Red Fort (Lal Qila), Delhi, India

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About Red Fort (Lal Qila)

One of the most famous buildings in India and This fortress was built when Shah Jahan moved the capital from Agra to Delhi and it was then known as the Qila-e-Mubarak.

The Red Fort, commonly known as Lal Qalah, was built by Shah Jahn in the mid-17th century and is now a popular tourist destination. In 2007, the fort was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Red Fort has been a symbol of power since Shah Jahan's reign and has witnessed the transition of Indian history to British authority. Every year on Independence Day, the Prime Minister of the country hoists the national flag at this historical monument. The Prime Minister also delivers an address from the ramparts.

 

How to reach Red Fort

By Air

The Red Fort is located 13 km from Airport and can be easily reached at any time. From Delhi airport, you can hire numerous local taxies and cabs to reach here.

By Train

Old Delhi Railway Station (Station Code DLI) is said to be the nearest railway station located near Chandni Chowk and It is very near to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, and Chawri Bazar. All major trains start from here.

By Road

Red fort is well connected by road from all corners of the Indian cities and state. But for reaching here you need to reach Delhi and from here you can easily reach here.

 

Things to do in Red Fort

1. Shopping

Shopping in Chandni Chowk is a memorable experience. People come from all over the country to shop here. It is directly across the street from the Red Fort.

2. Nai Sarak

Walking on Nai Sarak is another most attractive activity because this place is known as a paradise for book lovers. The Nai Sadak market is close to the Jama Masjid and the Chandani Chowk. In reality, it is one of Delhi's major wholesale markets for academic books and stationery.

3. Food

Food is another enjoying factor which you can appreciate near the red fort. If you're not a vegetarian, you may dine at the restaurants around the Jama Masjid and red fort.

4. Photography

Doing photography near the red fort is an amazing activity which you can enjoy. The place is surrounded by numerous historical monuments.

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