Delhi Tourism

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.

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Delhi

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

    • Air Pollution 88.43 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 77.86 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.41 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 73.45 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 64.26 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 76.75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 79.1 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 52.84 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Delhi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Delhi.

    • Burglary and Theft 55.59 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 56.42 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 56.49 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 82.83 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 57.3 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.53 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 56.52 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 46.2 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 58.94 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 27.43 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 54.51 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 39.38 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.83 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Delhi is 84.62 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 40.48 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 58.9 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 91.72 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 56.2 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 27.63 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 66.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.16 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 63.02 (Low)
    • 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.

  • 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 4.96 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 57.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.57 USD

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

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