The Mughal Emperors had given Delhi rich architecture in form of monuments and forts. The RED FORT, built by Shah Jahan (the fifth Mughal emperor), is the live example of rich architecture by the Mughal Emperors… In 2007, UNESCO had included the fort in the World Heritage Site.
Red Fort was the residence of Shah Jahan. The palace was situated in Shah Jahan’s new capital, Shahjahanabad, the seventh city in the Delhi site. The palace was the pride of Mughals. The construction of the Red Fort was started in 1638 and was completed by 1648. There were numerous architectures and labours appointed to construct this fort. It was Shah Jahan who had put much effort to complete the construction of the RED FORT. Till 1857, it was a residence of Mughals and in the rein of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the fort was exiled by British.
The RED FORT is one of the biggest forts in India, it covers 254.67 acres and is surrounded with giant walls. The height of the walls is 18 m on the Yamuna River side and 23 m on the city side. It is called as “RED FORT” because it is made from red stones. The beautiful fort is a live example of exclusive and top quality architecture. Floral print walls in the Diwan-i-Aam (the hall of public audience and state functions) attract travellers. Diwan-i-Khas (the hall for private meetings) is another top attraction of the Red Fort. Nahr-i-Behisht is a private apartment which faces the river Yamuna. Zenana palace is one of the biggest attractions where you can see superb white marble furnishing featuring marble pool and decorated ceiling. There is an exhibition room which was a British office featuring guns, pictures and many precious things of the British and Mughal eras.
The entry fee for foreigners is RS250 and RS for Indian travellers.
|Timings||All days of the week except Mon 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Fee for Adults(Light and sound show)||Rs 80|
|Fee for Childrens(Light and sound show)||Rs 30|
|Foreign Tourists Fee||Rs 250|
|Indian fees||R 10 |
|Visit Duration||2-3 hours|