About Delhi

Delhi - Important Information
  Area   1483 Sq. Km.
  Population   12,791, 458 (2001)
  Altitude   216 m
  Languages   Hindi, English, Punjabi
  Religion   Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity
  Best Time to Visit   October to March
   STD Code   011

Delhi, the capital of India, has a hot and humid climate for most of the season.

Summer Season: This season starts from April and continues till June. The average temperature of New Delhi during summer ranges from 25º C to 46º C.

Winter Season: In comparison to summer, winters are short. Winter Season starts from the end of November and continues till February-March. Temperatures fall substantially down to as low as 3 to 4º C at the peak of winter.

Monsoon (Rainy Season): The city does not witness much of rainy season. The monsoon lasts from July to September. October sees the end of the monsoon but it is reasonably pleasant.

Time: GMT +5.5.

Electricity: 240 volts, 50Hz.

Money: The currency is the Rupee (INR), which is divided into 100 paisa.

Travelling in Delhi
The local transportation is the lifeline of the capital city of New Delhi. More than half of the population in Delhi is dependent on local transport for commuting purposes. The means & modes of transport in New Delhi are many. Read on to get more information.

Buses
Buses One of the cheapest modes of transport in Delhi consists of the local buses. Almost all the buses in Delhi are owned either by the State-owned Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) or the private contractors.

Taxis
Taxis are easily available in Delhi for hiring purposes. The taxis are mostly operated by DTC, the Indian Tourism Ministry and various private operators. They are available both for local commuting as well as long distance purposes. However, they are a more expensive mode of travelling.

Auto Rickshaws
Auto Rickshaws fall in between taxis and buses. They are more expensive than buses but cheaper then taxis. Also, they are easily available as they can be flagged from the road. However, one has to be careful while hiring autos. This is because most of the autos drivers refuse to ply by the meter. If this happens, one should bargain a little and fix the fare in advance, before hiring the auto.

Delhi Metro
The local transportation of Delhi boasts of the recently introduced Delhi Metro. Metro has still not reached all the parts of Delhi but it is under construction and some of the routes have been completed and are already operational. The fare of Metro is quite reasonable and the journey amounts to a pleasurable experience. Dwarka is connected to the metro and is easily accessible to most parts of New Delhi.

HISTORY OF DELHI
Delhi the capital of India, has a rich history. It comprises of seven cities within it, even though plundered innumerable times, Delhi still remains a mystery in itself.The city beautifully encloses magnificent landmarks and monuments of its past that themselves narrate the story of their glorious past. Facilities and opportunities in the capital have attracted Indians from far-flung corners of the country,making it a melting pot of all sorts.
On the other hand, the presence of diplomatic and trade missions, the growing number of multi-national companies and influx of tourists and visiting professionals have given the city, a cosmopolitan air. The contrast between rambling Old Delhi and well planned New Delhi is immense, and it's interesting to spend time exploring both.

Below is a list of few places to visit in Delhi.

Monuments and Forts Museums
• India Gate
• Jantar Mantar
• Lodhi Tomb
• Parliament House
• Qutab Minar
• Rashtrapati Bhavan
• Red Fort
• Safdarjung Tomb
• Old Fort
• Raj Ghat
• Gandhi Museum
• Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
• International Dolls Museum
• National Museum
• National Museum Of Natural History
• National Philatelic Museum
• Nehru Museum & Planetarium
• Rail Museum
• The National Gallery Of Modern Art
• Children`s Museum
• Crafts Museum
• Rail Museum

Shopping Religious Places
• Chandni Chowk
• Connaught Place
• Dilli Haat
• Hauz Khas Village
• Karol Bagh
• Janpath Market
• Khan Market
• Sarojini Market
• Rajouri Garden Market
• Chattarpur Mandir
• Hanuman Mandir
• ISKCON Temple
• Lakshmi Narayan Temple
• Lotus Temple
• Akshardham Temple
• Jama Masjid
• Gurdwara Rakabganj
• Gurdwara Banglasahib

Gardens
• Mughal Gardens
• Lodhi Gardens
• Garden Of Five Senses
• Budha Jayanti Park
• National Zoological Park


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