About Delhi

On the west bank of Yamuna River lies the heart of India, the national capital Delhi. Steeped in history and overflowing with modern life, Delhi pulsates with the rhythms of humanity like few other cities on Earth. Boasting a population of about 18 million, Delhi contains an overwhelming amount of history, culture, life, food, and holy places. With an increasing number of eateries, Delhi can rightly be called the food capital of India too! If you visit Delhi, your main goal should be to try the best eateries in the city and to visit as many monuments as you can! From Chandni Chowk to Greater Kailash, this city is a combination of some of the best spots to try various cuisines and explore beautiful places.

Delhi has been inhabited since the 6th Century BC. Throughout history, it can be seen that Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, mostly during the medieval period. This rich history has allowed Delhi to showcase some of the best historic masterpieces of architecture and art. Being the capital of India, many people came to Delhi and settled, giving the city a multicultural environment to cherish. This diversity makes Delhi lively and colorful. 

Delhi is also a photographer's delight with a number of beautiful markets and monuments. The city has some of the best of painters, musicians, and dancers to offer. People of Delhi are among the most hospitable ones; very helpful and cheerful. Delhi's inhabitants are always smiling and eager to help. If you want a rich experience of diversity, culture, history, cuisine, and art, then you should visit India's heart! Delhi awaits you with open arms.

Public Transport System

Buses, auto-rickshaws, metro, train, cycle-rickshaws, walking

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: low. Efficiency: medium

Mode & Cost of Transports

DELHI METRO LINK
Runs through every metro station at an interval of 5 minutes. The fair for 5 to 12 km is 20 Rs. The fare for 12 to 21 km is 30 Rs.

BUSES
The bus fare is 5 Rs 5 for adults and 3 Rs for children 2 to 12 years (this is for travel distances up to 4 kilometers). Travel distances from 4 to 10 kilometers is a fare of 100 Rs for adult and 5 Rs for children. Travel distances above 10 kilometers is a fare of 15 Rs for adult and 8 Rs for children.

Auto-Rickshaws
Auto-Rickshaw fares are per Government rules as follows:
- 19 Rs for the first kilometer, and thereafter 6.50 Rs per kilometer (subject to change).
- Waiting Charges are applicable at 25.00 Rs per hour.
- Luggage is charged an additional 5 Rs per bag (excluding shopping bags or small attaché cases and handbags).

BICYCLE RICKSHAWS
Bicycle rickshaws are also available around Delhi that commute only within specific zones and are one of the cheapest modes of transport. Bicycle rickshaws charge a fare of 15 Rs per stop.

TAXIS
The Black-Yellow Top Taxi charges are as follows:
- 15 Rs for the first kilometer, and thereafter 8.50 Rs per kilometre (subject to change).
- Waiting charges are applicable at 25 Rs per hour.
- Luggage is charged an additional 10 Rs per bag (excluding shopping bags or small attaché cases and handbags).

ENFIELD BULLET MOTORBIKES
Rent for one day is 500 Rs.

Local Trains
For local commuting charges are 10 Rs per km and 30 Rs for 10 kms.  Trains are available according to scheduled.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.20
Cup of Coffee USD 1.67
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.65
Rice/Kg USD 0.77
White Bread USD 0.37
Eggs (12) USD 0.90
Combo Meal USD 2.98
Fine Dining USD 4.07
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.46
Domestic Beer USD 1.36
Imported Beer USD 2.17
Bottle of Wine USD 9.50
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 4.07
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.16
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.34
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 217.03

Do’s:

  • You should get all your bookings like hotel, travel, etc. done in advance, before coming to Delhi. 
  • Keep your purses and wallets in a secure place, especially while moving around in crowded places or on public transport.
  • Keep a small amount of cash in your wallet: if it gets pinched or lost, you won’t lose very much.
  • The best people to consult, if possible, are the policeman standing at the road intersections. 
  • Contact the Police in an Emergency or when lost.
  • It is advisable to be a little conversant in Hindi. Try to carry a phrase book or phrase list with you at all times.
  • Delhi offers some very delicious local cuisines by the roadside; however, before eating at such places, make sure that the surrounding area is clean and hygienic.
  • Always carry mosquito repellents with you, especially in the summer season.
  • If you are visiting in summer, drink lots of fluids as you are going to sweat.
  • To prevent sunburn and heat stroke in the summer, apply sunscreen and wear caps or hats.
  • If you are visiting in winter, carry lots of woolen clothing with you. 
  • Dress conservatively while visiting religious places in Delhi and the areas of Old Delhi.
  • Comfortable shoes and sandals will prove to be very helpful, especially if you are thinking of visiting the numerous monuments in the city or plan to do a lot of shopping.
  • In Delhi, you are required to go barefoot to most of the religious places. So, if you are concerned about getting your feet dirty, don’t forget to wear socks.
  • Hire a car and driver for the day. It is a surprisingly affordable way to see a lot of the city without spending too much energy.
  • Note that many restaurants in India are vegetarian.
  • Check out new Bollywood movies.
  • Always keep a track of time and GPS whenever traveling in an auto or cab, to avoid getting charged higher.
  • It is also advised to keep your passport, identification papers and other important documents in a place other than your purse (such as a hotel safe).
  • Do always stand on the left side of escalators (the right side is for walking)

Don’ts:

  • Never drink water from roadside vendors or in restaurants. Insist on bottled water and make sure the seal of the bottle is not tampered with and is intact.
  • Don’t smoke in a no smoking zone (i.e. in public places).
  • Don’t carry firearms.
  • Don’t indulge in too much PDA as India is a conservative county.

