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Delhi is a sprawling and ancient city of 13 million people in northern India. New Delhi, the national capital, forms a small part of the wider metropolis. Most people, however, use New Delhi and Delhi interchangeably to mean the greater city of Delhi.
Old Delhi today has a rich and colourful character, stemming from its organic growth over several centuries and its still somewhat medieval ambience, majestic monuments, labyrinthine alleys, crowds of beggars and street-vendors, bazaars of jewellry market at Dariba Kalan, the embroidery brocade market at Kinari Bazar or the parathewali Gali (Indian bread street) all within the limits of Chandni Chowk (literally, “moonlit square”). A cycle Rickshaw tour through the winding lanes and by-lanes will show you all it has!
In contrast the New Delhi of Edwin Lutyens - who besides the city, designed the vice-regal palace to represent "the ideal of British Empire", sadly thereafter the Viceroys ruled only for 16 years, while even today after 60 years of independence it is still called Lutyens Delhi, and something of the empire lives on in the British tradition. The Beating of the Retreat in the square below the palace, replayed every Republic Day when the sun goes down showing off the monumental pink sandstone of the secretariat, where the bands assemble to play, besides others the English hymn "Abide with Me", reminiscent one of the Colonial past!
Today Delhi is growing at a breathless pace, beyond the scattered citadels of erstwhile dynasties and far beyond the ken of the colonial and latter-day town plan. Delhites display an amazing ability to adjust to influences from various communities and regions yet retain their culture.
The National Capital Territory of Delhi is split out into nine administrative districts drawn out around new and historical cities that now make up, what most people think of when people say "Delhi". The National Capital Territory includes New Delhi, the capital of India.
Delhi is a modern and vibrant city, but also contains remnants of several cities attributed to its long history as a seat of power in the Indian subcontinent. Many of the vestiges of these ancient cities make for interesting day trips for those looking for an extended stay in Delhi. The ancient cities include: Indraprasta, Dhili, Mehrauli, Siri, Tuglaqabad, Jahanpanah, Ferozabad, Shergah, Lodi Complex, Shahjahanabad (now called "Old Delhi) and Lutyens (now New Delhi).
There are quite literally hundreds of neighbourhoods in Delhi, each functioning with it's own local market, main roads, parks and community resources.
Going clubbing is comparatively expensive in Delhi and is more something for the upper income classes. However, nightlife activities become increasingly popular and more and more local people are able to afford it. Besides, there are plenty of other cultural events, mostly for free. Newspapers including the Hindustan Times and The Times of India carry daily and weekly listings and information on interesting events. For Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore the famous Time Out magazine is published and gives you lots of ideas of what is up in the city. In Delhi there are other local magazines such as First City and Delhi Diary.
But also outside of Delhi there is a very lively cultural scene. If you are willing to adjust a little bit, you will be able to make the most of the local festivities and religious observances you are most likely to encounter. Ask around in Delhi to learn about things that are happening. Often you will end up being a guest of honour at a marriage or shaking a leg during some lively celebrations.
There are several walking tour operators in Delhi and walking tours of heritage sites are an experience that should be tried out at least once during your Delhi visit. Some of the better known walking tour operators are: Delhi heritage walks with scheduled walks each Sunday, India Offtrack which offers unique single day and multiple day tours by professionals in other fields ranging from photojournalism to women's empowerment who have a common interest and fascination for their city's heritage sites, Intach heritage walks which offers scheduled walks led by enthusiastic volunteers at INR 50 per person.
For those interested in shopping, there is a range of shopping venues from Sarojini Nagar market for street shopping of export surplus or slightly defective products to the Greater Kailash extension I and II for shopping on the high end. Products on offer at Dilli Haat varies according to who has rented out the stalls at any given time but the concept and design of Dilli Haat - where the rural producers/ sellers from all over India can directly rent out stalls and sell their products is nice. Mainly sarees, shawls and sometimes handicrafts such as jewellery or 'jhootis' (shoes) can be found here. Live music performances, regional food stalls all add to a unique ambience. Hauz Khas village has a range of designer boutiques where prices are significantly higher than in other places but what is on offer is quite exquisite and arty and does not confound you with a vast offering so well worth a visit. A significant number of malls have opened in the suburbs of Gurgaon and Noida and for those interested in western style clothing and brands, the malls would be interesting.
Republic Day is a National Holiday commemorating India's new constitution in 1950 and the declaration of independence of 1930. Every January 26th, Delhi puts on a fantastic exciting show of strength with the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi. Enormous crowds gather along the route to remember the sacrifice that was made during and since Independence, salute India's exemplary citizens and watch the colourful procession of armed forces in full battle regalia. Before you think airplanes and tanks aren't your thing, consider:
Even if large crowds aren't your thing, you can come a day or two early and while you are catching some of Delhi's must-see sights, you'll be sure to glimpse parading elephants, camels and soldiers rehearsing along the route.
Phool Walong Ki Sair means "procession of florists" and every September, at the end of the rainy season there is a secular 3-day celebration of the florists of India, including an enchanting procession of musicians, dancers and large floral displays that weave around the Mehrauli Bazaar. Cultural troupes from different regions of India perform dances, plays and songs, giving the festival a national flair. At any time of the year, Mehrauli's flower market is worth a visit even if you aren't in town for the festival.
