capital city of
the Republic of India. It is one of India's fastest growing
cities. It has sprawled over the West Bank of the river Yamuna,
straddling the river. The city has two distinct parts, Old Delhi &
New Delhi. Old Delhi is centered on the Red Fort built by Emperor Shah
Jehan between 1636 & 1658. The streets of Old Delhi are narrow
& bustling. The beauty & serenity lies inside the courts of the
Delhi has some of the
finest museums in the country.Its boutiques and
shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and
contemporary crafts, from all over the country. New Delhi was
proclaimed the capital of India by the British architect Sir Edwin
Lutyens (1869-1944), & is tree-lined & spacious.
Capital: New Delhi.
Area: 491 sq
Urdu, Punjabi, English is equally in the
Oct, Nov, Feb and March. However, winter is severe and
long from Nov to early March.
The summer season lasts from mid-March to the end of June, with average
maximum and minimum temperatures of 36 C and 25 C. The monsoon season,
following the hot summer, continues until the end of September, with an
average rainfall of about 26 inches. The winter season extends from
late November to mid-February. The coldest month is January, when both
the mean maximum temperature and the mean minimum temperature are at
their lowest--21 C and 7 C, respectively.
to get there
Delhi has an extensive network of international
and domestic flights. All the major airlines in the world fly through
Delhi and it is easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Domestic
air links cover Delhi from all the major cities in the country.
The Indian Railway
with their modern and organized network connects Delhi to major and
minor destination in India. There are three important railway stations
in Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India, namely New Delhi
Rly. Station, Old Delhi Rly. Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Rly.
Station. Trains run from all the parts of the country to Delhi. For
nearby places like Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gwalior, Bhopal, Lucknow and
Kanpur, the Shatabdi Express is recommended.
Bus: Delhi is well
connected by road to all major
destinations in North India. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is
located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi
Transport Corporation and Road Transport Corporations of the
neighboring States provide frequent bus services through Air
Conditioned, Deluxe and Ordinary Coaches. Buses from all the major
places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya
Pradesh and Rajasthan are available for getting to Delhi. During summer
months, air-conditioned coaches are recommended.
Delhi has two
Indira Gandhi International Airport, is 20km away towards city in the
same area. Palam is city bound Internal Terminal Airport. Between the
two shuttle coach service is in operation. SBI is the banker of both
the terminals, for hotel's booking ITDC and serving the tourists with
information is Tourist Booth with round the clock service, besides
there are other arrangements. Indira Gandhi links Delhi with the whole
world. Flights of almost all Airways of the World come to Delhi besides
Air India. IAC, Alliance Air, Vayudoot and such other Airlines serve
from Palam to all parts of the country. They have Airbuses, Boeings,
Dornier and other planes. From both the terminals, Ex-Servicemen Air
Link Transport Service (EATS) brings passengers to city at cheap rate.
On the way they stop on request. Delhi Transport Corporation's buses
also bring Air passengers to New Delhi, Delhi Jn and Kashmiri Gate bus
std. Passenger bus (780) runs from outside the Airport, Taxis (prepaid)