Useful information about the flight from Chennai to New Delhi
The Ancient Capital Of India
The Indian capital, Delhi, is said to be one of the world's oldest cities, and there's evidence of continuous settlement since the 6th century BE. With a population of over 16 million, it's the second largest city in India and the fourth largest in the world. Delhi is home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites, Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar and the Red Fort, as well as myriad other places of cultural and historical interest.
When to go to Delhi
Delhi is generally warm the whole year round, though some times of year are naturally more preferable for visitors than others. In general, the most temperate weather is from October to February. Summer in Delhi (April to June) is very hot and temperatures can reach over 40°C. The summer months of July to September see monsoon rains. Roads can flood and it can become very humid. Delhi celebrates the Hindu festivals of Diwali in November and the Holi festival in March. August 15th sees a big parade for Independence Day, and the Qutub cultural festival in November/December is also worth seeing.
Know Before You Go
Delhi caters for every budget. The cost of living is, however, somewhat higher than that of most other cities in India. Due to some high profile incidents in India with solo female travellers, it's advised that women travelling alone in Delhi are vigilant. There are several online safety guides, for those wanting some precautionary advice.
Key information about transport and accommodation
Travelling from Delhi airport into the city centre is relatively straight forward. The Metro line number 2 runs from 4:20 am to 11:30 pm and costs around 100 rupees. There are also shuttle buses to the Connaught Palace and, of course, taxis. Many hotels offering free airport pick up. There's accommodation to suit every budget in Delhi, but a room in a hostel is generally around 500 rupees a night, with a cheap three star hotel at about 1,400 rupees per person, per night. It's advisable to book in advance. A smartcard is recommended when taking the metro in Delhi, and it costs around 150 rupees with 100 rupees credit included. A one day tourist card is around 100 rupees, and a three day one is around 250 rupees.