Red Fort (Lal Qila), Delhi

This red fort is so unique that tourists come from almost all the countries of the world. And in this way, more than 50,000 tourists come to see the Red Fort every day. So today we will talk about the Red Fort of Delhi. And you will know all about Red Fort Delhi and will know how you can reach Red Fort. If you're coming here then you need to read the full article carefully.

Red Fort (Lal Quila) Travel Guide
Red Fort (Lal Qila) Travel Guide

Red Fort is the biggest monument in Delhi. By the way, earlier Shah Jahan lived in Agra and he also made a Red Fort there. And he also built the Taj Mahal for his wife. But then Shah Jahan came to Delhi and he built a second Red Fort here too.

Red Fort Travel Guide

The Red Fort (Lal Qila) is located in the Shahjahana Baad of ​​Delhi. Now Shahjahan Baad is known as Old Delhi. The Red Fort is located opposite Chandni Chowk in Delhi. Chandni Chowk is the largest market in Delhi. Here you can buy all kinds of things.

The real name of the Red Fort is Qila-E-Mubarak. But as this fort is made of red stone, hence it is called Red Fort. This red fort is spread over an area of ​​1.42 kilometers. Every year on 15 August, the Prime Minister waving the flag at this Red Fort.

Red Fort (Lal Quila) Travel Guide
Red Fort (Lal Qila) Travel Guide

This fort has two entry doors, the first entry door is named Lahori Darwaza which is always open for tourists. And the second door is named Delhi Darwaza which opens only for VIPs. Like the Prime Minister and or any big celebrity.

What is inside of Red Fort?

As you go inside the Red Fort, you will see a famous market in Delhi called the Meena Bazaar. In this market, you will get everything related to the Red Fort. You will get excellent carvings all over the place in this Red Fort, which is very popular.

Let me tell you that this fort is very old, so here, construction working continuously in many places. After the Mughal empire, when the British came here, they also built many buildings in this Red Fort. This building is white-colored. After the British people, the Indian Army started living in these white buildings. And then now it has become the office of the caretakers of the Red Fort.

Red Fort (Lal Quila) Travel Guide
Red Fort (Lal Qila) Travel Guide

In the Red Fort, you will see closed rooms and basements. Which were used by Shah Jahan to keep prisoners. People are not allowed to go here as this room and basement become very old. The high wall of Red Fort is built to avoid the enemy. So that enemy could not enter the fort easily. Let you know what is inside of Red Fort?

Red Fort Inside

Diwan-E-Aam: Shah Jahan used this Diwan-E-Aam to attend the meetings in which the emperor discuss justice, injustice, requirement, and suffering in his city. Inside the Diwan-e-Aam you will see a marble throne. Shah Jahan used this throne to judge his decision by sitting on this throne.


There is also a swimming pool just behind the Diwan-e-Aam in which the emperor and his wifes used to bathe. No one was allowed to come around this pool. In his pool, they were using water from the Yamuna river.

Nahar-E-Bahist: Yamuna river used to flow near the Red Fort at that time. Which today has shipped 1 kilometer away. The water of the Yamuna river was earlier brought to the canal. Which was used in the tunnels below the fort, which kept the Red Fort cold.

Nahar E Bahisht | Red Fort (Lal Quila) Travel Guide
Nahar E Bahisht | Red Fort (Lal Qila) Travel Guide

Rang Mahal: Here used to be a dance song for Shah Jahan's entertainment. All the entertainment programs that used to be held were in this Rang Mahal. There is also a cellar under this Rang Mahal in which no one is allowed to go.

Diwan-E-Khas: In this Diwan-E-Khas, Shah used to do political work wearing the crown of Kohinoor diamond. Only ministers were allowed to come here. Secret work and new strategies were also discussed here.

Along with this, there is also a personal living room, dining room, and weapons room. There is also a Museum inside the Red Fort, in which you can see all kinds of things related to the history of the Mughal Empire. You'll see Mughal's clothes, utensils, weapons, paintings, and gems in this museum.

