The Red Fort is situated in Delhi, India and was built in the year 1639. The Red Fort is a World Heritage Site as recognized by UNESCO and exhibits Indo-Islamic and Mughal Architectural style. The Red Fort once served as the main residence of the Mughal Empire. The Red Fort is also famously called Lal Quila.
There are several museums in the fort, which are a must visit. The Fort, it is believed, was constructed by Shah Jahan and is built from Red Sandstone. The design of the gardens of the Red Fort and its architecture later inspired many buildings and gardens in Kashmir, Rajasthan, and Punjab. The Prime Minister of India hoists the National Flag on the 15th August at the main gate of the Red Fort. The chief architect of the Red Fort was Ustad Ahmad Lahauri who also designed the Taj Mahal. The Fort is situated on the banks of the River Yamuna. The boundaries of the fort are asymmetrical in nature.
The Red Fort remains open from Sunrise to Sunset and is closed on Mondays. There is an entry fee of Rs. 35/- for Indians and Rs. 500/- for foreigners. A Sound & Light Show is also organized in the evenings.
Besides this landmark, there are twenty-eight more landmarks listed in New Delhi. There's also one hundred and thirty-three attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Red Fort on the map bellow. If you need any other information on Red Fort that is not listed here, please call 011 2327 7705 or visit their website.
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