Let’s continue our dil walo ki dilli exploration! In our last post we talked about the history of one of the most important heritage of Delhi “The Red Fort”. Now, we will proceed to the most important section that is….
HOW TO REACH RED FORT
Nearest Metro Stations to the Red Fort
- Chandni Chowk Metro Station-1.5 Kilometres from the Red fort
- Yellow line
2.Rama Krishna Ashram Marg Metro Station
- 5 Kilometers from The Red Fort
- Blue line
3.Welcome Metro Station
- 6.5 Kilometers from The Red Fort
- Red line
4.GTB Nagar Metro Station
- 7.8.Kilometres from The Redfort
- Yellow line
5.Kirti Nagar Metro Station
- 11.1 Kilometers from The Red Fort
- Blue Line
6.Vaishali Metro Station
- 14.2 Kilometers from The Red Fort
- Blue line
So, peeps! As you can figure out from the the nearest metro station to the Red Fort is the Chandani Chowk Metro Station. It is about 1.5 km away from the Red Fort, so just a walking distance of about 20 minutes. The other metro stations are located far from the Red Fort. There’s the Rama Krishna Ashram Marg Metro Station, which is about 5 kilometers away from the Red Fort. It can take you an hour or so just to reach the attraction by walking from this station. These two metro stations are your only best choices, the other metro stations are located far from this monument and would require a taxi ride to reach there. The former two can either be walked or you can ride an auto rickshaw from them to the Red Fort.
CHANDNI CHOWK METRO DIRECTION AND FARE
If you’re coming from New Delhi, fare is minimal, INR 10 only and it takes 5 min. to reach Red Fort. If however, you’re coming from a different line, like the Blue Line of Anand Vihar, you just need to switch line at Rajiv Chowk into the Yellow Line. From there, ride a train going to the Chandni Chowk Metro Station. Fare would be around Rs. 18 and travel time would be around 30 minutes.
The Chandni Chowk Metro Station has different gates. Its two main gates are for the Old Delhi Railway Station and for the Chandni Chowk, of course. So you need to access the latter gate, also known as the Sis Ganj Gurudwara Gate or Favvara Gate, located on the way towards Chandni Chowk. From this gate, you can walk further to reach the Red Fort or take an auto rickshaw to take you there.
Sightseeing bus tours are organized by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) from Scindia House on all days. Among other places, these buses also take tourists to the Red Fort. The fare is approximately INR 200 for adults and INR 100 for children. You can also choose to take the Hop On Hop Off Services that offer various sightseeing packages. Package rates are between INR 300 and 500 depending on the route that you choose. Other bus routes / numbers that can take you to the Red Fort from the Delhi Railway Station are 409, 419, 425, 429, 436,446, 461 and 502. Bus numbers 951, 164,726 and 951 operate from the Pahargunj side of the Railway Station to the Red Fort.
Radio cabs that can be called in on phone are reliable and convenient.
For Citizens of India and SAARC and BIMSTEC nations (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives, Afghanistan, Thailand and Myanmar) – INR 10
Visitors from other COUNTRIES – INR 250
Children below the age of 15 years – Free of cost
Video filming – INR 25
Sound and Light Show (Tuesday to Sunday) – INR 80 for adults INR 30 for children
So,this was the whole information about reaching the Red fort. We will discuss about some important tips which you must keep in mind while visiting this place. You can mail us your queries to our email id firstname.lastname@example.org you can also contact us on our instagram page wanderwolves.in 😊We are always there to help you. If you think we miss any point do let us know, we’ll be happy to include it 😊
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