Delhi, like most of India, has three seasons. In general, from June to October the country is influenced by wet monsoon from the southwest. The coolest, driest time is from December to February, when light northerly winds bring clear skies and little rain. From March to May, Delhi becomes hotter and hotter and the drought continues. The rains only come when the wind turns again to the southwest. Summer temperatures are extremely high from March to June, just below 40 °C on average, but over 45 °C has been recorded. The rainy season typically starts in June and continues through to September. Winter daytime temperatures are nice, but nights can be chilly, with temperatures occasionally reaching freezing. In December and January fog can also be an issue, preventing you from enjoying some of the sights of the city and even causing frequent delays to flights and occasionally even affecting trains. Even so, December to February is the best period to visit, as you avoid the hot weather and the rainy months.
|Avg Max||20.8 °C||23.7 °C||29.7 °C||36.1 °C||39.8 °C||39.4 °C||35.2 °C||33.7 °C||34 °C||32.9 °C||28 °C||22.7 °C|
|Avg Min||7.7 °C||10.3 °C||15.4 °C||21.5 °C||26.2 °C||28.3 °C||27.1 °C||26.3 °C||24.7 °C||19.4 °C||12.8 °C||8.4 °C|
|Rainfall||20.6 mm||21.5 mm||14.7 mm||11.1 mm||17 mm||68.3 mm||197.8 mm||205.5 mm||129.3 mm||20.5 mm||3.7 mm||8.8 mm|
The Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) serves Delhi and is one of the busiest airports in southern Asia and the biggest in India itself. Recently, it has improved a lot and has become bigger, safer and more convenient. In 2010, a new terminal will be added in time for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in October.
International flights are numerous. Air India has flights from Delhi to Chicago, Dammam, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jeddah, London, New York, Osaka, Paris, Riyadh, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington, D.C..
Indian Airlines flies from Delhi to Bangkok, Dubai, Kabul, Kathmandu, Muscat, Sharjah and Singapore, while Jet Airways serves London, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Brussels, Dhaka, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, Singapore and Toronto.
Several dozens of airlines have many other places served, including Amsterdam, Moscow, Almaty, Beijing, Mauritius, Seoul, Vienna, Rome, Taipei, Guangzhou, Addis Ababa, Helsinki, Bahrain, Kuwait, Munich, Tehran, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Karachi, Amman, Kabul, Colombo, Zürich, Istanbul and Tashkent.
Besides this it has two other domestic terminals for flight departures to other parts of the country and one domestic terminal for all arrivals from all over India. Destinations throughout India include Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Agra, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Jaipur, Udaipur, Nagpur, Jodhpur and Goa, among many more cities.
The airport is connected to Delhi by the Delhi Airport Metro Express train line and the 8-lane Delhi Gurgaon Expressway. Low floor buses regularly run between the airport and the city. DTC operates several buses to the airport. The Delhi Mass Rapid Transit System will connect the new Terminal 3 with Delhi city.
You can find prepaid taxi booths at the airport. They are operated under the direct supervision of the traffic police. It helps to avert over-charging, refusal, misbehaviour or harassment by the drivers. You simply go there, tell where you want to go, and then a duly signed receipt indicating the taxi number, destination, service charges, and the fare will be given to you.
Train services only link to Pakistan during times of peace and are not very reliable. There are numerous trains connecting the rest of India though. There are two main stations in Delhi: (Old) Delhi train station in Old Delhi, and New Delhi train station at Paharganj. There’s also the Nizamuddin train station, south of Sunder Nagar, where various trains (usually for south-bound destinations) start or finish. Many trains between Delhi and Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Udaipur operate to and from Sarai Rohilla train station, about 4 kilometres northwest of Connaught Place
Delhi is connected by highways to most major Indian cities. By road one can easily visit nearby historical places like Jaipur, Agra and also hill stations in Himachal Pradesh.
Good Luxury buses are advised for road travel. Delhi’s main bus station is the Inter State Bus Terminal, north of the (Old) Delhi train station. There are numerous services to other Indian cities. There are services to Jaipur (six hours, several services daily between 6:00am and midnight), Udaipur (15 hours, one daily service at 7:30pm), Ajmer (nine hours, daily at 7:30pm, 10:00pm and 11:15pm) and Jodhpur (11 hours, one daily service at 10:00pm). Buses connect many more cities, but sometimes travelling by train on long journeys is far more comfortable and faster as well.
Not really an option here.
For short trips within Delhi you will normally use an auto-rickshaw. For 10 kilometres all the way across Delhi, for example, you should pay Rs.80. As the drivers sometimes try to charge strangers (but also locals) a highly over-priced fee, it is all about bargaining, which can be lots of fun. At the same time these experiences will be a good practice for other daily situations. Taxis are around double the auto-rickshaw price but also more comfortable. Take one if you want to have a nostalgic ride in the typical black and yellow Ambassador cars, which were copies of the 1950s British Morris.
The Delhi Metro is a world class rapid transit system which became operational from December 2002. The metro uses both elevated and underground lines and has received the ISO 14001 certification for environmentally friendly construction. Currently three lines are operational covering many parts of the city. A dedicated metro line from the International Airport to New Delhi railway station is currently under construction and is scheduled to become operational by September 2010. An ambitious plan is in place to connect Delhi with its adjoining areas by additional metro lines, which will become fully functional by 2020, taking the length of all lines to 413 kilometres.
