Delhi: Red fort reopens for visitors amid 'Delhi Chalo'

Attention history enthusiasts and travel junkies! The wait is finally over! The iconic Red Fort in Delhi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of India's rich past has reopened its doors to visitors after a brief closure.

Remember that unfortunate week in February when the fort was temporarily shut due to security concerns? Well, those concerns have been addressed, and you can now step back in time and explore the grandeur of this magnificent Mughal marvel.

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A Glimpse into the Recent Closure:

Red Fort, DelhiThe recent closure was a precautionary measure taken in light of the ongoing farmers' protest. While the situation remains dynamic, the authorities have deemed it safe to resume public access to the fort.

Here's a breakdown of the reasons:

  • Precautionary measure: Authorities felt it was necessary to close the fort as a precaution due to the large-scale protest and potential security risks.

  • Heightened security: The closure coincided with a massive deployment of police and paramilitary forces in central Delhi to maintain order during the protest.

  • Similar incident in 2021: The decision might have been influenced by the storming of the Red Fort by farmers in January 2021 during protests against agricultural laws.

While the situation remains tense the Red Fort has been reopened and the farmer leaders have asked the protesters to maintain calm at the borders.

Important Note: While the Red Fort is back in business, keep in mind that it's closed to visitors every Monday.

Planning Your Red Fort Visit:

  • Opening hours: The Red Fort is typically open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, except for Mondays.

  • Entry fees: There are nominal entry fees for both Indian and foreign visitors.

  • Getting there: The Red Fort is located in Old Delhi and is easily accessible by metro, bus, or taxi.

  • What to see: Explore the fort's sprawling courtyards, magnificent halls, and intricate carvings, each whispering tales of a bygone era. Don't miss the iconic Diwan-e- عام (Hall of Public Audience), the Rang Mahal (Palace of Colors), and the breathtaking view of the Yamuna River from the ramparts.

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So, pack your bags, dust off your camera, and get ready to be transported back in time to the magnificent Red Fort! Remember, responsible tourism is key, so respect the monument and its heritage while you're there.

Happy exploring!

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