New Delhi has become a city of prime importance in the present economic and political scenario. It is extremely useful for foreign travelers to ensure that they know about New Delhi well before that land up here. There should not be any cause of concern though. The people are extremely friendly and helpful. The stable political establishment has helped the place to become a very safe and pleasant destination for tourists. Language too should not be a big problem as people understand English. People, however, predominantly use Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
Delhi experiences a continental climate. It is extremely hot in the summer and it is extremely cold in the winter. The city hardly has a rainy season and when it rains, it really pours. The monsoon rain occurs between July and September. If you are not accustomed to the tropical Sun it is better to avoid coming to Delhi in the summer months.
Air: Indira Gandhi International Airport is one of the finest and busiest airports in India. Almost all airlines from different cities land here. So you will not have any problem coming to Delhi. There are also many international flights that land in cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai or Bangalore. Delhi also is very well connected by air with the rest of the country and you will easily get a connecting flight from any of these cities.
Railway: Indian railway is one of the largest in the world and Delhi is well connected with rail with all parts of the country. Super fast trains connect Delhi with cities from all over India and if you want to travel to any place from Delhi, it is the trains that will be the safest, fastest and the most comfortable.
Bus: The city is well connected to all the major destinations in northern India and you will have a variety of road transport like car rentals, private buses and even the Inter State Bus that ply from the Inter State Bus Terminus.
Travel Tips :
Railway Assistance :
International Tourist Bureau
(for Train Reservation & Indrail Passes)
1st floor, New Delhi Railway Station Paharganj side
Timing : 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
International & Domestic air Ticketing :
N-36, Bombay Life Building,
Middle Circle, C.P., New Delhi - 110001
Timing : 9.30 am to 6.00 pm
For Extension of Visa :
The foreigner's Regional Registration Office (F.R.R.O.)
Hans Bhawan, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi
Timing : 9.30 am to 1.30 pm; 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Permits for Restricted Areas :
Ministry of Home Affairs,
Lok Nayak Bhawan, opp. Khan Market, New Delhi
(Monday to Friday Timing : 10 am to 5 pm)
Money Exchange :
(Beyond Bank Hours)
i) State Bank of India, I. G. I. Airport, 24 hours
ii) Central Bank of India, Ashok Hotel, 24 hours
iii) Delhi Tourism, N-36 Bombay Life Building, Middle Circle, C.P. New Delhi - 110001
(Monday to Saturday) Timings : 9.30 am to 6.00 pm