The Red Fort, which is also known as the Lal Qila, was constructed by one of the most famous Mughal emperors, Shah Jahan. Built on the banks of river Yamuna, the fortress-palace was designed by architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. It took 8 years and 10 months to build the magnificent fort. The fort served as the royal residence of the Mughal emperors from 1648 to 1857. It took over the honor of royal residence from the famous Agra Fort when Shah Jahan decided to shift his capital from Agra to Delhi.
In 1638, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan moved the capital of his empire from Agra to a newly constructed city in Delhi that he called Shahjahanabad. Along with the construction of this new city, he laid the foundations of his palace, the Red Fort or Lal Qila.The Red Fort complex, which consists of Shah Jahan’s palace and the adjacent Salimgarh fort built in 1546 AD, is managed by the Archeological Survey of India. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
The period between October and March is the best time to visit the fort as the weather is very pleasant. Though the month of December and January are chilly but still the tourists will enjoy their tour. In the rest of the months, the climate is very hot and humid which causes discomfort to the tourists.
Open and Closing Time
Sunrise to Sunset
Near By Attraction
National Zoological Park
Old Delhi Railway Station and Red Fort is 3 kms or 1.9 miles or 1.6 nautical miles
Delhi Sightseeing Tourists can find HOHO Bus Stop, near outside the Gate of Red Fort (near under-ground Sub-way). If you are coming form ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Old Delhi Railway Station, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and nearby places can board from here. There are NO Signages here.
distance 1.18 mile and time 15 min
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