Night Life

Delhi's nightlife is one of the most colorful and vibrant features of Delhi. With the passage of time, Delhi has embraced the night culture and offers a number of opportunities to have fun. The night is always young in the city of Delhi with a number of night clubs, discos, bars, and places like the Hauz Khas Village. The Hauz Khas village is one of the best hang-out spots for the people of Delhi as well as tourists. It offers a number of bars, clubs, and eateries where you can enjoy the night. Apart from this, the NCR region, Gurugram, and Noida also have a very rich nightlife. One of the major reasons for this is the rise of the MNC culture. A number of amazing bars, restaurants, and clubs are offered by the NCR region where one can dance the night away! Delhi's nightlife is like none other and is too good to be missed.

Apart from the bars and clubs, there is a wonderful nightlife in Old Delhi. The area near the Jama Masjid is beautifully young and alive during the night. Various shops remain open, people will be enjoying delicious feasts and purchasing lovely items in the market. The Meena Bazar is right next to the Jama Masjid which is named in the honor of the bazaar hosted by Akbar the Great. One of the most famous eateries near the Jama Masjid is "Karim's" which is run by the heirs of the Mughal cooks!  All in all, the nightlife in the Jama Masjid area is too amazing to be missed! 

Must See

  • National Zoological Park.
  • Beautiful Mughal era monuments.
  • A visit to one of the many Delhi Haats is a must. Delhi Haat INA is the best.
  • Visit the Madame Tussauds for fun and activities.
  • The Science Museum is one of the best museums in Delhi.
  • Visit Appu Ghar, the first amusement park of India.
  • Must see the Rashtrapati Bhavan. India's Rashtrapati (president) lives there.

Experiences

  • Enjoy Fun N Food Village. It is the largest wave pool in Delhi and has the longest water slide in the country.
  • Take a ride in the Delhi Metro.
  • Keep an eye out for events being organized in Delhi and take part in them.
  • Visit the "Parathe Wali Gali" in Delhi for enjoying paranthe (Indian stuffed bread).
  • Go to Adventure Island.
  • A walk around Connaught Place is a must.
  • Must go trekking on the Tughalakabad Fort.
  • Shop from "Sarojini Nagar" at least once, this is the cheapest market.

Activities

Gulmarg Skiing
Ski
C -124, Third Floor, Lajpat Nagar, Part 1, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Delhi Golf Club
Golf
Delhi Golf Club Ltd., Dr Zakir Hussain Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
CVK 500 Poker Analyzer
Casino
 2632/29, Main Patel Road, Opp-Metro Pillar No-212, West Patel Nagar, Najafgarh Road Industrial Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110008
Cheating Playing Cards For Win in Maang- Patta Game
Casino
 E-118 Krishna Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110086
Maang Patta Cheating Device
Casino
2632/29, Main Patel Road, Opp-Metro Pillar No-229, Najafgarh Road, Industrial Are, Delhi, 110008
Thar Desert
Desert
From Delhi city centre you need 13 hours 41 minutes to reach Rajasthan, Thar desert via NH11its 823 km.
Golf Club
Golf
 New Sabji Mandi, A- 1029, Sarai Pipal Thala Village, Azadpur, Delhi, 110033
Casino Sutra
Casino
Sector E2, Mahipalpur Village, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070
Teen Patti Cheating Device
Casino
Casino in Delhi, India
Indian Wildlife Tour
Safari
51, B-3, Sector-11, Rohini, New Delhi, Delhi 110085
Bhalswa Golf Course
Golf
Outer Ring Road, Near Bhalswa Lake, Mukundpur, New Delhi, Delhi 110043
Royal Horse Safari
Safari
D-207, Vikas Chamber, Central Market, Sector 14, Rohini, Delhi, 110085
The Earth Safari
Safari
520, Somdutt Chambers II,, 9 Bhikaji Cama Place,, Delhi, 110066
Tiger Safari India - a wildlife tour operator
Safari
51, B-3, ROHINI SECTOR 11, New Delhi, Delhi 110085
DLF Golf and Country Club
Golf
 Opp American Express, Golf Course Road, DLF Phase 5, Sector 42,, Gurugram, Haryana 122009
Jim Corbett Resorts | Jim Corbett Safari
Safari
Shop Number 4, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Near Tilak Nagar Metro Station, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110018
National Zoological Park Delhi
Zoo
Mathura Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
AEPTA
Golf
Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, Delhi 110010
Qutab Golf Course
Golf
 IN, Press Enclave Marg, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, Delhi 110030
Ski India
Ski
L05 & L06, DLF Mall of India, Sector 18, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301

