Red Fort Historical past that turned pride of Nation

Red Fort Historical past that turned pride of Nation

The Red Fort is the massive fort in Delhi, the national capital of India. This fort is located in the heart of the city, Chandni Chowk. Built by Shah Jahan when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Red Fort had been built by using the red sandstones. It took 9 years in completing the construction of this majestic architecture. The Red Fort can be explored during the Delhi Agra Jaipur Trip.

On every 15th August, the Independence Day, the Prime Minister of India hosts the flag at the Red Fort. The Red Fort was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in year 2007.

On every Sunday, the Red Fort is closed.


The Red Fort is built with the blend of Indian, Persian and Timurid style of architecture under the guidance of the architect- Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, who is also the architect of the Taj Mahal in Agra. Several structures are housed within the complex like Diwan-i-Aam, Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Nahr-i-Bashisht etc.

Light and Sound Show

Every evening, the Light and Sound Show is conducted at the Red Fort where history is narrated in bi-language — Hindi and English.

Please remember, on Monday, the show is not conducted.

Best Time to Visit the Red Fort

The best time to visit the fort is during the winters between the months of October to March. During the summers, the visit should be avoided. You can also explore the fort within the 5 days Golden Triangle Tour India.

How to reach the Red Fort

There are so many modes of transportation- you can board a metro to the Chandni Chowk Metro Station and then you can hire a cycle/auto riskshaw. Buses can also be hired for traveling. Another option is to choose Car Rental India. For luxury seekers, Mercedes S Class Hire is also a good option to travel with style.

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Written by davidjames