The Red Fort or Lal Quila is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Old Delhi, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The fort is also the site from which the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on 15 August, the day India achieved independence from the British. It also happens to be the largest monument in Old Delhi.
The entrance through the Lahore Gate leads to a retail mall with jewellery and crafts stores. There is a museum of “blood paintings” depicting young Indian martyrs of the 20th century along with the story of their martyrdom. There is also an archaeological museum and an Indian war memorial museum.
How to Reach
By Air: Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights, to all the major cities within and outside India. Almost all the major airlines have their flights operating from Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi.
By Rail: Delhi is the nucleus of the network of Indian Railways network with trains linking to all parts of the country. The two chief railway stations are New Delhi and Old Delhi.
By Road: Buses from all the most important places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are obtainable to reach Delhi. Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) operates unique services from railway stations to different parts of the city.