Delhi - a city that reflects the extreme complexities, contradictions and dynamisms of nature as well as the historical heritage leaves you amazed and soaked as you come to discover the city. Delhi city guide gives you a sneak peak preview of the information regarding the climatic condition, geographical situation and its communication with the rest of the world. Our city guide is surely going to be your helping hand to explore this multi-hued city, Delhi.
Delhi witnesses a climate that is highly hot in the summers and extremely chilling in the winter. Delhi does not have its own climate and is largely influenced by the changing weather of the neighbouring states. As the heat waves from Rajasthan reaches the Delhi region, summer arrives in the city along with immense dryness, the maximum temperature going up to 46 degree centigrade. The cold waves from Himalayas brings the winter in Delhi by dropping the temperature immensely. July and September enjoys the breezy showers of monsoon giving Delhi people a relief from the scorching heat of the summer. Delhi is an all season city flaunting a different look at every season of the year. So discover Delhi in its own colour which may be warm in summer, pleasant in winter or romantic in the rains.
Delhi is one of the best connected cities of South Asia and is the most important gateway for India. New Delhi has two main terminals one for domestic and one for international flights. Indira Gandhi International Airport connects Delhi to virtually all parts of the world where 35 airline services operates their international flights on a regular basis. All major airlines of India including Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air Sahara, Kingfisher Airways, Jagson Airlines and Air Deccan fly their flights to all the state capitals and other major destinations of India. Air India too operates domestic flights to some of the metropolitan cities of India from Delhi. Both the airports have restaurants, restrooms, snackbars, business centre, pre-paid taxi counters, pay phone facility, foreign currency exchange counter and duty free shops.
New Delhi is conveniently connected by trains to all the metros, state capitals and most of the important tourist and trade destinations of the country. The super fast Rajdhani Express connects Delhi to all the major state capitals of India and Shatabdi Express, an air conditioned seating train is important train for short distance journey. New Delhi Railway Station situated at only a 10 minutes walking distance from Connaught Place, is the major junction of the capital and all major trains towards the East, West and South start and finish their journey here. Nizamuddin Railway Station services most of the south bound trains. The famous Taj Express also begin its journey here. Delhi Cantonment Railway Station at about 5 km distance from the international airport is the boarding point of famous luxury train - Palace On Wheels.
Delhi is well connected by road with major cities. It is linked by
bus services of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and state road
transport corporations of neighbouring states to all important cities
and destinations in North India. The distance of some famous
destinations from Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Kashmiri Gate are :
Agra-203 km, Allahabad-603 km, Almora-373, Bharatpur-190 km,
Chandigarh -238 km, Jaipur-258 km, Shrinagar-376 km, Udaipur-663 km
and Varanasi-738 km.
DTC runs Delhi-Lahore (Pakistan)-Delhi bus service from Ambedkar Stadium Bus Terminal near Delhi Gate every Tuesday and Friday.
Delhi houses the maximum number of motor vehicles in the country.
Though Delhi people prefer to travel by own vehicle, but DTC offers a
very good bus service inside the city as well as connecting it to
Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad on a regular basis.
A recent addition to the capital's public transport system is The Metro. The Metro train run from 6 am in the morning till 10 pm at night and connects Shahdara to Rihala with a frequency of train varying from 6 minute to 15 minutes.
Taking up Government and authentic taxi or auto service outside the
airport or railway station is a sensible idea in Delhi.
Let the registered porter carry your luggage in the railway station.
The helping booths located at every major places of the city help the tourists if they have any kind of query.
Paying according to the meter of taxi and auto is advisable while travelling in Delhi.
While visiting any religious place, be cautious to maintain the rituals by taking off your shoes and cover your head while entering in any temple, gurdwara or mosque.
Descent clothing is advisable inside the country so that the sentiments of local people is not hurt as India is a conservative country.
We advise you to bring some cotton clothes, caps and sunglass to cope with the sweaty heat of the city. Woolen clothes will be required as you come here in the winters.
Government emporium or registered and authentic shops are advisable to purchase any precious good.
Avoid purchasing animal products. If you shop for some heavy jewellery, don't forget to take the bill and certificate from the shop to avoid hassles in the customs.
Learning to say a few words in Hindi will be helpful during your tour in Delhi; like: Thank You Dhanyabad, Shukriya; Yes Haan/Achha, No Nahi, Excuse Me Maaf Kar Dijiye, Where is Qutub Minar? Qutub Minar kaha hai?
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