Delhi is a treasure trove of Indian history, bridging two different worlds endowed with a multitude of complexities and contradictions. Here Time past and Time present co-exist in unquestioning harmony. Being the seat of the Government and a hub for all national development, the capital city of India is catching up with all the technological intricacies and magical advancements of the modern era with fervour, while showcasing its past glory The City of Djinns is home to 155 national monuments and around 1,000 culturally important places built at different times.
With the imprint of an unending host of kingdoms and dynasties that ruled here through the ages, Delhi has come to be an extraordinary and mystical mosaic of medieval fortifications, Mughal mausoleums, places of worship, dusty old world bazaars, colonial grandeur and mega malls. Shahjahanabad, as Delhi was known in the 17th century, built by the Mughals, is perhaps one of the first examples of urban planning that humankind has witnessed. In Mehrauli, which is the oldest urban settlement of the city, stands the magnificent Qutub Minar, built in the 12th century that never fails to amaze. While Old Delhi is the gateway to many such haunting souvenirs of history, New Delhi or Lutyen’s Delhi is an impressive expression of 20th Century garden city principles. It is hard for a traveller not to be overwhelmed by the cultural assortment the city offers, as they travel back in time with its cultural richness and then back to contemporary world class facilities and services that it has to offer.
For more information on the tourist attractions of Delhi we suggest you consult the website of Delhi Tourism:
For more information on the gastronomic delights that Delhi has to offer please consult:
Weather in Delhi
With an average temperature between 22 degree Celsius during the day and 10 degree Celsius at night, the weather in Delhi and most parts of India during December is exceedingly pleasant. The evenings can get a bit chilly but can be well managed with a light jacket or a shawl.
Delhi Metro Rail Network
The best mode of traveling in the most economical yet efficient manner is through the Delhi Metro Rail Service. Their facilities are modern; they have a station close to most of the destinations. Traveling in Delhi Metro is safe, quick & convenient. Click on the link to check out the routes and stations - Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
HOHO (Hop On Hop Off) Bus Service
Sightseeing tours are popular in cities all over the world. Organized tours are expensive, rigid and need definite planning in advance. The Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus service provides sightseeing options to tourists who are willing to explore Delhi with a more flexible schedule. These tours are conducted in specially designed buses which move continuously along a route, allowing tourists to board or alight at any of the pick-up/drop off points. The route of these buses covers monuments, museums, galleries, gardens, shopping malls, hotels and bazaars. All in all, the service is designed to provide a complete experience of the city to a tourist. For further information log on to:
Radio Taxis are available for local commuting as well as long distance purposes. Hiring a cab in Delhi allow you to get the cab number and driver's mobile number as well.
The radio taxis are fitted with GPRS technology, digital fare meters and thermal printers for issuing bill/receipt etc. The billing is done on a per kilometre basis from point to point. Radio cabs are available 24x7 in Delhi.
A few leading radio taxi operators' numbers:
Easy Cab: 91-11-43434343
Meru Cabs: 91-11-44224422
Mega cab: 91-11-41414141