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Red Fort

Location: Old Delhi, India

Built By: Shah Jahan

Built in the Year: 1648

Purpose: Main residence of Mughal emperors

Area: 254.67 acres

Architect: Ustad Ahmad Lahauri

Architectural styles: Mughal, Indo-Islamic

Current Status: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Open: Tuesday-Sunday; Monday closed

Timings: Sunrise to Sunset

Sound & Light Shows: 6 pm onwards in English and Hindi

About Red Fort

The Red Fort or Lal Quila which is one of the ensembles of the Mughal dynasty which was constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1939. This monument welcomes a large number of tourists throughout the year. This place holds huge importance because every year the Prime Minister of the national hoists the national flag of the country on Independence Day, along the banks of the mighty river Yamuna whose waters surround the fort. It is also part of the many UNESCO World Heritage sites since the year 2007. When you visit Delhi during the winter season which counts the months of October to March as the best time for sightseeing and transfers, then you must surely make a plan to pay a visit to the Red Fort or Lal Quila. 

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Best Time to Visit Red Fort

The best thing about this monument is the light and sound show that is a significant factor connecting the place with tourists. The show is held here every evening except mondays and Government holidays. To reach the Red Fort conveniently, you must board the metro that is the local transport and get down at Chandni Chowk on the Yellow Line which is the nearest to the fort. Just keep in mind that videography and clicking pictures is prohibited.

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