Delhi Tourism

Visit Delhi - Best of Delhi

A city covered with mysteries that needs to be unwrapped and a history that needs to be read over and over again. That’s how many travelogues have described Delhi most of the time. Its colorful beauty, free-spirited nature and magical aura have made people fall in love with Delhi. Hence, they lovingly call it ‘Dilwale’ city. Being a metropolitan city, Delhi has become home for people coming from every corner of India. That’s why, it is often said to be the multicultural hub of India. As you wander in the city, Delhi let you visit past and present at the same time. For instance, while the old Delhi keeps you in awe of the brilliant Mughal architectural work, New Delhi showcase how metro life look like. Similarly, Delhi looks the most vibrant city when you visit places like Hauz Khas Village. While on the other hand, Lal Quila let you know the ancient history of the city. For shopaholics, nothing can beat the collection of Chandni Chowk.

Its spell doesn’t end here. When it comes to festivals, Delhi’s calendar is filled with numerous festivals. Starting from Lahori festival in January and Holi in March to Dussehra in October and Christmas in December; Delhi let you feel the flavor of every festivals in India. That’s why; you will find that many travelers visit Delhi, especially to enjoy their festive mood. This has somewhat influenced tourism of Delhi in a positive way.

Delhi is full of colors that can leave a lasting impression in your mind. Hence, when you plan to visit India, make sure you don’t miss out Delhi. There are lot of things to do in Delhi which will make your visit memorable one. Each one of you should visit Delhi city at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Delhi.

Delhi Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Delhi tips for your visit

Time Zone:

IST (UTC +5:30)

Currency:

Their official currency is Rupee (₹)

Electricity and Internet:

  • Voltage: 220 V and 240V AC.
  • For internet , free Wi-Fi  access are available in some of the hotels; Internet access in just 10 rupees is also available near Delhi railway station  

Languages:

Hindi is another common language the locals speak.

Security:

  • Avoid walking alone in the late evening hours, especially in deserted areas
  • Avoid travelling during wee hours as you might face huge traffic, especially during weekdays.
  •  Beware of pickpocketers in local trains

Emergency numbers:

  • 100 - Police Control Room,
  • 101 – Fire control room,
  • 102 – Ambulance Helpline,
  • 1099 – Centralised Accidents & Trauma Services,
  • 1092 - Ambulance Helpline, Delhi;
  • 1091 - Women’s Helpline 

Tourist Traps:

  • If you are hiring a taxi via online, the fare comes at a much lower rate as compare to the ones waiting on the street. Hiring these road side taxis might make you extra for a short trip.
  • Avoid going to the shops that your tourist guide might influence you to go for shopping.
More about Delhi

Facts and Stats for Delhi*

  • Pollution Statistics in Delhi

    Know the pollution level of Delhi before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 89.04 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 79.85 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.24 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 74.59 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 66.01 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 77.8 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 79.34 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 52.99 (Moderate)
  • Delhi: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Delhi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Delhi.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.2 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55.81 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.74 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 82.93 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 57.58 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.91 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 56.54 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 46.26 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 58.4 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 26.91 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.87 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 39.3 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.66 (Moderate)
  • Living in Delhi - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Delhi is 82.11 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 40.83 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 58.9 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 92.71 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 54.7 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 31.13 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.87 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.35 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 66.12 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Delhi

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Delhi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.61 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 61.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.24 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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