India’s capital city,
Delhi is the second most widely used entry point into the country,
being on the route of most major airlines. It is well linked by rail,
air and road to all parts of the country. The remains of seven
distinctive capital cities among them Shahjahanabad and Qutab Minar
can be seen. Here, museums, art galleries and cultural centers attract
the finest exhibitions and performances from India and abroad.
Shopping encompasses virtually everything that can be bought in the
country; hotels range from the deluxe to the more modest. Most
fascinating of all is the character of Delhi which varies from the
13th century mausoleum of the Lodi kings set in a sprawling park to
ultra modern chrome and glass skyscrapers; and from imperial India’s
Parliament House and the President’s Palace to the never ending bustle
of the walled city surrounding Jama Masjid. Delhi also makes the ideal
base for a series of short excursions to neighboring places, all
connected by road.
The capital of India, Delhi blends an historic past and a vibrant
present. The Imperial city planned for the British by Lutyens is set
in parks and shaded avenues. Legend has it that Delhi, then called
Indraprastha, was originally founded around 1200 B.C. by the Pandavas,
the august heroesof the epic Mahabharata. Present day Delhi is built
around the ruins of seven ancient cities.
Temperature (deg C.) : Summer - Max.41.2, Min.21.4;
Winter - Max.33.7, Min.6.8.
Languages Spoken : Hindi, English and Bengali in some
Best Season : September to March.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Delhi is well connected with major cities in India by Indian
Airlines. Other private Airlines like Damania Airlines, East West
Airlines, City Link Airlines also connect Delhi with Calcutta,
Bombay etc. Fare: Calcutta Delhi Rs.3135/- (Y), Rs.3905/- (C),
Delhi is the headquarters of the Northern Railway and is the most
well connected railhead both on broad guage (New Delhi) and meter
guage (Delhi Main) railway line with all of the major places in
India. Fare: Calcutta-Delhi (Rajdhani Exp) Rs.2440 (AC-I), Rs.1400
(AC-2A), Rs.705 (AC-Chair Car). Calcutta-Delhi (Kalka Mail) Rs.1915
(AC-I), Rs.1054 (AC-2A), Rs.851 (I), Rs.277 (II).
Delhi is at the intersection of several national highways and is
well connected by regular bus services from Inter State bus terminal
(ISBT), Kashmiri Gate to Agra-203 kms, Allahabad-603 kms, Almora-373
kms, Amritsar -447 kms, Bhakra-354 kms, Bharatpur-190 kms,
Calcutta-1490 kms, Chandigarh -238 kms, Corbet National Park-297 kms,
Jaipur-258 kms, Khajuraho-596 kms, Kulu-502 kms, Mathura-147 kms,
Mussoorie-269 kms, Nainital-318 kms, Shimla -343 kms, Shrinagar-376
kms, Udaipur-663 kms, Varanasi-738 kms etc.
Tour (Places to visit) Days & Timings Fare Operator
New Delhi Jantar Mantar,
Laxmi 0830 to 1345 hrs. Rs.35-50/- DTDC Narayan Temple, India Gate,
0830 to 1345 hrs. Rs.35-50/- ITDC (drive through Parliament Gate)
Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb.
Old Delhi Kotla
Ferozshah, 1400 to 1715 hrs. Rs.35-50/- DTDC Rajghat, Shantivan,
1400 to 1715 hrs. Rs.35-50/- ITDC Shaktisthal, Red Fort, Jama Masjid
(view from Red Fort)
Combined 0830 to 1715
hrs. Rs.60-90/- DTDC 0830 to 1715 hrs. Rs.60-90/- ITDC
Agra (Day Return) Taj
Mahal, 0700 to 2100 hrs. Rs.400/- DTDC Sikandra and Agra Fort. 0700
to 2100 hrs. Rs.400/- ITDC
Tour No. 1 to 4 are
Golden Triangle Dep 0700
hrs on Tue & Fri Rs.1600(Adult) DTDC (Delhi-Agra-jaipur) Arr 2000
hrs on Thu & Sun Rs.1300(Child)
Hawa Mahal Tour Dep
Every Tue 0800 hrs. Rs.1800(Adult) RTDC Arr 2100 hrs. (3rd day).
Rs.1500(Child) Tours Nos. 5 & 6 cover
Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Bharatpur, Sariska and Jaipur. Tariff of the
tours include Transport, Acco. & Sightseeing, without Meals.
Delhi by Evening 1800 to
2200 hrs. Rs.85/-(Adult) DTDC (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat) Rs.75/-(Child)
For Further Details Please Contact :
Development Corporation (DTDC), operates the above tours from N-36,
Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Tel : 3313637, 3315322.
Development Corporation (RTDC) tours are availbale from Chandralok
Bldg., 36, Janpath, Tel : 3322332, 3321820.
Development Corporation (RTDC), 2 Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Commerce
House, Calcutta- 700 013. Tel:
PLACES OF INTEREST
Purana Quila (Old Fort), Kabuli or Khuni Darwaja, Feroz Shah
Kotla,Kutub Minar, Tughlaqabad, Nizamuddin Aulia, Humayun's Tomb,
Lodi's Tomb, Safdarjung's Tomb Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar and Red Fort
(Son-et-lumiere show) Timings : Summer 1900 to 2000 hrs (Hindi) 2030
to 2130 hrs (English) Winter 1800 to 1900 hrs (Hindi) 1930 to 2030 hrs
India Gate, The Secretariat Complex, Rashtrapati Bhavan & Mughal
Gardens, Parliament House, Teen Murti House and Connaught Place
(Son-et-lumiere show) Timings : 1800 to 1900 hrs (Hindi) 1930 to 2030
The Supreme Court, Raj Ghat, Shanti Vana, Vijay Ghat,
Ladakh Buddha Vihara, Bahai temple,Vigyan Bhavan, Diplomatic Enclave.
Badhkal Lake 32 kms, Ballabgarh 36.8 kms, Karnalake 132 kms, Dabchick
92 kms, Dasna 40 kms, Dhanaa 41 kms, Dharudara 70 kms, Hindon 19.3 kms,
Hodal 90 kms, Maur Bund 32 kms, Okhla 11 kms, Sardhana 24 kms, Sohna
56 kms and Suraj Kund 18 kms.
Government Of India
Tourist Office, 88, Janpath, Tel : 3320005, 3320008, 3320266,
Government Of India
Tourist Office Counter, IG International Airport, Tel : 391315 Ext.
2377/2440 (Open Round The Clock)
Development Corporaton (DTDC), N Block, Connaught Place, Tel :
Development Corporation (DTDC), New Delhi Railway Counter, Tel :
Registration Office, Ist Floor, Hans Bhavan, Tilak Bridge, New
Delhi, Tel : 3318719.
Ministry Of Home
Affairs, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.