Lal Qila (Red Fort), Delhi - Ticket Price, Timings, How to Reach

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The Lal Qila (Red Fort) is so unique that tourists come from almost all the world's countries. And that is why, more than 50,000 tourists see the Lal Qila (Red Fort) daily. So today you will know all about the Lal Qila (Red Fort) of Delhi. How you can reach Lal Qila (Red Fort), what are the ticket prices, and what places to visit? If you want to visit Lal Qila (Red Fort) in Delhi then you need to read the full article carefully.

Lal Qila (Red Fort) is the biggest monument in Delhi. By the way, earlier Shah Jahan lived in Agra and he made the first Lal Qila (Red Fort) there. He also built the Taj Mahal for his wife. But then Shah Jahan came to Delhi and he built a second Lal Qila (Red Fort) here too.

Lal Qila (Red Fort), Delhi
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Lal Qila (Red Fort), Delhi

The Lal Qila (Red Fort) is located in the Shahjahana Baad of Delhi. Today Shahjahan Baad is known as Old Delhi. The Lal Qila (Red Fort) is located opposite Chandni Chowk in Delhi. Chandni Chowk is the largest market in Delhi as well as north India. Here you can buy all kinds of things.

The real name of the Lal Qila (Red Fort) is Qila-E-Mubarak. But as this fort is made of red stone, hence it is called Lal Qila (Red Fort). This Lal Qila (Red Fort) is spread over an area of 1.42 kilometres. Every year on 15 August, the Prime Minister waved the flag at this Lal Qila (Red Fort).

This fort has two entry doors, the first entry door is named Lahori Darwaza which is always open for tourists. And the second door is named Delhi Darwaza which opens only for VIPs. Like the Prime Minister and or any big celebrity.

What is inside of Lal Qila (Red Fort)?

As you go inside the Lal Qila (Red Fort), you will visit a famous market in Delhi called the Meena Bazaar. In this market, you can buy everything related to the Lal Qila (Red Fort). You will get excellent carvings all over the place in this Lal Qila (Red Fort), which is very popular.

Let me tell you that this fort is very old, so here, construction keeps working continuously in many places. After the Mughal empire, when the British came here, they also built many buildings in this Lal Qila (Red Fort). This building is white-coloured. After the British people, the Indian Army started living in these white buildings. And then now it has become the office of the caretakers of the Lal Qila (Red Fort).

Inside of Lal Qila (Red Fort), Delhi
Inside of Lal Qila (Red Fort), Delhi

In the Lal Qila (Red Fort), you will see closed rooms and basements. Which were used by Shah Jahan to keep prisoners. People are not allowed to go here as this room and basement have become very old. The high walls around the Lal Qila (Red Fort) were built to avoid the enemy so that the enemy could not enter the fort easily. Let you know what is inside Lal Qila (Red Fort).


Shah Jahan used this Diwan-E-Aam to attend the meetings in which the emperor discussed justice, injustice, requirements, and suffering in his city. Inside the Diwan-e-Aam you will see a marble throne. Shah Jahan used this throne to judge his decisions by sitting on this throne.

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There is also a swimming pool just behind the Diwan-e-Aam in which the emperor and his wives used to bathe. No one was allowed to come around this pool. In his pool, they were using water from the Yamuna River.


Yamuna River used to flow near the Lal Qila (Red Fort) at that time. Today the river has shipped 1 kilometre away from the fort. The water of the Yamuna River was earlier brought to the canal. Which was used in the tunnels below the fort, which kept the Lal Qila (Red Fort) cold.

Rang Mahal Lal Qila (Red Fort), Delhi
Rang Mahal Lal Qila (Red Fort), Delhi

Rang Mahal

In the rang mahal used to be a dance song for Shah Jahan's entertainment. Those days all the entertainment programs that used to be held were in this Rang Mahal. There is also a cellar under this Rang Mahal in which no one is allowed to go.

Diwan-E-Khas Lal Qila (Red Fort), Delhi
Diwan-E-Khas Lal Qila (Red Fort), Delhi


In this Diwan-E-Khas, Shah used to do political work wearing the crown of Kohinoor diamond. Only ministers were allowed to come here. Secret work and new strategies were also discussed here.

Along with this, there is also a personal living room, dining room, and weapons room. There is also a Museum inside the Lal Qila (Red Fort), in which you can see all kinds of things related to the history of the Mughal Empire. You'll see Mughal's clothes, utensils, weapons, paintings, and gems in this museum.

Museum Qila (Red Fort), Delhi
Museum Qila (Red Fort), Delhi

Lal Qila (Red Fort) Timings

The Lal Qila (Red Fort) opening time is from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm every day except Monday. You should come early in the morning to enjoy Lal Qila (Red Fort) for a long time. So you can come at any time except Monday. Apart from this, you should come to visit in the winter season for your comfort. You also can book tickets online.

Lal Qila (Red Fort) Ticket Price 2022

Ticket Price
Indian ₹35
Foreigner ₹500
Below 4 Years Free

How to Reach Lal Qila (Red Fort)?

  • Nearest Bus Stop - Lal Quila is the nearest bus stop to Lal Qila (Red Fort). It is just 1 km of distance.
  • Nearest Metro Station - Lal Quila is the nearest metro station to Lal Qila (Red Fort). It is just 1 km of distance
  • Nearest Railway Station - Old Delhi is the nearest railway station to Lal Qila (Red Fort). It is just 5.9 km of distance.
  • Nearest Airport - IGI airport is the nearest airport to Lal Qila (Red Fort). It is 20.4 km of distance.


Q. Are the mobiles and cameras allowed in Lal Qila (Red Fort)?
Yes, mobiles and cameras are allowed in Lal Qila (Red Fort). You can take photos and videos easily without any permission.

Q. How many Lal Qila (Red Fort)s are there in India?
There are TWO Lal Qila (Red Fort)s in India. The first Lal Qila (Red Fort) is in Delhi, and the second one is in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

Q. Are bags allowed in Lal Qila (Red Fort)?
Yes, But not heavy or big bags. You can carry small handbags in Lal Qila (Red Fort).

Q. Is food allowed in Lal Qila (Red Fort)?
Yes, You can take eatable and drinkable items into Lal Qila (Red Fort).

Q. Who is the owner of Lal Qila (Red Fort)?
Today, Dalmia Bharat Group is the real owner of the Lal Qila (Red Fort). In 2018 Dalmia Bharat Group was adopted for maintenance and development. This scheme (Adopt A Heritage) is for 5 years.