Red Fort Delhi ( Lal Kila )

Red Fort Delhi (Lal Kila) - Complete History and Tour Guide: The Red Fort (Lal Kila) is located in the Shahjahana Baad of ​​Delhi. Now Shahjahan Baad is known as Old Delhi. This Red Fort was built in 1648 by Shah Jahan. The linseed 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.

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 in 1648, and he built a Red Fort here too.

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.

Lal Kila Delhi [Red Fort] - History and Guide
Lal Kila / Red Fort - Delhi

Red Fort Delhi [Lal Kila] Guide

Red Fort Tour Guide: The Red Fort is located in Shahjahana Baad of Delhi. Today it 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.

Every year on 15 August, the Prime Minister waving the flag at this Red Fort. 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.

Here you will see maps all over the place which tell about the Red Fort very well. With the help of this map, you can know the Red Fort quite well, which no other human will be able to tell.

Lal Kila Delhi (Red Fort) - History and Guide
Lal Kila Delhi (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.

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 the palaces inside it?


Lal Kila Delhi (Red Fort) - History and Guide

What is Inside of Red Fort Delhi (Lal Kila)?

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.

Lal Kila Delhi (Red Fort) - History and Guide
Nahar-E-Bahist

Rang Mahal: Here used to be a dance song for Shah Jahan's entertainment. All the entertainment programs 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 a weapons room. There is also a Museum inside the Red Fort, in which you can see all kinds of frontages related to the history of the Mughal Empire. You can also see Mughal's clothes, utensils, weapons, paintings, and gems in this museum.

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.

Lal Kila Delhi (Red Fort) - History and Guide
Rang Mahal - Lal Kila

History of Red Fort Delhi (Lal Kila)

History of Red Fort Delhi: 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 built by Islam Shah Suri. By the way, let me tell you that the real 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. And named it Red Fort. And started calling it the Lal Kila in Hindi.

Shah Jahan lived here for 10 years and then moved to Agra. After that this red fort became of Aurangzeb. 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.

Lal Kila Delhi (Red Fort) - History and Guide
A'la Azad Abul Muzaffar Shahab ud-Din Mohammad "Shah Jahan"

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 bullets 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, which was built by Ustad Ahmad Lahori. I want to tell you that the design of the Taj Mahal was also designed by Ustad Ahmad Lahori.

How to Reach Red Fort Delhi  (Lal Kila)?

The Red Fort is located in Purani Delhi, 5.9 km away from New Delhi Railway Station. And 20.4 km away from IGI Delhi Airport. The metro is the best transport to reach the Red Fort easily. Apart from the metro, you can also come by bus or taxi.

Lal Kila Delhi (Red Fort) - History and Guide
Full Map of Lal Kila

Best Time to Visit Red Fort

You can come to the Red Fort at any time. But you should keep in mind that due to rain from July to September you may have some problems. The campus is closed to tourists on August 15 and January 26, due to government programs.

Red Fort Timing

The Red Fort is open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm every day. You should come early in the morning to enjoy the Red Fort. So that you can visit the Red Fort for a long time. This red fort is closed on Monday. So you can come at any time except Monday.

Red Fort Ticket Price


Ticket Price
Indian Age 0-4 Free
Indian Age 4+ 35
Foreigners 500

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