Delhi is a Union territory and the capital city of India. The city has three UNESCO World Heritage sites: Humayun‘s Tomb, Qutub Minar and the Lal Qila (Red Fort). The city is rich in historical, cultural and religious sites, monuments, museums and art galleries. Asia‘s largest wholesale spice, fruit and vegetable markets are in Delhi.
Major tourist sites in and around Delhi: Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun‘s Tomb, Rajpath, National Museum, India Gate, Lodhi Garden, Lotus Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Jama Masjid, Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir), Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Connaught Place, Dilli Haat, Haus Khas Village etc.
When to visit: best time to visit is October to March.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: There are four main stations - New Delhi Railway Station (code NDLS) is located just outside of Paharganj, it is directly connected by the Delhi Metro, the metro exits are at the Ajmeri Gate (second entrance) side near platform 16. The other train stations are - Delhi Junction, also called Old Delhi or Purani Dilli; Hazrat Nizamuddin to the south and Anand Vihar station to the east.
Delhi Airport Metro Express operates between New Delhi Metro Station and Dwarka Sector 21, with a stop at the airport Terminal 3. It takes around 20 minutes.
Nearest airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport, (IGI, IATA: DEL) is located about 16 km (9.9 mi) from New Delhi city centre.
For more information see section TravelInfo/Airports/Delhi/Indira Gandhi International Airport,
Buses: The Inter-state Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Kasmere Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar are the three main bus terminals in Delhi. Various state-operated and privetely run buses operate in and out Delhi on a daily basis.
Get around: Delhi is connected by metro system. To use the system, either buy a smart card and load it with credit or buy a token each time you want to ride the metro.
All parts of Delhi are connected by buses. They are cheap, but also quite crowded most of the time.
Hop On Hop Off (HOHO) bus service is operated by Delhi Tourism.
Delhi is well-serviced by smartphone-app based cab-service providers. Popular services are Ola, Uber and Meru.
Auto rickshaws (also called tuk-tuk or simply autos) are good for shorter trips.
Cycle rickshaws are good for short distances, or places which are too far to walk but too short for taking a bus/taxi/auto rickshaw.
By road: Delhi is linked to all main cities of India by a network of highways.
The distance from Delhi to Agra is about 233 km (144.7 mi) via Taj Express Highway/Yamuna Expy. It takes around 4 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Jaipur is about 281 km (174.6 mi) via NH 48. It takes around 5 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Chandigarh is about 260 km (161.5 mi) via NH 44. It takes around 4-5 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Shimla is about 342 km (212 mi) via NH 44 and NH5. It takes around 7-8 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Mumbai is about 1,415 km (879 mi) via NH 48. It takes around 24 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Kolkata is about 1,490 km (926 mi) via NH19. It takes around 26 hours.
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