If you are wondering where to visit while on a tour to Delhi, let us help you. You must engage in sightseeing activity to The Red Fort-a massive red sandstone fort, synonymous with Delhi and a proof of the glory of the flourishing Mughal Empire in Delhi.
Commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1638 when he decided to shift the capital of the Mughal Empire from Agra to Delhi, the Red Fort took a total of ten years to be completed. The Red Fort can be entered from both the Lahore and the Delhi gates but the main gate to the Red Fort is the Lahore Gate and is also the site for the Prime Ministers speech every year on Independence Day. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Red Fort is spread over a rambling 254.67 acres and the walls alone are around 2kilometres long. The Lahore gate being the principal gate connects the Red Fort and the Chatta Chowk Bazaar beaming with life.
Fans of history and architecture will be in their element at the fort, which lies on the banks of the Yamuna River (the water of which was once used for the site’s moat). The fortress walls house a number of important buildings and several museums for visitors to explore. The Red Fort contains the Diwan-e-Aam, the Diwan-e-Khas, the Moti Masjid and the Hayat Baksh Bagh among other interesting architectural elements.
Most people combine their visit with a tour of the nearby Chandi Chowk Market. To experience the full extent of the sights and sounds of Delhi, book a full-day tour that covers both Old and New Delhi, whether on foot or via a custom itinerary that takes in the Red Fort plus a number of the city’s other major attractions.
The 17 th century historical events come alive in the evenings at the fort with the sound and lights of the Son Et Lumiere . One can relive the history of Delhi and India’s Mughal emperors in this 3-hour Sound and Light show experience at the Red Fort (Lal Qila).
While you travel to the17th-century UNESCO-listed fort and enjoy a 1-hour music and illuminations extravaganza that tells the story of the city and this symbol of Mughal power, you will admire the lights, projections, and lasers twinned with stirring music, special effects, and commentary, and see the Red Fort cast in radiant colors in the darkness.
Are you ready to witness the royal fort in the heart of Delhi??