Red Fort, also known as Lal Qila in Hindi, is a historic fort complex located in Old Delhi, India. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the mid-17th century and served as the residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years.
The Red Fort is made of red sandstone and covers an area of about 254 acres. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture in India.
The fort complex has several important structures, including the Diwan-i-Aam (public audience hall), the Diwan-i-Khas (private audience hall), the Rang Mahal (palace of colors), and the Mumtaz Mahal (palace of the empress). The fort also has two important gates, the Lahore Gate and the Delhi Gate, which are decorated with intricate carvings and designs.
Every year, on India’s Independence Day (August 15), the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and delivers a speech from the ramparts of the fort.
The Red Fort is open to visitors and is a popular tourist attraction. Visitors can explore the fort complex and learn about India’s rich history and cultural heritage.
How to reach Red Fort: The nearest Metro Station is the “Chandni Chowk” Metro Station (yellow line). Its half a mile away from the fort so you can either walk to reach it or take a Moto Rickshaw.
Address: Netaji Subhash Marg, Lal Qila, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
Hours: From 9:30am to 4:30pm. Open everyday except Monday.
Fees: 10 Rupees for Indians, 150 Rupees for foreigners
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