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Red Fort

Red Fort

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In 1638 Shahjahan transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi and laid the foundations of Shahjahanabad, the seventh city of Delhi. It is enclosed by a rubble stone wall, with bastions, gates, and wickets at intervals. Of its fourteen gates, the important ones are the Mori, Lahori, Ajmeri, Turkman, Kashmiri and Delhi gates, some of which have already been demolished. His famous citadel, the Lal-Qila, or the Red Fort, lying at the town`s northern end on the right bank or the Yamuna and south of Salimgarh, was begun in 1639 and completed after nine years.


The Red Fort is different from the Agra Fort and is better planned, because at its back lies the experience gained by Shahjahan at Agra, and because it was the work of one hand. It is an irregular octagon, with two long sides on the east and west, and with two main gates, one on the west and the other on the south called Lahori and Delhi gates respectively. While the walls, gates and a few other structures in the fort are constructed of red sandstone, marble has been largely used in the palaces.

 

  • Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi International Air Port
  • Nearest Railway Station: Old Delhi Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station: Kashmiri Gate Bus Station
  • Opening Hours: Sunrise – Sunset


Facilities available at monument: Light & Sound Show, Signages (In Braille as well), Ramps for differently abled, Benches, Toilets for Ladies and Gentlemen, Drinking Water, Audio guide facility, CCTV

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • Visitor shall be required to show an original photo identity proof at the entry to the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
  • This monument is a Non Smoking zone.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Refund policy later for any transaction is not permitted as per the guidelines of the Archaeological Survey Of India so refund for any transaction under any circumstances won`t be possible.