There is a choice of tickets to choose from:
Most of the city buses plying in Delhi are non air-conditioned and can be quite uncomfortable during the summer months. Recently a fleet of A/C buses have been introduced on select routes and many more such buses will be introduced in the coming years.
Walks are recommended in the historic Delhi areas, such as Old Delhi and Mehrauli, in the evenings when the city is buzzing with activity. Summer months (April to June) can be extremely hot and is not recommended to cover the city on foot especially during the day.
You can hire bikes in small colonies and residential areas. City limits are too congested and over populated to even think of biking. Leave it for visit in small towns.
Delhi has eateries to suit every palate and pocket. The chaats are the best but you get food from throughout the world.
In Delhi most of the people drink tap water (which is often not safe to drink). For the tourists packed bottled water is recommended. It is easily available all over Delhi (but make sure that the seal is not broken). The popular brands are Bisleri, Aquafina and Kinley. The average cost is Rs.15 per bottle of 1 liter. You can also request your hosts to boil water for you to consume or request filtered water in hotels and restaurants.
Alcoholic drinks are always comparatively expensive. A bottle of local beer costs around Rs.60 in the shop but restaurants, bars and clubs will charge you between Rs.120 to Rs.350 or even more. So going out (in the sense of Western nightlife) costs in Delhi about the same as in other expensive cities around the world.
|Aashiana Guest House||C-6/6516 Vasant Kunj||Guesthouse||62|
|Ahuja's Bed & Breakfast||M-89, Greater Kailash-1||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Ashoka International||3382, Christion Colony D.B.Gupta Road Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Astoria Bed & Breakfast||11A W.E.A. Channa Market Karol Bagh New Delhi||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|At Vasant Kunj, Home stay||C2 Flat 2038, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070||Hostel||-|
|Bajaj Indian Home Stay||8A/34, W.E.A. Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Lisas Homestay||15/2 Kalkaji Extension near Nehru Place||Guesthouse||75|
|De holiday inn||2218, Raj Guru Road Cuna mandi Pahar Ganj||Hotel||70|
|Grand President New Delhi||17A/8 w.e.a Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Home Away From Home||RZ-146/9 Gaushala Marg Kishangarh Vasant Kunj||Guesthouse||-|
|Hostel Indian Blues||10/9, Kalkaji Extension opp. Nehru Place||Hostel||-|
|Hotel Ajanta||36, Arakashan Road Ram Nagar||Hotel||72|
|Hotel Anmol Deluxe||17A/36; WEA; Gurudwara Road||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Apra International||15a/57 W.E.A Ajmal Kh Opp Roopak Store Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Ashiana||50, Ara Kashan Road,ram nagar,pahar ganj.||Hotel||68|
|Hotel Astoria||11A/28, W.E.A. Channa Market Karol Bagh||HOTEL||73|
|Hotel Blue Sapphire||3351-54, Christian Colony, Bank Street, Karol Bagh,||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Chanchal Continental||8524, Arakashan Road Behind Shiela Cinema||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Chanchal Deluxe||8575, Arakashan Road, Behind Shiela Cinema||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Chand Palace||54, Arakashan Road, Pahar Ganj, Near Nav Shakti School||Hotel||68|
|Hotel Clark International||5/47, W.E.A., Saraswati Marg, Karol Bag||Hotel||75|
|Hotel Classic New Delhi||17A/59, W.E.A., Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Cosmo||7A/40 W.E.A Channa Market Karol bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Delhi City Centre||8633-45, Arakashan Road Ram Nagar||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Durga Deluxe||5/40 W.E.A, Saraswati Marg Karol Bagh, New Delhi||Hotel||65|
|Hotel Express66||Thapar chamber 2,D.B. Gupta road||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Grand Park Inn||1041/17, Abdul Rahman Road, Naiwalan Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Grand Peepal||4/1 w.e.a | saraswati marg karol bagh||Hotel||69|
|HOSTEL IVORY||14A/27, W.E.A Channa Market||Hostel||74|
|Hotel Kelson||2339 - 41 Raj Guru Rd, Chuna Mandi Pahar Ganj||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Lal's Haveli||8892-95 Multani Dhanda Pahar Ganj||Hotel||76|
|Hotel Legend International||8525 Hotel Lane, Arakashan Road Paharganj||Hotel||73|
|Hotel Maharaja Continental||8194/6 Arakashan Road Paharganj||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Maurya Heritage||7A/58, W.E.A. Channa Market Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Metro City||12A/66, Saraswati Marg, W.E.A., Channa Market Karol Bagh, New Delhi-110005||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Naman Palace||4/32, W. E. A Saraswati Marg Karol Bagh,||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Namaskar||917, Chandiwalan, Main Bazar Paharganj||Hotel||59|
|Hotel New Hindustan International||2503,Nalwa Street Chuna Mandi Pahar Ganj||Hotel||74|
