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While planning your trip the choice of destination is immensely crucial, as it gives you a definite goal. Travelling can be a challenge, but for many, it’s a fun challenge that they enjoy conquering time and time again. You get to learn about the differences and embrace the similarities apart from actually experiencing, how the world lives. The difference between your homeland and the new place is the reason, why you travel and want to know more about new places. This post talks about ‘New Delhi’ as a tourist destination and collates all the vital information’s you need to have before you commence your journey.

From old Delhi to New Delhi, this is a city where time is feasible.  There is so much to experience here; it’s like a country in itself. In terms of population, this pulsating metropolis is bigger than Australia. From the tiny by lanes of old Delhi to the colonial-era Parliament house, the list is too long.

Top Spots to Visit in New Delhi:

Home to millions of dreams, Delhi is a symbol of the country’s rich past and thriving present. As a Capital city, it is fittingly a window to the country. Don’t miss out on below list of the top places in New Delhi:

  1. India Gate – All India War Memorial
  2. Rashtrapati Bhavan – Resident of President of India
  3. Rajghat Memorial – Cremation Place of Mahatma Gandhi
  4. Red Fort – Mughal Era Architecture
  5. Qutub Minar – Mughal Architectural Brilliance
  6. Chandani Chowk- Oldest Market of Old Delhi
  7. Connaught Place – Commercial & Business Center
  8. Akshardham Temple – Architecture, Hindu Temple
  9. Lotus Temple – Architectural Masterpiece
  10. Jama Masjid – Mughal Era Mosque

How to Reach New Delhi

Connectivity: Air

The Indira Gandhi International Airport T3 was built in 2010 and is reported to be the 8th largest in the world managing over 34 million passengers a year. The 9-storey terminal has 2 piers of 1.2 km each. It has spacious interiors and features art and designs showcasing Indian culture. The terminal features 97 travelators, 63 elevators, and 8 inclined walkways that connect the international arrival and departure levels. Other Airport Services Includes:

Airport Lounges:
  1. Air India – Location : T3 International departures
  2. Allways VIP Guest Service – Location : T3 International arrivals
  3. ITC Lounge – Location : T3 International Departures
  4. Plaza NAP & Shower – Location : T3 International arrivals
  5. Plaza Premium – Location : T3 International departures
Airport Hotels:
  1. Holiday Inn – Express New Delhi International Airport T3: Location- 5th level of T3
  2. JW Marriott Hotel – New Delhi Aerocity: Location- 2.3 km from IGIA
  3. Radisson Blu Plaza – Delhi Airport: Location- 2.5 km from IGIA
  4. Holiday Inn – New Delhi International Airport: Location- 2.5 km from IGIA
  5. Ibis – New Delhi Aerocity: Location- 2.5 km from IGIA
  6. Novotel – New Delhi Aerocity: Location- 2.3 km from IGIA
Other Services:
  1. Medical Care
    Medanta: Location- International: T3 International – Arrivals and Departures
  2. Foreign Currency Exchange
    Central Bank of India: Location- T3 International – Arrivals and Departures
    Thomas Cook: Location- T3 International – Arrivals and Departures
  3. ATM’s
    Citibank: Location- T3 International – Arrivals
    Kotak Mahindra Bank: Location- T3 International Arrivals and Departures
    Punjab National Bank: Location- T3 International – Arrival and Departures
    Allahabad Bank: Location- Terminal 3 Domestic – Arrivals and Departures
    Yes Bank: Location- T3 International – Arrivals
  4. Lost and Found baggage
    Items are kept for 3 months. E-mail: lostproperty.dial@gmrgroup.in
    Phone: 01 – 49652022 / 011 – 49652023
    Location: Terminal 1 – between Terminal T1-D and T1-C
  5. Airport Transportation: Getting To/From the airport
    Metro– T3 is connected with the superfast airport Metro Express which connects to the city. The 1st train departs at 04:45am in the morning and the last train departs at 11:15pm from both ends. Visitors can obtain the tickets at the automatic ticket issuing machine located in T3 arrivals.
    Bus– DTC offers a shuttle-bus service every 30 minutes that connects the airport with central parts of the city (Interstate Bus Terminal and Connaught Place). Location: ‘staging area’ opposite the Centaur Hotel.
    Rental Taxi-
    Meru Cabs: Location- T3 International – Arrivals
    Mega Cabs: Location- T3 International – Arrivals
    Easy Cabs: Location- T1C Domestic – ArrivalsThese cabs have the below standard features:
    AC, Digital cab meters, all major credit/debit cards and cash payment accepted

Connectivity: Train

The New Delhi railway station is the busiest station in terms of passenger movement and holds the record for the largest interlocking system in the world. Around 867 stations across India are directly connected to the station. Most of the east and southbound express and superfast trains commence from here. It also acts as a hub for the country’s most prestigious train ‘Rajdhani express’ which connects with every capital of the states in India.

Connectivity: Bus

The intercity buses are governed under DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) which include AC and non AC buses to almost every corner of the city. The transport department manages the buses travelling to the other states. There are 3 ISBT’s (Interstate bus terminus) in Delhi for smooth transportation and convenience of the public.

  1. Maharana Pratap ISBT at Kashmere Gate
  2. Swami Vivekanand ISBT at Anand Vihar
  3. Vir Hakikat Rai ISBT at Sarai Kale Khan

Best Season to visit New Delhi:

The capital state is always charged, however, the ideal time to visit the city is between the months of October to March. During winters, the temperature hovers between 12 – 25 degrees. The climate of Delhi remains chilled during the winter months and is the best time to explore the city. Apart from that, the summer starts from the month of April to July and it can be scorching hot and humid outside. The monsoon season prevails from July to September which provides relief to the blistering weather of the city.

Emergency Contact Number (Police & Hospital) :

  1. Police – 100
  2. Missing Person – 1094, 011-23241210
  3. Apollo Blood Bank – 011-26825707
  4. AIIMS – 011-26588500 / 011-26588700
  5. Indian Red Cross Society – 011-23711551 /  011-23716441-43
  6. Tourist City Information Service – 1280
  7. International Terminal – 011-3376000
  8. Delhi Tourism Department – 011-23363607 / 011-23365358

Foreign Exchange Spots

  1. Travelex
    Location : Connaught Place
    Contact : 098713 83232
    Website : http://www.travelex.co.in/
  2. UAE Exchange India
    Location : Gole Market
    Contact : 1800 3000 1555
    Website : https://www.uaeexchangeindia.com/
  3. RRSB Forex
    Location : Connaught Place
    Contact : 011 2341 2180
    Website : http://www.rrsbforex.com/
  4. Quick Forex Limited
    Location : Karol Bagh
    Contact : 098916 64241
    Website : https://www.quickforex.in/

 

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