New Delhi is the political capital of India since old times. It is also known as Indraprastha. Delhi has an interesting and very active nightlife, though, because it has a large population of young and wealthy Indians. The old part of the city is very ancient and was once the capital for the Muslim rulers between 12th and 19th century. It is the epicenter of the nation's politics, economy and culture. History is alive and throbbing in Delhi, the capital of India.
Sight Seeing - Delhi known as the commercial hub has a number of tourist attractions to offer. It is a political capital of India beautifully reflects the old world charm as well as the modernity of the western world. Delhi Places of Interest are Jantar Mantar, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Purana Quila, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Safdarjung's Tomb, Lakshmi Narayan Mandir and Akshardham Mandir.
Travel and communication in Delhi is simpler than any other metro cities. Delhi is well connected by Air, Train and Roads.
By Air: All the major National and International Air Lines have their flights operating from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. The airport has a bureaux de change, tourist information counters, snack bars, duty-free stores, a restaurant, 24-hour taxi counters and car rental booths.
By Train: New Delhi is the main hub for Indian The Indian Railway with their modern and organized network connects Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India. There are three important Railway Stations in Delhi namely New Delhi Rly. Station, Old Delhi Rly. Station and Hazarat Nizamuddin Rly. Station.
By Road: Delhi is well connected by road to all major destinations in North India. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi Transport Corporations of the neighbouring states provide frequent bus services.
Prepaid Taxi & Auto available from airport (Domestic & International), all Railway Stations and Bus terminals & other important places.
Climate October to March would be the appropriate time to visit Delhi. It is always recommended for the tourists to think over their time of journey to enjoy the place completely with no problems regarding climate and so on. When planning a trip remember that the city is best in winter and in its fleeting spring. About 160 kilometers south of the Himalayas Delhi feels every chilly blast that lashes the snowcapped mountains. The season is marked with light rainfall, frosty winds and an all-enveloping fog.
The summer consequently is as hot as the winter is cold. The mercury, itself in danger of dehydration, soars to 47*C. One has to be carefully prepared before venturing out as heat strokes and dehydration are the order of the day. Violent dust storms and hot winds - locally dubbed loo - are part and parcel of the hot and dry Delhi summer.
Delhi is unique in that it has representative outlets for the handicrafts of each Indian state. This in it self presents a staggering array of goods, and at very affordable prices. For visitors to Delhi, shopping is high on the list of "things to do". Tourists find a wide choice of items- such as carpets, silks, jewellery, leather and silver ware, handicrafts and hand printed cotton - that are synonymus with India.