|Hotel Orchid Garden||51/1 D.B.Gupta Road Opp. Khalsa College ,Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Pallvi Palace||8572 Arakashan road Paharganj||Hotel||68|
|Hotel Parkway Deluxe||8591, Qutab Road Near New Delhi Railway Station||Hotel||65|
|Hotel Patel Continental||8/10 East Patal Nagar||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Pearl Plaza||2348 Rajguru Road Chuna Mandi, Pahar Ganj,||Guesthouse||72|
|Hotel Prince Polonia||2325-26, Tilak Gali, Behind Imperial Cinema Chuna Mandi, Paharganj,||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Rahul Palace||5/3, W.E.A., Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Raunak Plaza||12A/29, W.E.A., Saraswati Marg Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Red Castle||7A/78 W.E.A. Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Roxy DX.||2288 Raj Guru, Chuna Mandi , Pahar Ganj Pahar Ganj||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Royal Holidays||17A/35, W.E.A. Karol Bagh Near Jessa Ram Hospital||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Shivam International||1335, Sangatrashan Pahar Ganj New Delhi||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Singh International||4/64, Padam Singh Road, Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Southern||18/2 Arya Samaj Road Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Sri Nanak Continental||2222 Hardhiyan Singh Road , Karol Bagh, New Delhi||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Star Palace||HOTEL STAR PALACE, 4590, MAIN BAZAR PAHAR GANJ||Hotel||66|
|Hotel Star Paradise||HOTEL STAR PARADISE, 4582, MAIN BAZAR PAHAR GANJ, NEW DELHI||Hotel||65|
|Hotel Star View||HOTEL STAR VIEW, 5136/1, MAIN BAZAR PAHAR GANJ||Hotel||66|
|Hotel Star Villa||HOTEL STAR VILLA, 98-99, KRISHNA GALI, MAIN BAZAR, PAHAR GANJ||Hotel||67|
|Hotel Sun City||11 A / 34, W.E.A. Channa Market||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Sunstar||8A/33 W.E.A. Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Swati Deluxe||17A/32 W.E.A.Gurudwara Road Karol Bagh Opposite Jessaram Fortis Hospital||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Tara Palace||419 esplanade Road , Old cycle Market Opp. Red Fort||Hotel||68|
|Hotel Unistar||3382, Christion Colony D.B Gupta Road, Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Vishal Heritage||5/11 W.E.A Saraswati Marg Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Vishal Residency||12A/37 W.E.A Saraswati Margkarol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Welcome Palace||17A/12,W.E.A, Gurudwara Road, Opp. Jessa Ram Hospi||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Yuvraj||38 Arakashan Road Ram Nagar||Hotel||-|
|Incredible Home Stay||8A/98, W.E.A, Karol Bagh||Hotel||75|
|Kailash Regency||18/4 kailash house , old rejendra nagar , new delh 18/3 main bazar marg , old rajendra nagar , new de||Hotel||-|
|La Sagrita Tourist Home||14, Sunder Nagar,||Hotel||75|
|Lemon Tree Hotel East Delhi Mall||Plot No.1, Kaushambhi Ghaziabad||Hotel||-|
|Majors Den Guest House||2314 Tilak Gali Lakshmi Narain Street , Behind Imperial Cinema, Pa||Guesthouse||-|
|Maya's Nest||C2 Flat 2038 Vasant Kunj||HOSTEL||84|
|On The House||B-4/120 Safdarjung Enclave||Guesthouse||-|
|Pablas International||Address: 12A/22 W.E.A Saraswati Marg, Karol Bagh,||Hotel||72|
|Pawan Plaza||7A/9,WE.A , Channa Market Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Ridge View Guest House||Main Shankar Road||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Royal Palace||11A/27, W.E.A Channa Market||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Sai International||2324 chunamandi Paharganj||Hotel||-|
|Siddharth Guest House||4830,laddu ghati , main bazar,pahargang,newdelhi -1||Guesthouse||-|
|Smyle Inn||916, Gali Chandi Wali, Main Bazaar Paharganj 110055||Hostel||77|
|Hotel Sunstar Heritage||8A/43 W.E.A. Channa market Karol bagh||HOTEL||-|
|The Ivory Hostel||14A/27,Channa Market, Karol Bagh||Hostel||74|
|The Suncourt Hotel Yatri||8A/33 W.E.A. Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Traditional Inn||A-248 In Bunker Ashok Vihar Phase.IV Near Bharat Nagar Police Station||Hotel||-|
|Vivek Hotel||1534-50 Main Bazaar Paharganj||Hotel||66|
|Hotel Swati||15A/56, WEA Karol Bagh Near Jainson, Ajmal Khan Road||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Aura||31, Arakashan Road Paharganj||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Lakshmi Palace||6 /65 W E A Gurudwara Road Karol Bagh,||Hotel||-|
|India Luxury Homes||S 504 Greater Kailash 1||Guesthouse||-|
|Clark Greens - Airport Hotel & Spa Resorts||G-1, Pushpanjali Farms Dwarka Link Road Bijwasan||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Surya Shelter||4/33,w.e.a., Saraswati Marg, Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Nirvana Hostel||e 22 Prayavaran Complex Ignou Road||Hostel||-|
|Cartel Palace||8a/49, w.e.a.channa market Karol Bagh||Hotel||54|
|Hotel Shimla Heritage||7a/36.w.e.a.channa market Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel City Palace||ak-12 ara kashan road behind shiela cinema near sa||HOTEL||-|
