Delhi’s most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands as a reminder of the time when the Mughal emperors ruled India. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is well worth a visit as it offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the history of India during the Mughal era and allows them to see the various design influences in the magnificent architecture of the massive fort. The red sandstone structure, located in the center of the city rises 33 metres above the busy streets of old Delhi. The fortress was built between 1638 and 1648 under orders from Shah Jahan, in an attempt to move the capital from Agra to Shahjahanabad in Delhi. An audio guide is highly recommended as it brings the place back to life. Those visiting the fort in the evening will be able to enjoy a sound and light show depicting the fort's history, held for an hour each evening.
250 rupees, 50 rupees for sound and light show
Tuesday-Sunday 9am-6pm (closed on Mondays)
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitor, young adults, families, children
The imposing red walls of the fort, the sound and light show, the bazaar inside the fort.
Muslim tourists requiring prayer facilities when at the Red Fort will not find it within the premises, however they will be able to offer their prayers at the Jama Masjid located across the road from the fort. This mosque is the largest in India and is frequented by both residents and tourists alike.
Locating Halal food when at the Red Fort is quite easy, since the Chandni Chowk area is home to numerous restaurants and cafes. Visitors will find fantastic street food in this area, as well as some amazing restaurants serving some of India’s most popular dishes like biryani, kababs, tandoori items and much more.