Red Fort New Delhi, India – Know Indian History – Architectural Wonder – Monuments – World Heritage Sites in India

Built in 1648 Red Fort Delhi is as majestic, magnificent is as was the powerful was the rule of Mughals on the country during which this one of most impressive beautiful , rising to 33 meters height, fort was constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan .
Red Fort which was included on UNESCO World Heritage Site List in the year 2007 is historic monument. Red fort is the place from where Indian Prime Minister Talks to Nation on every Independence Day. This is the fort where the last Mughal Badshah Bahadur Shah Zafar has spent his days of exile.
Red Fort covering an area of 254.67 acres is situated close to Yamuna River; the 2.4 KM long fort wall going with Yamuna River was covering the city, that area of Delhi is now called Old Delhi. The height of fort, shaped like an octagon, varies from 18 meters [river side] to 33 Meters [city side]. This is sheer architectural excellence reflecting from use of marble, floral decorations, double domes in the buildings inside, to add additional glitter to this majestic construction of red sandstone.
Living illustration of Mughal architecture Red fort is the best synthesis of Persian, European and Indian art work which took almost a decade to come in the existence as the construction of fort was started in 1638 and was completed in 1648. This is another thing that Badshah Aurangzeb and other subsequent Mughal rulers have initiated and added significant developments to Red fort.
Red Fort remains closed on Monday. For the Netaji Subash Marg situated Red Fort, nearest Metro station is Chandani Chowk. There is a nominal entrance fee for the visitors. Light and sound show [ chargeable] presented in the evening from 6 PM onwards, is a charming tourist attraction of Red Fort Delhi.


Vital Tourist Information : Red Fort

Location : Red fort is located in Old City on the Netaji Subash road quite close to Metro rail stop Chandani Chowk.


Near By City : Delhi


State : Delhi India


Region : North India


Best Time to Visit : Mid September to November & March month are the with climatic conditions suitable for foreign travelers. Domestic tourist can visit New Delhi round the year.


Spoken Languages : Hindi - Punjabi - Urdu - English. Eventually in last 40-50 years Delhi has been converted into multilingual city


Travel Tips : Red Fort remains closed for public entrance on Monday.
Tourists have to pay a nominal entrance fee.
Light & Sound Show presented in the evening is not to miss one.


How To Reach : Red Fort Delhi


Basic Travel Info : There are many options like the Metro, city bus, Auto Rickshaw, taxi or tourist vehicle for reaching Red Fort Minar from any part of New Delhi. Chandni Chowk is the nearest Metro rail station for the Red Fort.


By Train : Train journey access to Delhi is very easy because with its three railway station city is origin source of many trains. Tourism dedicated luxury trains like Palace-on-Wheels starts from New Delhi.


By Bus / Road : Bus routes to Delhi are the web of National and state highways. Almost all north Indian cities are connected with Delhi by road travel.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport : Indira Gandhi domestic and International airport of city is among the world's busiest airport, as there are numerous domestic and international flights for reaching Delhi by air travel.