is an important tourist destination for tourists in India. This fort attracts Indian tourists as well as tourists from other countries.

The Red Fort was built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in 1639 as his capital Shahjahanabad. It is named Lal Quila because of its massive red sandstone walls. The foundation of the fort was laid by Izzat Khan on 13 May 1638.

History of Red Fort Delhi 

The Red Fort was built in the 17th century as the palace of Shahjahan and was then called Shahjahanabad. The Red Fort has several pavilions that reflect the creativity of the Mughal emperor. This palace was designed by architect Ustad Ahmed Lahauri.

The Red Fort is built on the banks of the river Yamuna. It took approx 10 years to build the Red Fort. This palace has been the residence of many emperors and kings who ruled it since the beginning. The Red Fort is named ‘Red Fort’ because it is built in red sandstone. The last Mughal emperor to rule the Red Fort was Bahadur Shah Zafar. After this, the British had captured the Red Fort of India.

The Prime Minister of India gave his speech on Independence Day and Republic Day from the Red Fort.

Red Fort of Delhi: A World Heritage Site

The Red Fort Delhi was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. It has also been declared a monument of national importance under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, of 1959, and is now managed by the Archaeological Survey of India.

The Red Fort now houses museums that display a variety of historical artifacts.

1. Subhash Chandra Bose Museum,
2. Museum of 1857,
3. Yaad-e-Jaliyaan,
4. Visual arts
5. Lovers of freedom

Sightseeing places in Red Fort Delhi

Chhabri Bazaar – Located in front of the Red Fort.

Lahori Darwaza – This is the main gate of the Red Fort because it faces Lahore, it was named Lahori Darwaza. Since independence, flag hoisting has taken place here every year, and from the balcony here, the Prime Minister reads his message to the nation.

Delhi Gate – This gate is on the south side of the Red Fort. Its structure is like the main Lahori door. There are huge elephants made of stone on both sides of this door. Which was demolished by Aurangzeb, but was rebuilt by the Lord in 1903.

Pani Darwaja – This is a small door, which is located in the south-east. It was near the river bank, hence it is called Paani Darwaza.

Chatta Chowk – As soon as you enter from Lauhor Gate, there is Chatta Bazaar, during the time of the Mughals a heart was used here, where silk and jewelry items were sold.

Naubat Khana – It is also called Nakkar Khana. It is situated on the east side of Lahore Gate, This palace was specially built for musicians, and musical evenings were organized here at night.

Diwan-e-Aam – This used to be the main court of the king, here he used to make all the decisions. It was 540 feet wide and 420 feet deep. Around which a gallery was built. There was also a hall for the public in front of it.

Mumtaz Mahal – It was built for the wives and maids of the king, currently there is a museum here.

Rang Mahal – Like Mumtaz Mahal, it was also built for queens. There was also a pool in the middle which was filled by Nahar-e-Bahisht. Nahar-e-Bahisht – was a canal that connected the palace to the Yamuna River.

Deewane Khas – Deewane Khas was built on the north side of Deewane Mango. It was made of marble and precious stones. This used to be the personal room of the king, it was also made of precious stones and gems.

Moti Masjid – It was built by Aurangzeb in 1659, it was Aurangzeb’s personal mosque.

Delhi Red Fort timings

waking hours: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Days open for visiting: Tuesday to Sunday
Weekly Holiday: Monday
Time required for complete rotation: 2-3 hours

Red Fort Tickets Price:

Entry Fee (Indian) Red Fort:- Rs 35
Entry Fee (Indian) Red Fort & Museum:- Rs 56
Entry Fee (Foreigner ) Red Fort & Museum:- Rs 870
Entry Fee (SAARC, BIMSTEC) Red Fort & Museum:- Rs 56

Best time to visit Red Fort :

November to February

How To Reach Red Fort Delhi:- 

Nearest Metro Station:-  Chandni Chowk Metro Station
Nearest Railway Station:-  Old Delhi Railway Station
Nearest Bus Stand:-  Kashmiri Gate Bus Station
Nearest Airport:- Indira Gandhi International Airport

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