Delhi: Getting there

Delhi is quiet easy to visit as it is connected with all major cities within country and rest of world by airways, railways and roadways.

By air

The Indira Gandhi airport is international airport of Delhi has both domestic as well as international terminals. It is well connected to all the cities within country as well as rest of world. Another is the palam airport that connects Delhi with almost all major cities in the country.

One can take prepaid taxi or a bus that will drop you to the city center. cars can also be hired [ with or without driver ].

By railways

There are many railway stations in Delhi that connect it to almost each and every town or city within the country. The three main railway stations are that of new Delhi, old Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin. There is also new Delhi cantonment railway station that caters to luxury stations like palace on wheels, fairy queen and royal orient express. Apart from these there are a number of other small stations in Delhi for local travel purpose.

From railway stations one can rickshaws taxis and buses to reach Delhi town. It is good to opt for prepaid taxis or auto rickshaws as they are comparable and reasonable.

Delhi metro- due to increasing traffic problem of Delhi service of Delhi metro was commenced. The train is having world class machinery and facilities. It is pride of Delhi and is god for purpose of moving within Delhi. It runs from Shahdara to Rithala, from Vishwa Vidyalaya to central secretariat , from Indraprastha to Barakhamba and from east Delhi to satellite industrial town of Uttar Pradesh that is NOIDA.

By roadways

All the main cities of India are linked with Delhi by a network of highways and roads. The main three bus terminals in Delhi are interstate bus terminal [ ISBT ] at Kashmiri gate, Sarai kale khan bus terminus and Anand Vihar bus terminus. Various state managed and privately run air conditioned, deluxe and ordinary coaches operate in and out of Delhi on a daily basis. Taxis are also available for long distance travel from Delhi.

Guidelines for commuters or visitors to Delhi

Make reservation for accommodation and transportation facilities well in advance.

Keep fair amount of local currency especially loose change while travelling through city or north India.

Beware of beggars and even mendicants

If got confused take help of traffic policeman.

It is advisable to bring currency in American express or Thomas cook traveller’s cheques or draw against your visa Amex or master card.

Foreign exchange can be done at the hotel or at the airport. The hotel will give the government rate which is compatible with rate anywhere else. The central bank of India counter at Ashoka hotel is open 24 hours as is Thomas cook.

Content updated in January 2020

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