Delhi Tourist Attractions

The Red Fort - Delhi

Red fort, the majestic building made of red sandstone, is the prime location of Delhi built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in 17th century, from where the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on every 15th August. The tricolor flutters proudly on this symbol of the might of the Mughals.

 

The Red fort has two main entrances - Delhi Gate and Lahore Gate, leading to Delhi's most crowded bazaar, Chandni Chowk. The main structures include the Naqqar Khana, Diwan-e-Am, the Diwan-e-Khas, Rang Mahal, the Hammam, and Shah Burj. The Red Fort Archaeological Museum is situated in the Mumtaz Mahal of the Red Fort with a rare collection of Mughal artifacts. There is a market in the basement of the fort where several traditional Indian goods are available at nominal rates. The Red Fort also has a delightful light and sound show every evening. The shows are in Hindi and English with tickets costing Rs. 20, available at the Fort. The English seasons are from November to January at 7.30 p.m., in January to April and September to October at 8.30 p.m. and from May to August at 9 p.m.

Entry to the fort is free on Fridays.

   
   
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