Visit one of the world's oldest cities
The ancient city of Delhi is filled with impressive attractions like the spectacular Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb and the Gandhi Salt March monument. This large and vibrant city welcomes visitors from all over the world.
Delhi - when to go
The best time to visit is from February to March or during October and November when temperatures are lower. Summer from April to June can be extremely hot and temperatures are often over 40°C. Flooded roads can be a feature of the Monsoon season from December to January.
Many visitors plan trips to coincide with religious celebrations like Diwali or the Holi spring festival. The Independence Day parade on 15th August is a big attraction as is the Qutub cultural festival in November to December. The popular India International Trade Fair also takes place in late November.
Delhi - what to expect
Women travelling alone should take extra care and be vigilant at all times. Delhi is one of the more expensive Indian cities.
Delhi - local information
Indira Gandhi International Airport is just west of the city centre. Travellers can take the Metro line 2 from the airport to the centre of Delhi for about 100 rupees. Trains run from around 04.40 till approximately 23.30 each day.
There is a shuttle bus service to Connaught Place (Rajiv Chowk) and pre-paid taxis are also available. Many hotels will offer to pick their guests up from the airport.
Accommodation in Delhi is preferably booked in advance. Visitors can expect to pay around 500 rupees per night for a hostel or guest house and about 1400 rupees per person per night in a relatively cheap three-star hotel.
Visitors can travel by bus, metro or auto to all parts of the city. Metro fares range from 8 to 30 rupees or a Smartcard that includes 100 rupees of credit can be purchased for about 150 rupees. Tourist cards are available for around 100 rupees for one day or about 250 rupees for three days.
Buses are cheap but crowded with tickets from about 5 to 15 rupees.
Passengers should haggle to agree on a price for an auto while cycle rickshaws are about 20 to 50 rupees depending on the duration or length of the journey.