|Monuments in Delhi|
RED FORT : The Symbol of India
Netaji Subhash Marg, Delhi, India
Reasons to be here –
For the history enthusiast, shutterbug, and the explorer in you!
Entry Fee –
10/ person Indians residence)
250/ person (Foreign residence)
Six days a week except Monday; 06:00 AM-06:00 PM
Way to reach –
Get off at Chandni Chowk metro station and hire a classic Indian auto rickshaw to reach your destination.
Traveller’s Pick – Red Fort (Lal Qila)
Located at the banks of River Yamuna, Red Fort or Lal Qila is one of the most magnificent and historical monuments in India. As name suggests, Red Fort is built with the extensive use of red stones. It was 1638 when the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan planned to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi therefore he decided to build Red Fort at the bank of River Yamuna. Shah Jahan hired the architects named Ustad Ahmed and Ustad Humid to build this historical monument. The construction of the fort was completed by 1648. Red Fort is originally called as Qila-I-Mubarak means the blessed fort.
Red Fort has two entrances- Lahore Gate and Delhi Gate. The main point of entering the fort is Lahore Gate that now generally used by VVIP and security personnel whereas Delhi Gate is opened for general public. The wall of this Fort has stretched to 2 kms which looked stunning due to its entire red stones structure. Looking at closely, one will notice that Red Fort has octagon shape covering 256 acres of land. It was 2007 when Red Fort was declared as UNESCO world heritage site. On every Independence Day (15th August 1947) Prime Minister of India waves the national flag and delivers a speech to people of India. Listening to the speech of Prime Minister at Lal Qila is a unique moment for every citizen for India.
There are some nearby attractions to Red Fort such as:
- Chatta Chowk It is a perfect place for shopping freaks as one can find a number of street shops selling various things that showcased the beauty of India culture and tradition.
- Sound and Light Shows The real joy of visiting Red Fort is not completed without experiencing sound and light shows at the fort. It is organized inside the Red Fort during evening time. Â
Visiting Red Fort is quite easy. The nearest railway station is Old Delhi whereas nearest Metro Station is Chandni Chowk. One can also go for auto, taxi or public buses to reach the fort. The Fort is opened for six days a week except Monday from 6 AM to 6 PM. One has to pay the entry fees to enter the Red Fort like for Indian residence Rs 10 per person, 250/ person (Foreign residence) and 25 (Videography). So visit this fort to know deep rooted history of India.
“Anyone who is looking to get a whiff of Indian culture and wants to bask in the glory of the bygone Mughal era, Red Fort is a must-see place for him.”
Nearby Attractions –
Sound & Light Shows – A grand spectacle for Art appreciators, watching the sound and light show is a great way to sign off your journey to the Red Fort.
Chatta Chowk – A place to be for shopping fanatics, Chatta chowk is a great way to indulge in the guilty pleasure of street shopping.
TRAVELER’S ESSENTIALS –
You should hire a guide if you like to dwell deeper in the Indian history. Also carry warm cloths if you are visiting the place in winters because it can be bit chilly exploring wide allays of Red Fort.
Hotels near Red Fort (Lal Qila)
|HOTEL TARA PALACE|
|Address: Connaught Circus, K Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Distance: 0.8 km
Phone: 099 58 397483
|Address: 4/15A, Asaf Ali Road, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, 110002
Distance: 1.9 km
Phone: 011 4366 3600
|COMFORT INN THE PRESIDENT|
|Address: 4/23 B, Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110002
Distance: 2.2 km
Phone: 011 4283 1666
Restaurants near Red Fort (Lal Qila)
Timings: 8am to 10pm
Meal for two – Rs. 300/-
Address: 382, Kucha Ghasi Ram, Fateh Puri, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Phone: 23975341, 23970192
|Multi-Cuisine (North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, European)
Timings: 24 Hours
Meal for two – Rs. 300/-
Address: Old Deli Railway Station, Near Cloak Room, Delhi
Phone: 60606000, 60606060
Timings: 10.00am to 11pm
Meal for two – Rs. 400/-
Address: 1454/2, Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Phone: 28833007/08/10, 47685111
Timings: 11am to 11pm
Meal for two – Rs. 250/-
Address: 1888-89, Chandni Chowk, Delhi
|PUNDIT BABU RAM DEVI DAYAL PARATHE WALA|
|North Indian (Parathas)
Timings: 24 Hours
Meal for two – Rs. 200/-
Address: 1947, Gali Parathe Wali, Chandni Chowk, Delhi
Phone: 9313999725, 9953158945