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Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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Address: Netaji Subhash Marg, New Delhi 110002, India
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+91 99491 59139
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09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This 17th century fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and...

This 17th century fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857.

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Lots of walking - and gawking

You need a good guide to appreciate - and be prepared for a lot of walking. The security here was a bit oppressive (being just before India Day) as it's still and army base but... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

You need a good guide to appreciate - and be prepared for a lot of walking. The security here was a bit oppressive (being just before India Day) as it's still and army base but nothing can detract from its impressiveness and monumental beauty. A must-see.

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The history behind this amazing place and the stories our guide told us were fascinating and I'd recommend using an official guide or a guide book in order to fully enjoy this experience.

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We visited Lal Quila with some business associates who had been advised to watch light and sound show at Lal Quila. It was a mixed experience. The Quila it self is a treat to look at and one gets feeling of the times gone by. However, light and sound show was not impressive. It was loud repetitive and lacked creativity.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you want to see the true royal life of a king Great place to visit. Very clean and tidy with lots of greenery. It takes a while to visit all the places within the fort complex but it is worth it. It's so calm and serene here that once you are inside, you feel like you have reached a... More 

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New Delhi, India
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One of the most iconic buildings of historical India, this is a must visit site if you are in new Delhi. Glorious past culture of Mougal era is at its full view. You will be thrilled by interior inside. Just amazing. No words to describe. Just visit yourself and explore.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, it is a historical monument. I was very excited by seeing the outer walls and was waiting to get in. But didn't find it as impressive inside. The buildings are already in ruins and doesn't look well maintained. The marble walls and ceilings have lost their shine. There are not enough information that could explain the history of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Massive fort but there's not much to get excited about once inside. Just a few curio shops and pretty much thats it. Good for a stroll through though

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice Fort with lot of crowd. A good place for ever Delhi's citizen, but due to overcrowded there is a bit of inconvenience. Better if you visit in working day not holiday.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the famous and well maintained fort in India. Fort is very big and there are also shops inside the fort. Museum area of fort is good. Darbar area of fort is also very good.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably the best known and most popular tourist attraction in Delhi, although there are in my opinion much more impressive places in the city - e.g. Qutb Minar or Humayun's tomb.

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