|Villa 29 Homes||C 29, South extension Part 2||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Prince International||14A/24, W.E.A. Channa Market Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Wood Castle||8A/7G, W.E.A. Channa Market Karol Bagh||Hostel||91|
|Hostel New King||15/16 ram dwara road main bazar ,pahar ganj-55||Hostel||70|
|Hotel Megha Palace||39 / 3 Old Rajinder Nagar||Hotel||-|
|The Corbett Camp Retreat||Jim Corbett National Park||Campsite||-|
|Urban Ashram||D-12 Hauz Khas||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Indraprastha||17A/54, W.E.A. Karol Bagh||Hotel||73|
|Hotel White House||14-A/4, W.E.A., Channa Market Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Metro Heights||8/35, Wea, Padam Singh road Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Pamposh Guest House||M - 83 Greater Kailash II (Market)||Guesthouse||-|
|Ashoka International||3382, D.B.Gupta Road Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Hindustan International||8220 A, Arakashan Road Pahar Ganj||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Paras International||5/25 W.E.A Karol Bagh New Salasar / Roppak||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Raunak International||4/70, W. E. A. Krishna Market||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Hari Piorko||4775, Main Bazar Paharganj||Hotel||71|
|Hotel Amax Inn||8145/6 Arakashan Road Pahar Ganj||Hotel||72|
|South Indian Hotel||10211Padam Singh Road (Ajmal Khan Road) Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel BB Palace||2638-2642 Bank Street Furudwara Road karol bagh New Delhi||Hotel||-|
|Le Sancy||7a/47 w.e.a Chenna Market Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel De Continental||8a\44 w.e.a.Channa Market Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Pleasure Hotels & Resorts||CD 11, opposite Shiv Mandir Chirag Delhi New Delhi -17||Hotel||-|
|Hostel Yes Boss||875, Gali Chandi Wai Main Bazar, Paharganj -55 In||Hostel||73|
|Hotel The Spot||867-868 chandiwali gali main bazar,pahar ganj||HOSTEL||75|
|Hotel Kingston Park||8/5, W.E.A. Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Sunrise||4/52, WEA, Saraswati Marg Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Le Grand||2031 / 33 Gali No 7 Chitra Gupta Road Pahar Ganj||Hotel||-|
|Tarangi Spa||B - 9, Sector 27 Noida||Hotel||-|
|Riverine Woods||B - 9, Sector 27 Noida||Hotel||-|
|Trishul Lodge||B - 9, Sector 27 Noida||Guesthouse||-|
|Sat Tal Birding Camp||B - 9, Sector 27 Noida||Campsite||-|
|Gir Birding Lodge||B - 9, Sector 27 Noida||Guesthouse||-|
|Shaheen Bagh Cottage||B - 9, Sector 27 Noida||Guesthouse||-|
|Kafal House||B - 9, Sector 27 Noida||Guesthouse||-|
|Ambica Inn||L-60A Malviya Nagar||Guesthouse||-|
|Kuldeep Friends Hostel||T-279,Ram Dwara Road , General Market,Main Bazar||HOSTEL||73|
|Omni International||12A/21, W.E.A Saraswati marg Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Ashu Palace||12A/34, W.E.A. Karol Bagh, New Delhi||Hotel||-|
|Royal Residency||12A/23, W.E.A. SARASWATI MARG, KAROL BAGH||Hostel||-|
|Karat 87||16/21 W.E.A. Padam Singh Road Karol Bagh||Hostel||-|
|Hotel Park View||23/7 East Patel Nagar Main Market||Hotel||-|
|Hotel K. G. Palace||1656-57, Main Bazar Pahar Ganj||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Shell Deluxe||8126-29, rakashan Road Pahar Ganj||Hotel||-|
|Mystique Moments||4203C, Rani Bagh Pitampura||HOSTEL||77|
|Rockwell Plaza||5/14 W.E.A. Karol, Bagh||HOTEL||69|
|Megha Home Stay||K-50, Jang Pura Extention||Hostel||68|
|Hotel Daanish Residency||12a/19,w.e.a.,saraswati marg, karol bagh||Hotel||-|
|Snowwhite DX.||2433/34/35, Rajguru Road, Chuna Mandi, Pahar Ganj,||Hotel||-|
|Jyoti Mahal Guest House||2488-90, Dehind Imperial Cinema , Nalwa street, Ne||Guesthouse||74|
|Incredible Delhi Bed and Breakfast||D 393 Defence Colony||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Krishna||45,Arakashan Road, Pahar Ganj||HOTEL||-|
|HOTEL WEST INN||Cottage 11 , West Patel Nagar||Hostel||-|
|HOTEL EAST INN||11/22, Main Market||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Baba Deluxe||7795, Arakashan Road Pahar Ganj||Hotel||-|
|GJ Bed And Breakfast||E-46 Naraina Vihar||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Maple Inn||8595/1, D.B. Gupta Road, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi -55||Hotel||-|
|Chhoti Haveli||1006 Sector A Pocket A Vasant Kunj||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Sun Village||2508 -12, Nlwa Street, Chuna Mandi Paharganj (Behind Imperial Cinema)||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Atlanta Continental||7971, Arakshan Road, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi||Hotel||-|
|Hotel The Sunder||9776/8, Multani Dhanda, Sadar Thana Road Paharganj, New Delhi 110055||HOTEL||69|
|Hotel Elegant International||6/28, WEA, Ajman Khan Road, Karo Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Aman Palace||8A / 51, 52 W.E.A. Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Walnut Castle||18/10 Pusa lane, Pusa Road Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Ambica Deluxe||7A/68 WEA||Hotel||-|
|Vanson Villa||2531, Chuna Mandi, Pahar Ganj Near Mother Dairy||Hotel||77|
