Delhi, India: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Delhi (the National Capital Territory of Delhi) is a capital city of India. It has a population of approximately 11 million people. Delhi is the second most populated city in India. The time zone is UTC +5:30. The area of this city equals 573 km2. Also Delhi has the most polluted air in the world, because of high concentration of vehicles and industrial complexes.
The city is divided into several districts:
North Delhi (Sadar Bazar, Kamla Nagar, Kotwali, and Civil Lines),
West Delhi ( Patel Nagar, Rajouri Garden, East Sagarpur and Punjabi Bagh),
East Delhi (Gandhi Nagar, Preet Vihar, and Vivek Vihar),
South Delhi (Defence Colony, Hauz Khas, Green Park, Greater Kailash, Vasant Kunj, Lajpat Nagar, Nehru Place, Malviya Nagar and Kalkaji),
Central Delhi (Connaught Place, Khan Market, Chanakyapuri, Karol Bagh and Paharganj) and
Old Delhi (Daryaganj, Kashmere Gate, Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazaar, Lal Quila and Jama Masjid).
The warm season lasts from April to July. The average temperature is above 36 °C (97 °F). The hottest temperature reaches 38 °C (100 °F). The cold season lasts from December to February with the average temperature below 18 °C (64 °F). The best and the most comfortable time to visit is form October to November and from February to March.
HOW TO GET THERE?
The most popular way to get in Delhi is by plane. The main ariport is called Indira Gandhi National Airport. Airlines like Air India, AirAsia India, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Vistara and Spice Jet have flights connecting India with other countries. The airpors currently consists of three main terminals and a cargo terminal. For a passengers with a flight ticket there is a free shuttle bus, that goes every 20 minutes. There is also a public city bus, it costs ₹25. There is a subway connection between the airport and the city center.
Delhi has transport connection with Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Shri Lanka, Burma, China, etc. Indian railway network is the third biggest in the world. Now taking an express train is rather cheap, civilized and comfortable way to get around India. Also there are overnight AC sleeper trains, that help tourists save money for the night's stay. A lot of AC1/2/3 trains are currently with sockets to charge your gandgets/ Tickets can be booked online. People arrive to one of the 4 main stations in Delhi New Delhi Railway Station, Delhi Junction, Hazrat Nizamuddin Or Anand Vihar Terminal.
The main provider of bus service is the Delhi Transport Corporation. But there are a lot of private operators. Taking a bus is much less comfortable than taking a train. But this is the only way to get to some remote mountain places. The buses in northern directions (incl. Nepal) depart from Maharana Pratap. The buses in southern directions go from Vir Hakikat Rai, in eastern from Swami Vivekanand.
Delhi is the city of contrasts. Visiting this city tourists are surprised by this coexistence of poverty and wealth, modern and ancient, customs and secularity. In this city tourists can fully experience diverse Idian culture and traditions. One can find a variety of museums, parks, ancient buildings and monuments, courses and workshops there.