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North India - Delhi

 

Delhi    Haraya    Himachal Pradesh    Jammu and Kashmir    Punjab    Rajasthan   Uttar Pradesh

 

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 parts.
Best Season : September to March.

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION

  • Air : 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), Rs.4365/- (J).

  • Rail : 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).

  • Road : 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.

CONDUCTED TOURS
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 Daily Tours.

  • 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 :

  • Delhi Tourism Development Corporation (DTDC), operates the above tours from N-36, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Tel : 3313637, 3315322.

  • Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) tours are availbale from Chandralok Bldg., 36, Janpath, Tel : 3322332, 3321820.

  • Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC), 2 Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Commerce House, Calcutta- 700 013. Tel:

PLACES OF INTEREST
Moghul Monuments
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 (English)


British Monuments
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 hrs (English)

Other Monuments
The Supreme Court, Raj Ghat, Shanti Vana, Vijay Ghat, Ladakh Buddha Vihara, Bahai temple,Vigyan Bhavan, Diplomatic Enclave.

EXCURSIONS
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.

MISCELLANOUS INFROMATION

  • Government Of India Tourist Office, 88, Janpath, Tel : 3320005, 3320008, 3320266, 3320109.

  • Government Of India Tourist Office Counter, IG International Airport, Tel : 391315 Ext. 2377/2440 (Open Round The Clock)

  • Delhi Tourism Development Corporaton (DTDC), N Block, Connaught Place, Tel : 3313637.

  • Delhi Tourism Development Corporation (DTDC), New Delhi Railway Counter, Tel : 350574.

  • Foriegners Regional Registration Office, Ist Floor, Hans Bhavan, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi, Tel : 3318719.

  • Ministry Of Home Affairs, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.

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