Delhi Travel Guide
Travel Guide to Delhi
When in Delhi, don’t forget to:
Buy a Tourist Travel Card on the Delhi Metro for one day or three days of unlimited travel. This is the quickest and easiest way of commuting in the city. The Metro has convenient stops near most major tourist attractions in this sprawling city.
Visit the Red Fort in the heart of Old Delhi, the lasting symbol of the might of the Mughal Emperors. Stay on for the fabulous Sound and Light Show that takes you back centuries into the city’s history every evening (timings vary by season).
Hug the pillar at the Qutub Minar. This 12th-century red sandstone tower is one of Delhi’s most recognisable landmarks. At 73m tall, it stands five storeys high. The Qutub complex contains a mosque with an iron pillar in its courtyard. And an urban legend has it that if you are able to make your hands meet around the pillar, with your back to it, your wish will be fulfilled.
Shop at Dilli Haat. This open-air market has stalls selling handicrafts, textiles and souvenirs from all over India. Also worth visiting is the Food Plaza to sample specialty regional cuisine from several Indian states.
Walk through Delhi’s past with INTACH, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage and uncover trivia about the hidden layers of old Delhi.
Capital city specifics: New Delhi
Population: 1,184,639,000 approx.
Languages: Hindi, English, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Punjab and other regional Indian Languages
Electricity: 230V/50Hz (British plug)
Duty free allowance: 2 bottles of alcoholic liquor (1 litre each) , 200 Cigarettes, Small quantity of perfume (¼ litre cologne)
Indira Gandhi Intl
Timezone (GMT):GMT +5.5
Average temp (celsius):29 deg celcius
Distance to town (km):18km
Coach/Taxi fare:INR 50 / INR 250 approx.