|Shalum Bed and Breakfast||A-32, Shree Balaji Apartments,Plot No 37, Sector-6 Dwarka||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Regent Hostel South Delhi||15-2 Kalkaji||HOSTEL||66|
|The Beaufort Inn||746, Jangpura, South Delhi||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel O'Delhi||8/32, Wea, Pusa Road Karol Bagh Near Jessa Ram Hospital||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Saar Inn||14/a, w.e.a, Karol Bagh,||Hotel||76|
|Hotel Sarthak Palace||14A/34 Karol Bagh W.E.A.||HOTEL||-|
|Sahib Hotel||7779, Ram Nagar, Arakarshan Road, Near New Delhi Railway Station, Pahar Ganj||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Star Plaza||5158, Krishna Market, Main Bazar, Pahar Ganj Pahar Ganj||Hotel||-|
|La Vista||938/3,Naiwala,illahi Bux Road Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|J P Residency||15A/28, W.E.A. Saraswati Marg Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Universe Inn||17A/51 W.E.A Ajmal Khan Road Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Hostel Le Alfanso||4/4 D.B Gupta Road Near Bank Of India Paharganj, New Delhi||HOSTEL||-|
|Mehar Castle||5 A/9, W.E.A., Karol Bagh,Puja Park||HOTEL||-|
|Pooja Palace||15A/11, W.E.A., Puja Park, Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Rupam||9A/35 W.E.A.Channa Market Karol Bagh||HOSTEL||75|
|Hotel Good Palace||15A/63 W.E.A. Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|SPB 87||17A/2, W.E.A. Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|The Pearl||7A/43, WEA, Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Vedas Heritage||8A/28 W.E.A Pusa Road, Channa Market Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Pitrashish Grand||59/37,New Rohtak Road Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|HARJAS PALACE||16/28, 1st Floor, Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Raj||8495, Arakasha Road, Paharganj,||HOTEL||67|
|Hotel Godwin Deluxe||8501/15, Arakashan Road, Ram Nagar, Paharganj,||HOTEL||74|
|Hotel Bless Inn||Raj Guru, Road, Chuna Mandi Pahar Ganj||Hotel||-|
|Red Fox Hotel, East Delhi||Plot No. 6, Community Center, Mayur Vihar Phase III||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Amantran||5129, Main Bazar Paharganj||Hotel||-|
|Arihant Inn||7a/69, W.EA, Channa Market||Hotel||68|
|Hotel Le Cosmos||9 Qutub Road, Pahraganj New Delhi Near New Delhi Railway Station||Hotel||-|
|Abu's Inn||163 Kharki Malviya Nagar||HOSTEL||-|
|Holy Cow Hostel||Paryavaran Complex E-23 Ignou Road||HOSTEL||-|
|Incredible Homestay||84/98 W.e.a Channa Market Karol Bagh||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Blue Sapphire||3351-54, Christian Colony Bank Street, Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Regale Inn||A-2 , CHITRANJAN PARK||Apartment||-|
|Golden Deluxe||.12A/7,W.E.A.,SARASWATI MARG, KAROL BAGH,NEW DELHI||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Intercity||17A/42 W.E.A. Jessa Ram Hospital Near Karol Bagh Metro Station||Hotel||-|
|Vardhman Inn||1521/27, naiwala, karol bagh||Hotel||-|
|Cottage Ganga Inn||Cottage Ganga Inn 1532, Bazar||Hotel||-|
|White House Continental||14-A/4, W.E.A., Channa Market||Hotel||-|
|Majestic Palace||4/35, W.E.A. Saraswati Marg, Karol Bagh||Apartment||-|
|Hotel Bonlon Inn||7A/39, W.E.A, Channa Market, Karol Bagh,||HOTEL||70|
|Hotel Hari Piorko||4775 (Near 6 Tooti Chawk) Main Bazar Paharganj||Apartment||-|
|Hotel RAMHAN||3/1, East Patel Nagar Behind Metro Station Patel Ngr||Hotel||-|
|CREST INN||4/27, W.E.A. Karol Bagh Saraswati Marg Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|AMAN PLAZA||11A/29, W.E.A. Channa Market,||Hotel||-|
|OM INTERNATIONAL||7/7 Desh Banshu Gupta Road Paharganj||Hotel||-|
|PAUL'S COURT||5/62, W.E.A, Karol Bagh, Ajmal||Hotel||-|
|THE LE GRAND||Near Rama Krishna Ashram Metro Chitra Gupta Road Street No-7, Pahar Ganj||Hotel||-|
|UDAY PALACE||1344/2, Gali Sangtrashan, Near Mother Dairy, Pahar Ganj,||Hotel||-|
|CENTRA INN||2503, Natwa Street Chuna Mandi Pahar Ganj||Hotel||-|
|DELHI PRIDE||12A/28, W.E.A Saraswati marg,||Hotel||-|
|VISTA INN||12A/27,WEA,Saraswati Marg Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|SUNSTAR HEIGHTS||8A/41, WEA Channa market, Karo||Hotel||-|
|SIAM ORCHID SUITES||15A/18,W.E.A SARASWATI MARG, K||Hotel||-|
|SKYRICH INTERNATIONAL||17A/19, W.E.A, Karol Bagh, New||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Siam International||10174/1,Gurudwara road, aryra KAROL BAGH,NEW DELHI||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Sunstar Residency||8A/50, W.E.A. Channa Market Carol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Pal Palace||16/67-68, Faiz Road Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Clark Surya||12- A/16, W. E. A, Saraswati Marg Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Payal||1182, Main Bazzar , Pahar Ganj||Hostel||79|
|Ria Residency||K-92, Wing A, Olof Palme Marg (Outer Ring Road), Near Police Post, Pratap Market, Munirka||HOSTEL||73|
|Blue Sapphire Inn||H NO 625 , SECTOR 37 FARIDABAD||Hotel||-|
