Also known as Lal Qila, the Red Fort is a 17th century impressive fort complex built by great mughal emperor Shah Jahan who also built world famous love monument the Taj Mahal in Agra. This impressive fort complex is located on the eastern edge of the walled city of Old Delhi on the western banks of the river Yamuna. The construction of this magnificent fort complex began in the year of 1639 and completed in the year of 1648. Today, the magnificent Red Fort has become one of biggest attractions of India tourism. A large gathering of tourists from all over the world visit this impressive fortress quite in good number through out the year. It is the third dominant monument which has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site after the Qutub Minar and the Humayun's Tomb.
The Red Fort is popular among tourists with its stunning and impressive architectural design. Architecturally beautiful this impressive monument never fails to lure visitors coming from different parts of the world. It is a delight to tourists' imagination. It showcases the very high level of art & architecture form and ornamental work. The art work done in the fort complex is a beautiful amalgamation of Persian, European and Indian Art form. The walls of this magnificent fortress are smoothly clad, expressed by heavy thread-courses along the upper section. The complex houses many beautiful buildings and structures. Major highlights are Diwan-i-Aam (hall of public audience), Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience), Nahr-i-Behisht, Mumtaz Mahal, Rang Mahal, Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), Hayat Bakhsh Bagh, etc. So you will certainly love to visit Red Fort in Delhi on your tourism in India.
There are two major entrances to enter inside the Red Fort Complex. They are Delhi Gate and Lahore Gate. The main entrance is the Lahore Gate. The fort complex remains open for tourists on all days from 9:00 AM to 6:00 Pm. The entry fee is Rs 10. If you want to take your camera, you will have to pay Rs 25 extra for that.
Light & Sound show is organizes in evenings which describes mughal history. It is a great attraction for tourists. You can also enjoy shopping within the fort complex. You will have opportunity buy some souvenirs, handicrafts, fine brass and artificial jewelry.
Almost all India tourism packages especially designed for tourism in northern India cover Delhi as one of destinations. So you will have wonderful opportunity to visit the magnificent Red Fort in Delhi.
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