Masterwork multi-level complex to provide a culturally rich and immersive experience to visitors
New Delhi, 25 August 2022: Red Fort’s Monument Mitra – Dalmia Bharat Ltd. – takes pride in announcing the opening of a world-class visitor centre at the Red Fort. The multistoried centre, which is now open to public, has been designed and curated to showcase the rich heritage of this Mughal-era fort.
Visitors can now discover Incredible India’s glorious history through mesmeric key attractions including immersive experiences and unique exhibitions at this transcendent centre. The Red Fort Centre is housed in a historic 19th– century British barrack (at Red Fort) that has been conserved by Red Fort’s Monument Mitra, Dalmia Bharat.
Commenting on the inauguration of the national attraction in the capital, Mr. Puneet Dalmia, Managing Director, Dalmia Bharat Limited, said, “We welcome our fellow citizens and guests from across the world to visit and experience Delhi’s old-world charm through the best-in-class Red Fort Centre. It aims to provide a first-hand understanding of how the transformation and history of Delhi and the majestic monument’s grand opulence have left a mark. We are hopeful that our nation-building efforts will lead to greater awareness about our country’s rich heritage and we also look forward to giving back to the community through multiple facets including employment generation that this endeavour is creating.”
Red Fort Centre is divided into two floors. The ground floor features attractions such as a unique, 10-minute 360º immersive viewing experience with wall, ceiling and floor projections and an augmented reality photography room for visitors. Tourists can also visit the Souvenir Shop run by Luv Indiya Concepts and the Snack Point run by Café Delhi Heights with a specially curated menu.
The first floor houses the Interpretation Centre which is divided into the following sections:
- Safar: An introduction to Delhi before the establishment of Red Fort and Shahjahanabad
- Zindagi: The magnificent architecture, royal traditions, and luxurious living in the fort
- Tareekh: Defining moments in India’s history with Red Fort as the fulcrum
- Hum Ek Hain: Positioning Red Fort as the Fort of India and India’s unity in diversity. This section houses the Harmony Installation, the Unity Room & the Pledge for India
The Red Fort Visitor Centre is open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays (Red Fort is shut for the public on Mondays). A nominal ticket of Rs. 100 each will be charged for the first floor Interpretation Centre, the 360-degree Show and the AR Photography per visitor. The Snack Point and Souvenir Shop costs will be as per menu/price list.
Please note: On arrival to visit the Red Fort Centre, all tourists, volunteers, and family members are expected to follow the rules as applicable from the state government guidelines regarding quarantine and safety regulations.
About Monument Mitra – Dalmia Bharat Limited
Dalmia Bharat Limited has been selected as a ‘Monument Mitra’ to adopt and develop tourist amenities at the nation’s iconic 17th-century heritage site, Red Fort by the Ministry of Tourism in close collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). As part of the government’s “Adopt a Heritage Project,” the company has been given the responsibility to provide excellent tourist facilities at Red Fort to make the monument tourist-friendly and enhance its tourist potential and cultural importance in a planned and phased manner. Dalmia Bharat will also look after the operations and maintenance of amenities it has introduced or is taking care of for five years subject to review at any time. The project, which was launched by the Hon’ble President of India on 27th Sept, 2017 on the occasion of World Tourism Day, will see Monument Mitra – Dalmia Bharat, focus on active industry participation to ensure a sustainable model formulation for the Red Fort and developed a world-class tourist facilitation-cum-interpretation center, Souvenir shop, Snack Point, ease of access for tourists, signage, cleanliness, providing basic amenities that include drinking water and public convenience etc.
Website – https://eventsatredfort.org/
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