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Red Fort

Residence Of The 15th Century Mughal Empire

Lal Qila, Delhi
Monument > Palace
Built by emperor ShahJahan in mid-17th century, Red Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site. Made up of red sandstone, its walls stand 75 feet tall enclosing a complex of palaces, entertainment halls, projecting balconies, baths, indoor canals, geometrical gardens as well as an ornate mosque. This fort served as the royal residence of the Mughal emperors for almost 200 years. Almost impregnable, it is popular as one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural creativity. In the modern times the show more

Something unique

Delhi's most visited monument, Red fort is printed on the back of India's 500 Rs note.

Tips from insiders

  • Wear comfortable shoes as a lot of walking will take place.
  • Have a hat and a water bottle to beat the heat.
  • Videography is permitted at a cost of Rs 25.
  • Good explanatory audio guides are available for tourists along with proper signage.