Lockdown just got over and we celebrated by visiting Red Fort of Delhi by car. Being in Gurgaon and living near the capital city, it’s a must for us and anyone to make a visit to historic places like Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, etc. One of the most famous historic marvels is the famous Red Fort of India.
Build-in the 16th century and constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Red Fort is now a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and you can’t miss it if you’re in Delhi. We kept it on top of our priority list and started our trip in the morning hours. Our trip started at around 7:30 am from Gurgaon and it took us an hour to reach the destination.
Red Fort of Delhi – Must Know
- Red Fort Parking
- Red Fort Tickets
- Red Fort Timings
- Inside Red Fort of Delhi
1. Red Fort Parking:
If you’re visiting the place in your own vehicle or hired transport, you may want to check the parking space available near the Red Fort. To our surprise, there’s an ample parking space near Red Fort. We believe the capacity to be around 450+ vehicles at a nominal charge of Rs 40 for 4 hours and then additional Rs 20 for the extra number of hours which is quite low compared to parking charges inside the mall. In order to visit Red Fort of Delhi, you have to take an e-Riksha which is 5 minutes ride at Rs 20 per person.
2. Red Fort Tickets:
After the lockdown, tickets can be purchased online on the spot just by scanning the QR code. For an Indian customer, the ticket price is Rs 58 per person, and it’s on the higher side for visitors outside India.
This price includes the visit to the Red Fort Museum and if you wish to stick to Red Fort, the ticket price drops down to Rs 35 per person. Please remember that the ticket price is subjected to change as per GOI guidelines.
Watch the complete tour inside Red Fort of Delhi –
3. Red Fort Timings:
Red Fort is open to visitors from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Mondays are off for weekly maintenance. Make sure to keep the timings and day in mind before making a visit to the place. Remember the time duration may change depending upon the season since we have got an early entry to Red Fort in the winter season before 9:30 am. The premises may be closed on special occasions like Republic day i.e 26th January and on Independence day i.e 15th August. Make sure to check the calendar before visiting the Fort.
4. Inside Red Fort of Delhi:
To spill some beans here, Red Fort of Delhi does look glamorous from the outside however, its equally shallower on the inside. We’re actually very disappointed when we ventured inside the Fort. There are small shops but no food joints. The best highlights inside the Red Fort of Delhi are –
- Canal of Paradise
- Rang Mahal
- Khas Mahal
- Moti Masjid
A lot of area inside the Fort is under construction. There’re a couple of museums inside the Red Fort of Delhi. However, we firmly suggest avoiding them, you will not miss out on anything if you ignored the museums.
That completes our visit to Red fort of Delhi. Post the visit, we went to 32 Milestone Gurgaon and Ambience mall Gurgaon followed by our trip from Delhi to Jaipur. We hope you enjoyed our post. Remember to check out our vlogs and do remember to subscribe to our weekly newsletter.
Nikkil Visha is a content writer at Katoch Tubes. She loves educating the readers by sharing her professional knowledge coupled with personal life experiences.