Red Fort stroll, Serene afternoon
- This is the best time to enjoy a stroll through the Red Fort, as it is averagely crowded. From autumn to spring, the weather is pleasant and suitable.
- Exploring the whole fort takes about 45 minutes with a human/audio guide and the rest of 45 minutes by yourself(through the museums and palaces)
What’s it About?
The Red Fort was the last throne of the Mughals, built by Emperor Shahjahan in the 17th Century along the banks of river Yamuna. It’s spread over 250 acres with palaces, courts, halls and gardens inside. It is a well preserved fort, which has also been under the Army for a long time.
How to Get There?
By car: Get off in the Red Fort Parking and walk towards Lahori Gate.
By Metro: Deboard at Chandni Chowk Metro Station on the Yellow Line. Take exit 5 and take a rickshaw to Red Fort(Lahori Gate).
You can get the tickets and human/audio guides from the ticket counter.
I have the Tickets. Now What?
Proceed inside(after getting frisked and scanned).
If you have taken a guide(suggested), then it would be very directive and easy for you to understand the history and landmarks of the whole fort. The best part would be the stories that they will weave for you. Go to the museums at the end, when you have plenty of time.
If you haven’t taken any guide, proceed inside, and go about exploring the fort reading the stone information plaques.
- The Diwan-i-aam and Diwan-i-khaas, courts of public and private audiences with massive thrones and intricate halls.
- The Savon and Bhadon palaces which are dedicated to the seasons. Gardens and walkways.
- There are also three museums inside the Fort complex, that you can give time to.