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Light and Sound show at Red Fort Delhi

Mostly all the tours in India start with Delhi that is the capital of India and holds all the history in its ancient buildings at the same time maintaining harmony with the modern way of living and technological development of present as well.

The iconic Red Fort is massive monument of red sandstone situated at the heart of Delhi and boasts of Mughal extravagance. This centuries old structure is an epitome of architectural splendor and reminds of one of the most powerful ruling dynasties in the world. The structure of Red Fort is huge and very strongly built.

The Red Fort is constructed in beautiful combination of red and white and contains the Lahori Gate, Delhi Gate, Chatta Chowk, Naubat Khana, Diwan-i-am, Diwan-i-khas, Mumtaz Mahal, Rang Mahal and Khas Mahal which will take you back in time.

Designated as the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Red Fort holds great importance in Indian history and also contemporary world. Every year on 15th of August which is the Independence Day of India, the Prime Minister hoists the Indian flag at the main gate of the fort and delivers a speech from its ramparts.


The Red Fort was constructed around the years of 1638-1648 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. This enormous fort was referred by the ruler as ‘Qila-i-Mubarak’ which means blessed fort. It is constructed in such manner that it stands adjacent to the older Salimgarh Fort.

Red Fort was originally constructed as a palace of its new city Shahjahanabad. Showcasing high level of art work, the fort is a beautiful example of fusion of Persian, Indian and European art which resulted in the development of a unique Shahjahani style. The architect of the Red Fort is said to be Ustad Ahmad Lahauri which is also credited with the construction of the fabulous Taj Mahal.

About the light and sound show
The light and sound show held the Red Fort is quite popular amongst the tourists. This one hour program involves dictating the history of Delhi and also the Red Fort through light and sound effects. The story of the fort from the scratch to the present form is depicted in the show. Through an audio of voice of Indian History, it is explained how emperor Shahjahan chose the site for the Red fort and how he got it constructed for his daughter.

The show explains the eternal love of Shah Jahan for the city and how they lost it to the East India Company. The show also depicts the involvement of the monument in the freedom struggle and its importance all through the years. The light and sound show throws enough light on the Indian history and culture which makes it a must watch for foreign tourists.

The Show Timings-

  • September to October: 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm (English), 7 pm to 8 pm (Hindi)
  • November to January: 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm (English), 6 pm to 7 pm (Hindi)
  • February to April: 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm (English), 7 pm to 8 pm (Hindi)
  • May to August: 9 pm to 10 pm (English), 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm (Hindi)

Important information-The show does not take place on Mondays.

  • Entry to the Red Fort light and sound show:
  • On weekdays: Adults – Rs 60, Children- Rs 20 (3-12 years)
  • On weekends: Adults – Rs 80, Children- Rs 30 (3- 12 years)
  • Important Information: Ticket prices are same for both English and Hindi shows.

While in Delhi, make a point to attend this enlightening Light and Sound Show as to get a brief on the India’s culture and history.

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