Red Fort/Lal Quila (Delhi)

About Red Fort/Lal Quila (Delhi)

The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamor of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built-in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city.

The main gate, Lahore Gate, is one of the emotional and symbolic focal points of the modern Indian nation and attracts a major crowd on each Independence Day.

The vaulted arcade of Chatta Chowk, a bazaar selling tourist trinkets, leads into the huge fort compound. Inside is a veritable treasure trove of buildings, including the Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Royal Baths and Palace of Color.

An evening sound and light show re-create events in India's history connected with the fort.

Opening Hours & Fees

Opening Time: Sunrise – Sunset

Entrance Fees: ₹90.00 (For Local), ₹950.00 (For Foreigner)

Camera Charges: ₹0.00 (For Still Camera), ₹25.00 (For Video Camera)


Netaji Subhash Marg,
New Delhi, India

Architectural Style: Mughal Architecture

Open Days: Tuesday-Sunday

Closed Days: Monday

Nearest Metro/Subway Station: Lal Quila Metro Station

Nearby Attraction: Jama Masjid

Information Source: Delhi Tourism

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