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About New Delhi

 

 

The capital City of India

New Delhi, the national capital of India is famous for its culture, tradition and effervescent history. Delhi is the third largest city in India and now the most preferred city in terms of investments, industrialization, Information Technology, Healthcare, Real Estate, etc.

The culture of Delhi reflects the rich heritage of the past coupled with the influence of modern lifestyle. Delhi has always been a cosmopolitan city where one would find people from all parts of India. Overall, Delhi is a very multi-linguist and multi-cultured society which has now opened itself to embracing every new custom and tradition. Apart from being the national capital of India and important economical hub of India, Delhi is the most preferred tourist destination of North India. Delhi's rich tradition, effervescent history, monuments, museums, galleries, parks and Mughal Architecture are some of the special attractions that beckon tourists from all over the world.

The people of Delhi love celebrations. Almost every day marks a social or religious event celebrated by the diverse religious and local communities. Being a mini India in itself, Delhi is home to almost the same fairs and festivals, which are celebrated in other parts of the country.

A travel to Delhi will cast an irresistible spell of charm to the tourist. Both 'Old' and New Delhi exert a beguiling charm on visitors. Stroll down the labyrinthine streets of Old Delhi before coming out in the lush boulevards of imperial New Delhi, with its planned governmental offices and tree-lined avenues. The contrast between the two is very much visible by the culture, lifestyle and tradition.

New Delhi is famous for its planned landscape and spacious streets with shades of greenery. Major commercial establishments are situated in New Delhi's business hubs like Connaught Place, Nehru Place, Bikaji Kama, South Extension and ITO.

Old Delhi still has the influence of Mughals with monuments, mosques and forts all through the complicated streets. Old bazaars and food are some of the specialties of Old Delhi. Whereas New Delhi is completely different with lifestyle and city's architecture having the influence of British Rule in India.

Some of the major tourist attractions in Delhi include India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Safdarjang's Tomb, Purana Quila, Jantar Mantar and Akshardham temple, Delhi Haat.

General Information

Language

India has about 29 national languages and may be more than a 100 dialects that vary from state to state but its official national language is Hindi. English is widely spoken throughout the sub-continent and is the official business language of the country.

Guides and travel professionals are available in most major international languages at places of sightseeing interest.

Weather

The weather in New Delhi during November is pleasant. The temperature ranges from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius (68 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit). The days are usually sunny and the nights, cool.

Time

India has only one time zone. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT.

Currency

While it is possible to exchange most major foreign currencies and brands of traveler’s checks, most currency exchequers will always exchange US dollars or pounds sterling for Indian Rupees.

The following website has current exchange rates for most currencies:
www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

Electrical Current

The electrical current in India is 220 Volts.

General Tips

Sightseeing

  • Most museums in India are closed on Mondays.
  • The Taj Mahal at Agra is closed on Friday.
  • Smoking is not allowed in public places; some restaurants have designated smoking areas.
  • Taxi and auto-rickshaw fares keep changing, and therefore do not always conform to readings on meters. Insist on seeing the latest rate card, available from the driver, and pay accordingly.
  • Insist that your taxi/auto rickshaw driver begin the meter in your presence or agree on a fare before starting the trip.

Safety and Security

  • Most hotels have hotel safe deposit boxes for essential documents.
  • Keep travel documents in your hotel or with you at all times when moving about.
  • Always carry the hotel address with you when you leave the hotel.
  • Keep photocopies of the relevant pages of your passport with you at all times.
  • Be wary of impostor porters or guides. They should be properly uniformed and carry an identity card. Never leave your luggage, briefcase or other items unattended.

 

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