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Delhi Travel Guide

The city of Delhi has two contrasting faces. The older part of Delhi Called as the Old Delhi is the congested part of Delhi with small lanes, old havelis and is the business centre of the city. It is also the part which has monuments like Jama Masjid, Old Fort. In contrast the relatively newer part, also called as New Delhi presents with wide roads lined with trees, posh markets and malls. It was built by the Bristish architect Edward Lutyens in 1912 as the new capital of the British Raj.

Delhi Facts

Area: 1,484 sq km
Latitudinal parallel: 28.61oN
Longitudinal meridian: 77.23oE
Altitude: 293 m above sea level
Population: 16,750,000
Desirable Clothes: Woollen for winters and light cotton for summers
Rainfall: 714 mm
Monsoon: July to mid-September
Season: Extreme climate with very hot summer and very cold winter
Best time to visit: October to March
STD Code: 011
Languages: Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi
Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christian

Travel Tips

Visa
Citizens of all countries require a valid passport and an appropriate visa. Visa must be obtained abroad from an Indian Mission.


Health Regulation
India does not require immunization against small pox or cholera.


Customs
Visitors are generally required to make a verbal identification of their baggage and declare foreign currency in excess of $10,000.

Climate
Usually range from 5 to 40 °C (41.0 to 104.0 °F), with the lowest and highest temperatures ever recorded being −6.7 and 45.3 °C (19.9 and 113.5 °F) respectively. The highest temperature recorded in July was 45 °C (113 °F) in 1931. For an update of delhi weather,please visit http://in.weather.com/weather/10day/New+Delhi+India+INXX0096

Currency
India's currency unit is the rupee ( ), divided into 100 paisa (p). For the latest exchange rates, please click www.xoxo.com

Electricity
In India electricity supply is at 220 V, 50 Hz. Round pins (2 or 3) can fit in the power sockets. Adapters are generally available at all hotels.

Time Zone
India is 5.5 hours ahead of GMT, 4.5 hours behind Australian Eastern Time, and 10.5 hours ahead of American Eastern Standard Time.

Delhi Transport

Metro Rail
Delhi boasts of one of the best metros in the world. It is the quickest, cheapest and cleanest mode of travel. For more information on metro route, please click http://www.delhimetrorail.com/route-map.aspx


City Bus
Delhi Transport Corporation has the World's largest fleet of public transport running on environment friendly clean CNG fuel.


Radio Cabs
Some of the common cabs services and their contact numbers are

  • Delhi Cab: 91-11-44333222
  • Easy Cab: 91-11-43434343
  • Quick Cabs: 91-11-45333333
  • Meru Cabs: 91-11-44224422
  • Mega cab: 91-11-41414141

There is a prepaid taxi counter at the international airport also.

Auto Rickshaw
They are cheaper than taxis and are popular in Delhi

Emergency Helpline numbers

  • 100 Police
  • 101 Fire Service
  • 102 Ambulance service

Local attractions in Delhi


Akshardham
Temple

Azad Hind Gram

Bahai Temple

Birla Mandir

Dilli Haat

Garden of
Five Senses

Humayun's Tomb

India Gate

Jama Masjid

Jantar Mantar

Lodi Tomb

Parliament House

Purana Quila

Qutab Minar

Safdarjang Tomb

Red Fort

Guru Tegh Bahadur

City Tours: For available packages of city tour via bus/car please visit
http://delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/tour_packages/city_sight.jsp

Hop In Hop Out Bus service (HOHO ) This is another very unique and interesting way of touring delhi. These are special buses which move alonga fixrd route covering major city attractions with a unique facility to tourists to board and get down at any of the fixed points in any bus. For more details, please visit
http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/transport/hoho.jsp

Museums in Delhi
http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/entertainment/museum_in_delhi.jsp

Parks
http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/entertainment/parks_delhi.jsp



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