Delhi is the traditional and present capital of India. Delhi stands in a triangle formed by the river Yamuna in the east and spurs from the Aravali range in the west and south. Delhi is not only the largest commercial centre in Northern India, but also the largest centre of small industries. Delhi has two faces known as old Delhi and New Delhi. For map visit www.google.co.in/maps/preview#!q=Delhi&data
Best time to visit: October to March
Attractions: Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Firozshaw Kotla, Quatab Minar, Rajghat, India Gate, Purana Qila, Lotus Temple, Teen Murty Marg, National Museum, Jantar Mantar, Dilli Haat, Rashtrapathi Bhavan and Parliament House
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 at New Delhi. Domestic Airport connects Delhi to the major cities in India. Visit www.newdelhiairport.in
By Rail: The railway network connects Delhi to the all major and, nearly, all the minor destinations in India. The three important railway stations of Delhi are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. For booking and enquiries visit http://www.indianrail.gov.in
By Road: Delhi is well connected, by a network of roads and national highways, with all the major cities in India. The three major bus stands in Delhi are Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan Bus Terminus and Anand Vihar Bus Terminus. Both the government and private transport providers provide frequent bus services. One can also get government as well as private taxis here.
Accommodation: Many hotels and guest houses are in Delhi with comfortable rooms to suit your budget.
Service of pre-paid taxis (A/C and non A/C) is available in air ports and railway stations. Don’t hand over cash receipt received for pre- payment to taxi driver before reaching the place.
Before booking hotels ensure facilities and you should know the check in/check out time. Remember some hotels management is not honest.
Delhi metro rail net work is very useful for tourists. Experience the same maximum in journey within the city.
For city sightseeing, use flexible HOHO (Hop-On/Hop-Off) a/c buses operating by the DTDC (Delhi Tourism Development Corporation).( These tours are conducted in specially designed buses which move continuously along a route, allowing tourists to board or alight at any of the pickup/drop off points. The route of these buses covers monuments, museums, galleries, gardens, shopping malls, hotels and bazaars)
Agra, the city of TAJ MAHAL is only 165Kms away from Delhi. So don’t miss it. DTDC conducts trips to Agra on every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Though the private tour operators conducts trips on every day, DTDC trips are better.
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