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New Delhi is the capital city of India since old times and is an excellent example of blends of historic past and a vibrant present. Besides being seat of federal government it's also the travel hub of northern India. It's an excellent base for visiting Agra and the Taj Mahal, and the Rajasthani colour of Jaipur is less than five hours away. If you're heading north to the Himalaya or east to the ghats of Varanasi, you'll probably pass through Delhi.

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An extensive network of international flights connects Delhi, both international and to domestic indian cities. All the major airlines in the world fly through Delhi and it is easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Domestic air links cover Delhi from all the major cities in the country.

New Delhi Airport

New Delhi Airport ( Airport Code: DEL ) is located 12 miles south of Delhi. All international flights operate from Terminal II (International Terminal) only and all domestic flights operate from Terminal I of IGI Airport. The International Terminal is 3 miles from the Domestic Terminal, A free Airport Authority AC courtesy coach provides a transfer service between the terminals every hour during the day and every half hour at night. Passengers should be prepared for a certain amount of chaos at the airport, customs are slow, the queues for the x-ray machines are long and the staff at the endless security checks are are not so pleasant.

Changing Money/ Currency Exchange
In India, the unit of currency is the Rupee (INR). Change money with Authorized Currency Exchange places like the airport, most banks and hotels and insist on a receipt, as it will help you reconvert unused rupees into the original foreign currency at the time of departure. Avoid any people on the street who offer to change your money at a temptingly high rate of exchange ( Generally you end up with fake currencies, or its a scam where the street dealer bolts with your money. )

Taxi Bookings/Hotel Pickup
It is advisable to do all bookings of taxis (Pre-Paid) and hotels via the airport. The cab fare is little more expensive but the cops keep a record of cab passengers so you are safe and don't have to put up with a tampered meter or other excuses. If you can arrange to be picked up via your hotel it would be very beneficial.

New Delhi Climate

The Indian capital city of New Delhi remains hot and humid during the summer months and is cold during the winters. The average temperature of New Delhi ranges from 25C to 46C during summer and 2C to 5C during winter. The cold wave from the Himalayan region makes the winters in Delhi very chilly. In summers, the heat wave in New Delhi is immense and adequate precaution has to be taken before going out in the day. The best season to visit Delhi is during the pleasant spring seasons of February to April and August to November.

Airlines having flights to New Delhi

Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air Nippon, Alitalia, American Airlines AA, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Air Canada, Cathay Pacific, Continental, Delta Airlines, Eva Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Gulf Air, KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Swiss Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways

Most of the Transatlantic or Transpacific Flights from United States have at least one stop over in Paris (France), London (UK), Amsterdam, Seoul, Bangkok,...

Flights are available from the following cities to New Delhi, India

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Toronto, Canada
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Philadelphia (PHL)
Detroit MI (DTW)
Seattle, Tacoma (SEA)
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
Saint Louis, MO (STL)
Maimi, FL (MIA)
Washington DC (WAS)
Orlando, Florida (MCO)
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Cincinnati, OH (CVG)


Flight Reservations during Holiday Seasons
If you are traveling during a holiday period and you have set travel dates, book early. During this period International Flights will fill up in advance. We recommend that you book your flight reservations about 3 to 4 months in advance, to get the best deals on airline ticket.

About New Delhi

The city is expansive but easy to navigate. The hub of New Delhi is Connaught Place, where you'll find most of the airline offices, travel agents and banks. 'Old' Delhi is a couple of miles north, and its main thoroughfare is Chandni Chowk - The bazaars that surround Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi offer a colourful, heaving, pungent slice of Delhi life, with shops and stalls displaying a spectacular array of goods, from fish and poultry to 'second-hand' (stolen) goods, gemstones and gold, garlands, turbans, tinsel and spare car parts.

The major landmarks around delhi include Rashtrapati Bhavan (the official residence of the President of India), Parliament House, the north and south Secretariat buildings, the 135 feet stone war memorial known as India Gate and the broad Rajpath, which is flanked with ornamental ponds and is tailor made for parades. Delhi’s cultural scene gets active and brimming between October and March. India’s leading artists, painters, musicians and dancers like to catch the audience in Delhi. During winters, most of the theatre, art, music and dance festivals take place. There are a number of cinemas and performing arts centres around Connaught Place, but Delhi's strict licensing laws effectively curtail nightlife.



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