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Places to Be Visited in Delhi-Red Fort (Lal Qila) Timings and Photograpy

Updated on November 10, 2020
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Red Fort, Delhi Fort or Lal Quila

Delhi Fort/Red Fort
Delhi Fort/Red Fort

Red Fort, Delhi Fort or Lal Qila

Red Fort: It is also known as Delhi Fort or Lal Qila (Hindi) which means Red Fort. It is situated in Old Delhi - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The construction of this massive fort started by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in the year 1638 and was completed in 1648. This was the capital of Shahjahanabad, the kingdom of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It served as the residence of the royal family as well.

Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal emperor to occupy the Palace until 1857.

When India became an independent nation then Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru unveiled the flat of independent India on 15th August 1947. This practice of flag-raising ceremony and addressing the nation by the Prime Minister on Independence Day continues to this day.

You can see the Shahjahani Style of art which a combination of Indian, European, and Persian art in the Red Fort.

Main Attractions:

Moti Masjid added by Emperor Aurangzeb, 1659

Diwan-i-Khas, the legendary Peacock Throne

Diwan-i-Aam, 60 pillared hall

Khas Mahal, the royal apartments, facing to Yamuna River

Rang Mahal, with marble fountainDiwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i- Aam, Lahore Gate, etc

A light and sound recreation of the history of Red fort and Delhi can be viewed as per the timing given below:

Summer timing: Hindi - 7 pm to 8 pm, English - 8 pm to 9 pm

Winter timing: Hindi - 6 pm to 7 pm, English - 7 pm to 8 pm

Timing for visiting Red Fort: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm (All Days Except Monday)

Fee: Rs. 100 for foreigners (Rs. 10 for Indian citizen)

Photography: permitted with a payment of Rs. 25

The time required to visit a minimum: Two hours.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2009 Jacob


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