|Lebua New Delhi||Plot No.3, Sector-10, District Center, Dwarka||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Metro Continental||15A/5 Pooja Park ,Karol Bagh Behind Metro Station||HOTEL||-|
|International House for Women||92A Sant Nagar East of Kailash||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel Grand Godwin||8502 / 41 Arakashan Road Ram Nagar, Paharganj||HOTEL||67|
|Hotel Sun International||79 Arakashan Road Ramnagar, Paharganj||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Today International||3/11 DB Gupta Road Paharganj New Delhi 10055 Paharganj||HOTEL||-|
|Rangoli DX Hotel||8880-81/2,Multani Dhanda pahar ganj new delhi||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Golden Wings||135-136, Krishna Street, Main Bazar Road, Paharganj||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Bricks||East Patel Nagar Near Patel Nagar Metro Station Pillar no 188||Hotel||-|
|Hotel High 5 Land||2344, Faiz Road Karol Bagh New Delhi||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Western Queen||14a/25 w.e.a, channa market, karol bagh, new delhi-110015||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Aira Xing||1/5, Desh Bandhu Gupta Road Opposite Police Station Pahar Ganj,||HOTEL||-|
|Hospitality Home||7A/2 Channa Market, W.E.A. Karol Bagh||HOSTEL||72|
|Namaskar India||8A/99, W.E.A, Karol Bagh||HOSTEL||75|
|Red Maple Bed and Breakfast||49, Amrit Nagar South Extension Part I||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Silver Stone||13A/22, Channa Market, W.E.A. Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|The Stay Inn||253/3, Forest Lane,Near Country Club Neb Sarai||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|DWARKADHISH INTER-CONTINENTAL||8461, Arya Nagar, Pahar Ganj||Apartment||-|
|Hotel Tourist Lodge||26, Arakashan Road Near New Delhi Railway Station||HOTEL||-|
|China Town||12A/15 W.E.A , SARASWATI MARG Karol Bagh Near karol bagh metro station||Apartment||-|
|Gaylord International||7973, Arakashan Road Ram Nagar, Pahar Ganj Near New Delhi Railway Station||Apartment||-|
|Ananda Bed & Breakfast||N-30, C.R.Park||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Mid Town||17A/7, W. E.A, KAROl BAGH Near Karol Bagh Metro Station||HOTEL||-|
|Bed & Chai||R-55, second floor, Greater Kailash-1||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel Metro Tower||Vasant Kunj Airport Road, Mata Chowk Mahipalpur||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Singhe Empire Dx||8707-8710, D.B. Gupta Road, Pahar Ganj, New Delhi||HOTEL||72|
|Sarthak Palace Hotel||14A/34 WEA Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Kabli||73 Masjid Road, Jangpura Bhogal||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel SPB 87||17A/2, W.E.A. Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|Karat 87 Hotel||16/21, W. E. A. Padam Singh Road Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Suncourt Corporate||6A/67, W.E.A. Channa Market Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Sunstar Grand||7A/17, W.E.A. Channa Market, Carol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Sahara International Deluxe Hotel||3162/63, Sangtrashan Road Paharganj||Hotel||-|
|Airport Hotel Mayank Residency||A-230, Road No.2, A-Block, Mahipalpur Extn., New D Near Igi Airport||HOTEL||69|
|Palm Springs Medi Spa & Stays||60, Community Center Nariana, Phase - 1, Near PVR,||Hostel||-|
|Airport Hotel MetroTower||Opp. Maruti Apra Showroom Mata Chowk, Mahipalpur||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Royal Holidays||17A/35 W.E.A., Karol Bagh Opp. Jassa Ram Hospital,||Hostel||-|
|Dreamworld Resort Hotel & Golf Club Karachi||65 Strachen Road||Hotel||-|
|S B INN||895-898 Gali Chandiwali Paharganj||Hostel||83|
|Slumber Bed & Breakfast||A 3 I Floor Anupam Enclave Phase I Ignou Road Near Saket Metro Station||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel Sunshine||17-B, 21, Dev Nagar,Desh Bandhu Gupta Road Karol Bagh||HOSTEL||-|
|City Hostel New Delhi||138/1 Saidulajaib Ext. 2 Sainik Farms||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel Presidency||8408-8409, Arya Nagar, D.B. Gupta Road Paharganj||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Neha Inn||7977/2/3, Arakashan Road Pahar Ganj||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Anand||8/41, Abdul Aziz Road W.E.A., Karol Bagh||Hotel||-|
|City Hostel||138/1 Saidulajaib||Hostel||-|
|The Gold Inn||12A/24 WEA Saraswati Marg Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Unique||7A/51, W.E.A.Channa Market Karol Bagh||HOTEL||-|
|Hotel Castle Blue||A-109, Road No-5, Mahipalpur Extention||HOTEL||-|
|Amara Hotel||C - 30, Greater Kailash – I||Hotel||-|
|Hostel My Inn||901, chandi walan street Main Bazar , Pahar Ganj||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel Shreeram Deluxe||7978/6, ARAKASHAN ROA||Hotel||-|
Delhi's economy is expanding rapidly. In analogy many interesting work opportunities emerge. Monster and other online job platforms are a good starting point to see what kind of jobs are on offer. Traditionally foreigners often work in the social sector or in teaching. Increasingly, however, expats work for multinational companies and even local Indian companies.
