Red Fort Complex

The Red Fort (Lal Kila) is a well-planned fort and an irregular octagon. Red sandstone and marble were the main raw materials used in its construction; needless to mention, the fort derived its name from the red colour. Constructed on 256 acres, the magnificent fort has two gates – the Lahori Gate and the Delhi Gate. Qila-e-Mubarak (the blessed fort), as the fort was originally named, is surrounded by an impressively high wall, about 33 mt tall!

Aisles, arches, alcoves, beautiful panels of pietra dura work, colourful interiors, vaulted chambers, highly-ornamented pillared halls, and ivory fountain – the Red Fort showcases an amazing plethora of art and craftsmanship. The famous Peacock Throne (along with the globally renowned Koh-i-Noor diamond), which was taken away by the Persian invader Nadir Shah, was housed in the Diwan-i-Khaas (the hall where the emperor held his private audience).

The fort compound comprises Naubat Khana, Diwan-i-Am, Rang Mahal, Nahr-i-Bihisht, Mumtaz Mahal, Diwan-i-Khaas, Tasbih Khaana, Khwabgah, Hammam, Moti Masjid, Hayat Bakhsh Bagh, and Zafar Mahal. The Indian War Memorial Museum occupies the upper storey of the Naubat Khana presently.

# The Red Fort timings are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Additional Info: Jama Masjid, Imambara, Salimgarh Fort, Isa Khan’s Tomb and Safdarjung Tomb are some other tourist places to visit in Delhi. The opening hours for all the monuments can be checked online.

# The address of Red Fort is Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, Delhi. You can also easily track Red Fort’s location on your smartphone with the help of web mapping services.
Additional Info: Hotel Aiwan E Shahi, Hotel Maya Cottage and Hotel Sri Nanak Continental are some hotels near Red Fort that you can book.

# The entry fee of Red Fort for Indian, SAARC and BIMSTEC visitors is Rs. 35 per person. While, the ticket price for a foreign visitor is Rs. 550 per person.
Additional Info: There are a number of offbeat things to do in Delhi such as relishing street food at

Paranthe Wali Gali, attending Qawwali at Nizamuddin Dargah and boating at Purana Qila.

# Book Red Fort tickets online on Yatra.com, which offers web booking services for over 140 museums, historical places in India. In order to have a smooth experience, buy your tickets online and avoid standing in queues.

Did You Know?

* The Red Fort was originally in Shah Jahan’s favourite colours, white and red. The British painted the monument red after the white stone started chipping off because of negligence.

* Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor, was tried on the charges of treason in Diwan-i-Khas, in the Red Fort. The trial was conducted by a British court, after which the emperor was stripped of his title and exiled to Myanmar.

About Red Fort Complex

The Red Fort (Lal Kila) is a well-planned fort and an irregular octagon. Red sandstone and marble were the main raw materials used in its construction; needless to mention, the fort derived its name from the red colour. Constructed on 256 acres, the magnificent fort has two gates – the Lahori Gate and the Delhi Gate. Qila-e-Mubarak (the blessed fort), as the fort was originally named, is surrounded by an impressively high wall, about 33 mt tall!

Aisles, arches, alcoves, beautiful panels of pietra dura work, colourful interiors, vaulted chambers, highly-ornamented pillared halls, and ivory fountain – the Red Fort showcases an amazing plethora of art and craftsmanship. The famous Peacock Throne (along with the globally renowned Koh-i-Noor diamond), which was taken away by the Persian invader Nadir Shah, was housed in the Diwan-i-Khaas (the hall where the emperor held his private audience).

The fort compound comprises Naubat Khana, Diwan-i-Am, Rang Mahal, Nahr-i-Bihisht, Mumtaz Mahal, Diwan-i-Khaas, Tasbih Khaana, Khwabgah, Hammam, Moti Masjid, Hayat Bakhsh Bagh, and Zafar Mahal. The Indian War Memorial Museum occupies the upper storey of the Naubat Khana presently.

# The Red Fort timings are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Additional Info: Jama Masjid, Imambara, Salimgarh Fort, Isa Khan’s Tomb and Safdarjung Tomb are some other tourist places to visit in Delhi. The opening hours for all the monuments can be checked online.

# The address of Red Fort is Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, Delhi. You can also easily track Red Fort’s location on your smartphone with the help of web mapping services.
Additional Info: Hotel Aiwan E Shahi, Hotel Maya Cottage and Hotel Sri Nanak Continental are some hotels near Red Fort that you can book.

# The entry fee of Red Fort for Indian, SAARC and BIMSTEC visitors is Rs. 35 per person. While, the ticket price for a foreign visitor is Rs. 550 per person.
Additional Info: There are a number of offbeat things to do in Delhi such as relishing street food at

Paranthe Wali Gali, attending Qawwali at Nizamuddin Dargah and boating at Purana Qila.

# Book Red Fort tickets online on Yatra.com, which offers web booking services for over 140 museums, historical places in India. In order to have a smooth experience, buy your tickets online and avoid standing in queues.

Did You Know?

* The Red Fort was originally in Shah Jahan’s favourite colours, white and red. The British painted the monument red after the white stone started chipping off because of negligence.

* Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor, was tried on the charges of treason in Diwan-i-Khas, in the Red Fort. The trial was conducted by a British court, after which the emperor was stripped of his title and exiled to Myanmar.

Monument Information

Address

Delhi

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station : Old Delhi Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Kashmiri Gate Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : August To September

    Summer : Starts in early April and peak in May & Temperature is 32°C (avg)

    Winter : Starts in November and peaks in January & Avg Temperature is 12 to 13°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : November to March

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets for Ladies and Gentlemen
  • Approach road Small road-side
  • Parking
  • Documentary film under preparation

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Mr. Daljeet Singh
  • Phone: 91-11-23277705
  • E-mail: circledel.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 550
₹ 550 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 35
₹ 35 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax

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