Travel to India to See The Red Fort

The iconic Red Fort in Delhi is one of the country’s most popular attractions. The massive complex was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1648 and required just under nine years before completion. The location served as home to India’s royal for nearly 200 years. The fort is octagonal in design and quickly became famous for the structure’s ornamentation, gardens and water channel. The Lahori gate serves as the main entrance, which is bordered by the Chatta Chowk bazaar. Guided tours are available.  
 
What to See  
Upon entering the fort, guests encounter the Naubat Khana or Drum House. Musicians entertained royals here on special occasions. The structure has since been converted into the War Memorial Museum with exhibits that include weapons dating back to the Mughal era. The stunning array of buildings includes the Mumtaz Mahal that was once the palace of the Shah’s wife before becoming an archaeological museum. Additional museums include the Drishyakala, which exhibits hundreds of historical artworks. Touring the palaces provides a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle back in the day.  
 
When to Visit 
The best time of year to visit India and the Red Fort is between the months of November to February. In this way, the weather is not too hot and guests avoid the rainy season. The fort is open every day except Mondays from 6:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. In the evenings, the staff presents a special multimedia show to further provide the fort’s history. Visitors are allowed to take small bags into the complex. But, all items are inspected by security first. The lines are separated for man and women. Thus, groups must decide where to meet to prevent losing each other in the crowd. Visitors must exercise caution, as the site is known to attract pickpockets.