Red Fort / Lal Qila, Delhi , India

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Importance : Prime Minister of India address on Independence Day of India on 15th August every year. Time to visit : Daily sunrise to sunset
When / best time / season to visit Red Fort  / Lal Qila : October to March

Entry Fee of Red Fort :Entry tickets to the Red fort are INR10 per head for Indian nationals and 150 per head for foreign nationals. No Entry fee is charged on Fridays.

The Red Fort or the Lal Quila, arranged on the western bank of the stream Yamuna  structures the great centerpiece of Mughal Emperor Shahajahan's medieval walled city 'Shah Jahanabad' (Old Delhi). This sandstone fortification incorporates stupendous crowd lobbies, marble royal residences ornamented with lovely pietra dura once installed with valuable stones, a commercial center where the sovereignty used to shop, a mosque, enclosures with marbled wellsprings, courts, showers and so forth. The Red Fort is encased by almost 2 kilometers of fortification dividers which shift in tallness from 18.5 m (60 ft) at its most noteworthy watch towers on the waterway side to 33 meter on the city side and is encompassed by a 9 m profound canal. It was here, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, spread out the Indian Flag on 15 August 1947 honoring the end of the British rule in India. Consistently on Independence day, the Prime Minister addresses a tremendous gathering in the Maidan (ground) disregarding the fortress, from its Lahore Gate.It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

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Shahjahan, began the development of this monstrous fortress in 1638, when he moved the capital from Agra to Delhi. The fortification was finished alongside the gigantic city of Shajahanabad following nine years on sixteenth April 1648. The city was laid out with wide streets, private quarters, bazars, mosques and encased in a rubble built wall with 14 entryways, some of which still exists. The primary road was Chandni Chouk with a tree lined channel streaming down its focal point and the momentous structures which flaunted the brilliance of Mughal style building design were the Jama Masjid, the biggest mosque in India and the Red post. Presently Chandni Chowk is a packed brilliant business sector clamoring with shops, craftsmen's workshops, hotels, mosques and temples.

Why called Redford The fortress got its name from the plentiful utilization of red sandstone walls and is octagon fit as a fiddle. The two primary entry points are the Lahore Gate and the Delhi Gate. The door is through the Lahore Gate which structures a piece of a huge stone stronghold and is made up of dull pink sandstone.

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