There is a great variety of employment opportunities in Delhi for foreigners, whether they would like to work in business, NGOs, educational institutes, or even government. Still, there is one caveat: the labour market in Delhi is highly competitive and so at many prestigious organisations, the number of applicants far exceeds the number of positions available, which allows employers to receive highly talented applicants for rather meagre salaries (especially when compared to other international destinations).
When you get to Delhi you should make it a point to pick up some of the local language: Hindi / Urdu / Hindustani. Although English is popularly assumed to be a widely spoken and understood language in Delhi, it is still far from sufficient for understanding local culture or have meaningful conversations with most of the locals. For Delhi, learning Hindustani language will be an excellent investment of your time, as it functions as the lingua franca and will allow you to communicate with the maximum amount of people in the country across most of India’s varied geography.
Hindustani, also known as "Hindi-Urdu", is a term covering several closely related dialects in Pakistan and India, especially the vernacular form of the two national languages, Standard Hindi and Urdu. Hindi and Urdu can be seen as a single linguistic entity, the key difference being that Urdu is supplemented with a Perso-Arabic vocabulary and Hindi with a Sanskritic vocabulary, especially in their more literary forms. Besides, the difference is also sociolinguistic. When people speak Hindustani, Muslims will usually say that they are speaking Urdu and Hindus will typically refer to themselves speaking Hindi, even though they are speaking essentially the same language.
Besides, Delhi is a key centre of learning in India. The most famous universities in Delhi are JNU, DU, IGNOU and IIT. The official website of the Delhi Government's Directorate of Education is a good starting point for learning more about study opportunities in Delhi. Apart from undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses, there are many training and diploma-level institutes and polytechnics that cater to the growing demand for skill-based and vocational education.
Links to some of the major universities:
There's good coverage over most of India for Internet cafes. However, following the recent terror attacks in Mumbai and some other cities, all internet cafes have been instructed by the authorities to maintain a register and note down the identification details of all persons using internet. Sify iWay is a reliable and cheap cafe with over 1,600 cafes over India. iWay also allows you to open a pre-paid account that you can use all over India. Whenever you have Internet access probably the best and cheapest way to call family and friends at home is software that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet such as Skype.
Wifi hotspots in India are, for most part, limited. The major airports and stations do offer paid wifi at around RS.60-100 an hour. Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai are the only cities with decent wifi coverage. At Mumbai airport, you get to use WiFi internet free, for an hour or so.
See also International Telephone Calls
The country code for India is 91. To dial outside the country from India, prefix the country code with 00.
The general emergency number is 100 (emergency response police & fire), while for ambulance you should dial 102 or 112, though some regions have 108 for this emergency. 108 is used in in the Indian states of Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha,Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. 108 can be called for medical, crime, fire, or any other emergency from any phone.
Local phone numbers can be anywhere from 5-8 digits long. But when the area code is included, all landline phone numbers in India are 10 digits long. Cellphone numbers usually start with '9', '8', or '7'. Toll-free numbers start with 1-800.
If staying longterm it is probably wise to think about investing in a mobile phone. You'll possibly need to provide a photocopy of your passport and itinerary, so come prepared. Make sure you arrange it upon arrival in a big city, as it can sometimes be difficult to organise with language barriers and such in more regional areas. You can buy a cheap nokia for about RS.1,200 with a pre-paid plan. Airtel is a good carrier to think about as they have great coverage, and constant offers for cheaper calling. To recharge, most shop vendors with phone carrier signs can do it via their own phone. You give them your mobile number, they put it in their phone and you'll both get messages as to whether or not the recharge has been successful. Also, if possible, buy the phone in the state where you do the most travelling as the charges are higher in the states where you did not originally buy the phone.
Over the entire country there are plenty of public phones, even in the middle of the countryside. Although most of the time these phones are not very well maintained and have horrible connections. Therefore remember when using one of these public phones one must be extremely patient.
For international calls from payphones, you'll have to visit a reputable internet cafe with a phone-booth. Mobile phones are usually a better and cheaper option.
India Post is the national postal service of India, and on their website you find details about prices to send postcards, letters and parcels, both domestically and internationally. For most postcards to send internationally, it is better to visit the post office before writing on the card as you may need quite a few stamps. Parcels must be taken to a tailor, he will then sew it up in white linen. Make sure he seals it with red wax, otherwise the post office may refuse to send it or try to get you to pay them to do it. Sewing up a parcel should only cost RS.50 to 200. In general, post offices are open from 10:00am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm in most bigger towns and cities, though there are regional variations and some might keep longer hours or be open during (part of) the weekend as well. Ask around.
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