The red Fort was the abode of Mughal Ruler until 1857. The Mughal ruler was existed more than 200 years here after sifted capital from Agra to Delhi in 1639. The Red Fort is situated in the center of Delhi and famously known as Lal Qula (Hindi: लाल क़िला) in India. It is also a famous and beautiful monument built with red sandstone. The Red Fort lies with the bank of river Yamuna in Old Delhi.
Mughal ruler Shah Jahan commissioned construction of Red fort in the year of 1638, when the King of Mughal Saltnat Shah Jahan decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi. The construction of Red fort was start in May 1938 and completed in 1948. The structure and designing was created by Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, who also constructed Taj Mahal. King Shah Jahan was love to Red and White color, so he decided to build the fort with Red sandstone. Due to use most of use red color sandstone in the great walls of the fort, it is popularly known as Red Fort or Lal Qula (Especially in India). Originelly, the Red Fort is known as ‘Qula-I-Mubarak’. There are two Gates in the Red Fort such as Lahore Gate and Delhi Gate. Lahore Gate is the Main entrance of Red Fort. The Last Mughal Emperor was Shah Zafar (Coroneted in 1837). It is said that during Shah Jafar time, his power did not extend beyond the boundaries of his Palace.
The Red Fort is the interesting part of Architecture, situated on the bank of Yamuna River. The water of River was used for moat that surrounding the walls of fort. The Red Fort is spread in the 255 acres area enclosed by about 2 km defensive wall.
15 August, Independence Day of India, The Prime Minister hoists the Indian Flag at the Red fort and gives a speech from Its Ramparts. Today it is a famous historical place of Delhi and most visited place too. Every year thousands of people come to visit here. To avoid terrorist attack, there is always alert Delhi police and other force with strict security. Especially on the Independence Day, you can see a very tight security around the Red fort.
Best time to Visit: November to February
Address: Netaji Subhash Marg, Near Chandni Chowk Metro station.
Close on Monday
Entry Free: Rs. 10 (For Indians), Rs. 250 (For Foreigners)
Note: You can watch Sound and Light show, 6pm onwards in Hindi and English (Tickets: Rs. 80 for Adults and Rs. 30 for Children)