It is very important for one to know how to reach the tourist place, especially if the person is not from that city.
One of the best places to reach Red Fort is by using the metro. The nearest
metro station is Chowri bazar. Chandni Chowk metro station is also quite
Once you reach one of these stations, you can hire an auto or
taxi and reach Lal Qila. Tour operators can guide you and reflect
on Delhi's rich cultural heritage to give you a little information on
the cultural history of this capital city.
Eating and drinking at these metro stations is not allowed. Also,
smoking, carrying inflammable materials, hazardous chemicals or animals
is restricted. AFC (Automatic Fare Collection) gates detect passengers
while they walk through.
You have to show your card or token at the gate
while standing at the yellow line marked close to the gate. At the
platform, remember to let passengers exit first and then board the
train. Do not block the train doors while alighting from the train. The
huge red walls you see stretch on the east and west sides and extend to
around 2 kms. The height of these walls varies from 60 ft. on the river
side to 110 ft. towards the city. Lal Qila has almost 2.5 kms. perimeter with tallest structure of 33 mts.
Unlike other Mughal forts, the layout of boundary walls of Lal Qila is asymmetrical. A giant wall encloses the fort complex with two main entrances: one at the Lahore gate and another at Delhi gate.
Lahore gate is actually the chief entrance point and leads to Chatta
Chowk or the Meena bazaar where skilled weavers, jewellers and carpet
makers showcased their products to ladies living in the palace. Well,
now you can look forward to lovely gardens, mosques, Hammams (''royal
bathing place''), public halls and architectural extravaganza as you go
further inside the fort!
You will get to view Naqqar Khana, Diwan-i-Aam,
Diwan-i-Khas, Hayat Bakhsh bagh, Rang Mahal, Nahr-i-Bihisht,
Tasbih-Khana, Hammam, Muthamman Burj, Mumtaz Mahal, Khas Mahal, Moti
Masjid, Hayat Bakhsh garden and pavilions.
Railway Stations near Red Fort
Old Delhi Railway Station (Station Code DLI)
is located near Chandni Chowk and is also known as Delhi Railway
Station. It is very near to Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chawri Bazar. All
major trains such as Samjhauta Express, Pink City Express and Mussorie
Express start from here. Cannaught Place is only seven kms. from this
New Delhi Railway Station (Station Code NDLS)
This is one of the largest stations in India catering to around 300 trains from 18 platforms. It functions under Northern Railways and
is the main railway station of Delhi. ISBT is close by with Connaught
Place only 2 kms.