Red Fort

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9 / 10

10 expert reviews

“Converted into a barracks by the British, this massive fort is a sandstone carcass of its former self, but it still conjures a picture of the splendour of Mughal Delhi.”

– Lonely Planet

"Named for its red-sandstone walls, the Red Fort, near the Yamuna River in Old Delhi, is the greatest of Delhi's palace cities." Full review
"The greatest of Delhi's Mughal palace-cities, the Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century and was home to about 3,000 people in its heyday."
"Built by Shah Jahan, the most prolific architect and builder of the Mughal empire, Lal Qila must have been a very modern departure from labyrinthine Agra Fort." Full review
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"Pass through the Lahore gate and continue down the Chatta Chowk, once the royal harem's shopping district and now a bazaar." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Built in 1648 for the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan, the fort is a microcosm of politics, economy and life during the Mughal era." Full review
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