Red Fort: A major tourist attraction in New Delhi, India
The Red Fort declared UNESCO’s World Heritage Site is a must visit place in Delhi, India. The Indian Prime Minister hoists here the national flag “Tri Color” every year on Independence Day.
The Red Ford in New Delhi India is a must visit place to those who love learning from history and culture. This historic monument is located in the Central Zone of India’s capital New Delhi and houses number of museums. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1648, the palace is now UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and centre of attraction for national and international tourists. Its walls are built of red sandstones and hence, the name derived.
Travel TipsReaching to Red Fort is no big deal. You can reach to here directly from Air Port / Railway Station / Bus Station by taking a city bus, in a taxi or auto rickshaw. Metro Rail is the quickest and cheapest way to reach to from any part of Delhi / New Delhi. Tourists can bring Cameras.
Distance from Airport: 24 Kms
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Closed On: Monday
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 (Indians), Rs. 250 (Foreigners)
Photography: Nil (Rs. 25 for video filming)
Sound & Light Shows: 6pm onwards in English and Hindi
Ticket for Sound and Light Show: Rs 80 (Adults), Rs. 30 (Children)
Time Required: 1-3 Hrs
Planning to visit Red Fort? That’s great. I am sure you will love watching India’s heritage, art & craft, and culture and learning for its history. DO NOT visit Red Fort on 14th and 15th August. The Fort is closed for visitors on these dates for Independence Day celebrations. However, if you are lucky to be here on 15th August must join us at the Red Fort for Independence Day celebrations.
How to ReachYou can reach to India Capital New Delhi through all means of transport i.e. Air, Rail and Road from all major cities on the globe. Since Red Fort is situated in Central Zone of Delhi hence accessible from all parts of the city through all types of transport i.e. Metro Rail, Local Bus Service, Taxi, Auto Rickshaw etc.
Are you coming from Frankfurt or New York or from another Indian state? Upon reaching to Airport in Delhi, you can hire a taxi (AC/Non-AC) or an Auto Rickshaw to reach to Red Fort. All major International Airlines connects to New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. The domestic airport is located at a distance of 5 km from International Airport.
The capital New Delhi is well connected to the railway network. The major Railway Stations in New Delhi are Old Delhi Railway Station and New Delhi Railway Stations. From both these railway stations, you can walk to reach to Red Fort or hire a taxi or auto rickshaw. If you are arriving at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station or Anand Vihar Railway Station please hire an auto rickshaw or taxi to reach to Red Fort. Also, you can take a ride on the city a city bus or Metro Rail.
Delhi is well connected by road to all major cities of India. The major Inter State Bus Terminus in Delhi are Maharana Pratap ISBT at Kashmere Gate, Delhi; Swami Vivekanand ISBT at Anand Vihar, Delhi; Vir Hakikat Rai ISBT at Sarai Kale Khan, Delhi. From any of the ISBT, you can take city transport like Metro Rail, Bus, a taxi or auto to reach to Red Fort. If hiring an Auto ask your driver to run the vehicle on meter instead of negotiable rates.
1. While traveling during the night it's better to take public transport or taxi instead of an auto rickshaw. Beyond 8 PM traveling in an auto rickshaw is not advisable especially if you are first-time tourist and traveling alone.
2. Beware of cheats and anti-social elements. In the case of suspicions do not hesitate to Dial 100, its Delhi Police Helpline.