As and when we discuss rich heritage holiday destinations, the fascinating complex of the Red Fort is must visit place. It was constructed as the palace fort of Shahjahanabad, which was the new capital of Shah Jahan – the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Red Fort keeps reminds power of India.
Strong Red sandstone walls of the huge Red Fort (Lal Qila), which are 33-m high were constructed in 1638 to avoid the entry of the invaders.
Its main entry gate that is Lahore Gate, it gets immersed in the freedom celebration and draws a major crowd on every Independence Day.
Its hemispherical dome of Chatta Chowk, there is a market (bazaar) that attracts tourists with a huge variety of items. Chatta Chowk extends to a large fort compound, consisting wonderful collection of huge buildings, including the Drum House, the Pearl Mosque, the Hall of Public Audiences, Royal Baths, Palace of Color and the white marble Hall of Private Audiences.
Visitors can enjoy evening sound and light show that also allows spectator to relive India’s history associated with the fort.
• Location: Netaji Subhash Marg
• Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
• Open: Tue-Sun; Mondays closed
• Visiting Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
• Entry Fee: 10 INR (Indians), 250 INR (Foreigners)
• Photography: Nil (25 INR for video filming)
• Sound & Light Shows: 6pm onwards in English and Hindi
• Ticket: 80 INR (adults), 30 INR (children)