Delhi is an exciting city to tour. Delhi, the capital city of
India is a mix of old and new. Delhi has a rich and fascinating
history that dates back 1000 AD. Mythology traces the history of
Delhi to the times of the Mahabharta, when it was known as
Inderprastha. Delhi was the target of constant outside
aggression in the past, when marauders from Central Asia
attacked India and looted temples. After coming of the Mughals,
Delhi did not see much outside attacks. The Mughals and rulers
prior to them established a number of monuments to mark their
presence and celebrate their victory in the battles.
Most of the historic monuments in Delhi were built between the
10th and 18th century. These historic monuments are the main
tourist attractions of Delhi tour. Delhi presents a mix of old
and new where history and modernity exist side by side. Apart
from the historic monuments, Delhi has some new buildings, which
were built in the 19th century. Most of these building were
built by the British, when they decided to shift their capital
from Calcutta (now Kolkata) to Delhi.
Delhi is a great place for shopping tours. There are various
bazaars and shopping malls in Delhi that you head to when on a
tour of Delhi. Some of the exciting tourist places in Delhi
include Dilli Haat, National Museum, Crafts Museum, Doll Museum,
Lotus Temple and Lodhi Gardens.
General Information of Delhi :
» Capital -
» Area -
491 sq km.
» Population -
» Language -
Urdu, English isequally in the use.
» Touring season -
Feb and March. However,winter is severe and long from Nov to
season lasts from mid-March to the end of June, with average
maximum and minimum temperaturesof 36º C and 25º C. The
monsoon season, following the hot summer,continues until the
end of September, with an average rainfall of about 26 inches.
The winter season extends from late November to mid-February.
The coldest month is January, when both the mean maximum
temperature and the mean minimum temperature are at their
lowest--21º C and 7º C,respectively.
How to get there ?
Delhi has an extensive network of international and
domestic flights. All the major airlines in the world fly
through Delhi and it iseasily accessible from any where in the
world. Domestic air links cover Delhi from all the major
cities in the country.
» Train -
The Indian Railway with their modern and organized network
connects Delhi to major and minor destination in India.There
are three important railway stations in Delhi to all major and
minor destinations in India, namely New Delhi Rly. Station,
Old Delhi Rly. Stationand Hazrat Nizamuddin Rly. Station.
Trains run from all the parts of the country to Delhi. For
nearby places like Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gwalior,Bhopal,
Lucknow and Kanpur, the Shatabdi Express is recommended.
» Bus -
Delhi is well connected by road to all major destinations
in North India. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) islocated
at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi
Transport Corporation and Road Transport Corporations of the
neighboring States provide frequent bus services through Air
Conditioned, Deluxe and Ordinary Coaches. Buses from all the
major places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana,Himachal
Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are available for
getting to Delhi. During summer months, air-conditioned
coaches are recommended.
Delhi has two airports. Indira Gandhi International Airport,
is 20km away towards city in the same area. Palam is city
bound Internal Terminal Airport. Between the two shuttle coach
service is in operation. SBI is the banker of both the
terminals, for hotel's booking ITDC and serving the tourists
with information is Tourist Booth with round the clock
service,besides there are other arrangements. Indira Gandhi
links Delhi with the whole world. Flights of almost all
Airways of the World come to Delhi besides Air India. IAC,
Alliance Air, Vayudoot and such other Airlines serve from
Palam to all parts of the country. They have Airbuses,
Boeings, Dornierand other planes. From both the terminals,
Ex-Servicemen Air Link Transport Service (EATS) brings
passengers to city at cheap rate. On the way they stop on
request. Delhi Transport Corporation's buses also bring Air
passengers to New Delhi, Delhi Jn and Kashmiri Gate bus std.
Passenger bus (780) runs from outside the Airport, Taxis
(prepaid) is available.
Best Season :
For Sightseeing, the best season to visit Delhi is between
October to March. Summers in Delhi are very hot and it is not
recommended to visit it during May, June or July