Red Fort (Lal Qila), one of the most famous monuments in Delhi, India, was built in the year 1638 by the Mughal Dynasty and still, after many centuries, it remains as one of the best exposures of the Mughal emperors’ power and pomp.
Red sandstone walls; built in 33m height to prevent the invaders from entering the kingdom, now attract huge numbers of tourists every day. Red Fort has now become a prominent historical attraction and landmark in Old Delhi.
Lahore Gate and Chatta Chowk
The main gate is called Lahore Gate. Huge crowds gather in front of this gate on Independence Day every year, giving due prominence to Lahore Gate in the modern Indian Era.
Chatta Chowk, a market where the tourists can purchase ornaments and jewel ornaments, leads you into the fort. The entrance is beautifully designed in the shape of a vaulted arcade. This arch-like shape gives an awesome look to the fort.
Attractions inside the Fort
Inside the Red Fort await Drum House, the Palace of Color, the Pearl Mosque and the Royal Baths. The Hall of Public Audiences is another piece of attraction. Besides these, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences makes the Red Fort –visit more memorable.
Programs at Red Fort
Sound and Light Show: The sound and light show that is held on every evening is one of the main attractions inside the Lal Qila. It narrates the history of India in relation with the Fort. Besides shedding light to the history of India in connection with the Fort, the show remains as one of the most charming sight to the eyes. It is purely recreational and thoroughly enjoyable.
Time of the Show: Starts at six in the evening.
Ticket Fare: Rs.80 (for adults) and Rs.30 (for kids)
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Opening Days: Tuesday to Sunday
Off Days: Monday
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
Entrance Fee: Domestic Tourists –Rs.10 and Foreign Tourists – Rs.250
Rate for Photography: Nil
Rate for Videography: Rs.25