Delhi Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Delhi

Where is it located?: New Delhi is in northern India.

Why do people go there?: The capital of India, New Delhi is rich with color, people, animals, cars, old buildings, new buildings – and overall chaos. Delhi can be very daunting for those having just arrived in India. After adjusting to the craziness and with an open mind, travel

How do travelers get there?: Most travelers arrive in New Delhi from various international destinations around Asia. From Delhi, you can also catch trains, buses and domestic planes to the rest of the country.

Currency: Rupee

City Code: 11

Other phone tips: If you have a mobile phone and you are on international roaming, make sure to check out a well-matched network in Delhi with your service provider.

Population: 14.6 million

Languages: Hindi & English, there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout n

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Willingdon Crescent, Connaught Place, Lodhi Gardens, Shah Jahanabad, Patel Nagar, Punjabi Bagh, Rajouri Gragen, Ashok Vihar, Tilak Nagar

Attractions: Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Accommodations: New Delhi Hostels

Tourist Office: India Tourism Office

Off-the-beaten-path: Coronation Durbar Site, Raj Ghat

Health Issues: Cholera, Dengue Fever, Hepatitis, Malaria, Meningococcal Meningitis, Typhoid

Tips for Visiting

Going on a RTW trip? Why you shouldadd Delhi to your RTW trip itinerary.

When to go: India is vast – with various mountain ranges, ecosystems and climate factors that make it impossible to say the best time to visit India. In one part of the country it will be cool, and in the other part it will be humid, hot and raining. Generally speaki

Common Phrases: Hello=Namaste/Namaskar; How are you?=Kaise hain?; I am fine=Main theek hoon; Goodbye=Main chalta hoon (chalti for female); How much/ What is the cost?=Kitna hua/ kitna daam hai?; I want to go to hotel=Mujhe hotel jana hai;Can you please help me?=Kya aap meri madad karenge?; What is your name?=Apka naam Kya hai?; My name is …=Mera naam … hai Yes Haan No Nahi; Thank you=Shukriya/ Dhanyavaad; OK/Fine/Good/Whatever=Achaa; What happened?=Kya hua?

City Specific Events: Delhi has so many possible events and festivals that we could write a huge book about it. Some of the bigger events are the following: Holi: March, International Mango Festival: July, Ganesh Chaturthi: August, Janmashtami: September

How to get around?: Local transport runs the gamet of the experience. It all depends upon how much money you want to pay and how much of the experience you want controlled, although it seems like nothing works in Inida.

Good to know: Delhi is the sister city of Chiago, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, London, Moscow and Ulan Bator.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The main airport serving cheaper flights to Delhi is the Indira Gandhi International Airport

Need more information?: Check out the Delhi travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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