Shopping

Gianiji Antiques & Furniture
Antique Markets
Shop no A, furniture market, 30, Block A, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Distance From City Center
5.5 km
Mahaluxmi Old Furniture
Antique Markets
Shop No: 9, Arya Samaj Mandir, near ramlila maidan Ashok Nagar, New, New Delhi, Delhi
Distance From City Center
8 km
Malik Antique Phone
Antique Markets
D-143, New Seelampur, Market, Near Police Station, New Seelampur, Delhi, 110006
Distance From City Center
2.6 kms
Panchkuian Furniture Market
Antique Markets
Bhai Vir Singh Marg, Near Petrol Station, Sector 4, Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Distance From City Center
2.5 km
Sharma Farms
Antique Markets
Sharma farm, Main Chhatarpur Rd, Block C, Chhatarpur Extension, Chhattarpur, New Delhi, Delhi 110074
Distance From City Center
4.4 km
Vintage Crafts
Antique Markets
5068 1st Floor Sirkiwalan Near Metro Station, Chawri Bazar Rd, Hauz Qazi, New Delhi, Delhi 110006
Distance From City Center
2.3 km
Best furniture market in delhi
Flea Markets and Bazaars
shop No.11, Amar Colony Main Road, Near Khalsa School, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Dehli, Delhi 110024
Distance From City Center
2.6 kms
Sunday Book Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Asaf Ali Rd, Chatta lal Miya, Chandni Mahal, Dariya Ganj, New Delhi, Delhi 110002
Distance From City Center
0.5 Km
Gali Matke wali
Flea Markets and Bazaars
414, Maharaja Agarsain Marg, Rui Mandi, Sadar Bazaar, Delhi, 110006
Distance From City Center
2.3 km
khan market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
61A, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi, 110003
Distance From City Center
8.8 km
Shankar Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Connaught Lane, Near Super Bazar, ConnaughtLane, New Delhi 110001.
Distance From City Center
2.8 km
Tuesday Local Grocery And Vegetable Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
127, Shaheed Captain Sanjeev Dahiya Marg, Rajapur, Pocket 24/3, Sector 9, Rohini, Delhi, 110085
Distance From City Center
5.5 km
Delhi Bazaar Craft House
Handicrafts and Souviners
International Departure Terminal 3 (T3), Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
Distance From City Center
2.5 km
Luv Indiya @ Janpath,ND
Handicrafts and Souviners
12-B, Janpath Rd, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Distance From City Center
0.5 Km
National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum
Handicrafts and Souviners
Pragati Maidan Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Distance From City Center
1.6 Km
Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan
Handicrafts and Souviners
Palika Kendra, Arya School Ln, Raja Bazar Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Distance From City Center
1.6 Km
The Handicrafts & Handloom
Handicrafts and Souviners
1, Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, Tolstoy Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Distance From City Center
1.6 Km
Vaibhavi Aromatics And Handicrafts
Handicrafts and Souviners
B-8 46-47, Sector 5, Rohini, Delhi, 110085
Distance From City Center
2.5 km
D Mall
Shopping Malls
Plot No. A, 1, Ring Rd, Netaji Subash Place, Pitampura, New Delhi, Delhi 110034
Distance From City Center
2.6 km
DLF Emporio
Shopping Malls
4 Nelson Mandela, Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070
Distance From City Center
2.8 km
DLF Promenade
Shopping Malls
3 Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj Mall Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110070
Distance From City Center
2.8 km
Moments Mall - Kirti Nagar
Shopping Malls
Patel Road Next to Kirti Nagar Metro Station, New Delhi, Delhi 110015
Distance From City Center
2.3 km
Select Citywalk
Shopping Malls
A-3, Saket District Centre, District Centre, Sector 6, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
Distance From City Center
6.5 Km
  • Beautiful scarfs/dupattas 
  • Artificial jewelry from Connaught Place and Janpath
  • Silk saris from various outlets.
  • Indian tea
  • Indian pickle
  • Pashmina Shawls 
  • Indian spice box
  • Traditional silver jewelry  
  • Traditional showpieces 
  • Traditional oil lamps
  • Musical Instruments like harmonium and Tabla 
  • Indian toys
  • Khadi Cloths 
  • Kites

Official Language

Hindi

Other Language

Urdu, Panjabi, English

Spoken Language

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Currency

Indian Rupee (INR)

Population

18.6 (Millions)

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Weather

Smoke 27°C

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TimeZone

11:46 AM (GMT +05:30)

 

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Ambulance

102

 

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Police

100

 

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Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type D
Type D ( 230 V 50 Hz)
Type M
Type M ( 230 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Indira Gandhi International Airport  - DEL

Airport Name / IATA Code

Safdarjung Airport - N/A

Best time to visit

February, March, September, October, November

Moderate time to visit

August

Worst time to visit

April, May, June, July, December, and January

Taxi

Start Tariff: INR 50.00

1 Km. Tariff: INR 12.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: INR 60.00

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