Rang Mahal | Red Fort (Lal Quila) Travel Guide
Rang Mahal | Red Fort (Lal Qila) Travel Guide

Red Fort History

The Red Fort was the royal residence of the Mughals from 1648 to 1857 for 200 years. This red fort was built in 1648 to imitate the Salim Garh fort which is built by Islam Shah Suri. By the way, let me tell you that the original name of Red Fort was Qila-E-Mubarak. And Red Fort was previously white-colored. When its white stones started to deteriorate, the British government got it painted red chemical. And named it Red Fort. And started calling it the Lal Qila in Hindi.

Shah Jahan lived here for 10 years and then moved to Agra. After that, this red fort became Aurangzeb's. And Aurangzeb also built many palaces and mosques here. In such a situation many kings came here and kept changing the Red Fort according to themselves. The last king was Bahadur Shah II who fought with the British government. In this war, Bahadur Shah was defeated and the British government captured the Red Fort.

The British looted all the jewels and weapons kept in the Red Fort. During the war, the British caused considerable damage to the Red Fort. Cannons and bullet prints can still be seen here. It eventually became a purely Indian heritage after the British government left.

In 2007, UNESCO, knowing the history of the Red Fort and realizing its importance, had converted it to the World Heritage Site.

Who Built Red Fort in Delhi

The Red Fort was built in 1648 by Shah Jahan. Because Shah Jahan was facing very hot in Agra. To escape the hot weather, he came to Delhi and got the Red Fort built on the banks of the river Yamuna. I want to tell you that the design of the Taj Mahal was also designed by Ustad Ahmad Lahori.

A'la Azad Abul Muzaffar Shahab ud-Din Mohammad "Shah Jahan" | Red Fort Travel Guide
A'la Azad Abul Muzaffar Shahab ud-Din Mohammad "Shah Jahan"

Red Fort Timings

The Red Fort opening time is from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm every day. You should come early in the morning to enjoy Red Fort for a long time. This Red Fort is closed on Monday. So you can come at any time except Monday. Apart from this, you should come to visit in the winter season for your comfortable. You also can book tickets online.

Red Fort Ticket Price

No Ticket Price
1 Indian ₹35
2 Foreigner ₹500
3 Below 4 Years Free

Red Fort Map | Red Fort Travel Guide
Red Fort Map | Red Fort Travel Guide

How to Reach Red Fort?

  • Nearest Bus Stop - Lal Quila is the nearest bus stop. It is just 1 km away from Red Fort.
  • Nearest Metro Station - Lal Quila is the nearest metro station. It is just 1 km away from Red Fort
  • Nearest Railway Station - Old Delhi is the nearest railway station. It is just 5.9 km away from Red Fort.
  • Nearest Airport - IGI airport is the nearest airport. It is 20.4 km away from Red Fort.

Best Hotels near Red Fort

No Hotels Contact
1 Aiwan-E-Shahi 0 9911706024
2 Tara Palace Chandni Chowk ⭐⭐⭐ 011 23276465
3 Anoop ⭐⭐ 0124 6201616
4 Tourist Deluxe ⭐⭐⭐ 011 23670985
5 Hotel Aman International ⭐⭐⭐ 0 9911281651

FAQ

Q. Is camera allowed in Red Fort?
Yes, Cameras and mobile are allowed in Red Fort. You can take photos and videos easily.

Q. How many red forts are there in India?
There are TWO Red Forts are in India. First Red Fort is in Delhi, and the second one is in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

Q. Are bags allowed in Red Fort?
Yes, But not heavy or big bags. You can carry small handbags in Red Fort.

Q. Is food allowed in Red Fort?
Yes, You can take eatable and drinkable items into Red Fort.

Q. Who is the owner of Red Fort?
Today, Dalmia Bharat Group is the real owner of the Red Fort. In 2018 Dalmia Bharat Group adopted for maintenance and development. This scheme (Adopt A Heritage) is for 5 years.