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  • Travel Tips:

    Railway Assistance :
    International Tourist Bureau
    (for Train Reservation & Indrail Passes)
    1st floor, New Delhi Railway Station Paharganj side
    Timing : 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

    International & Domestic air Ticketing :
    Delhi Tourism
    N-36, Bombay Life Building,
    Middle Circle, C.P., New Delhi - 110001
    Timing : 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

    For Extension of Visa :
    The foreigner's Regional Registration Office (F.R.R.O.)
    Hans Bhawan, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi
    Timing : 9.30 am to 1.30 pm; 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

    Permits for Restricted Areas :
    Ministry of Home Affairs,
    Lok Nayak Bhawan, opp. Khan Market, New Delhi
    (Monday to Friday Timing : 10 am to 5 pm)

    Money Exchange :
    (Beyond Bank Hours)
    i) State Bank of India, I. G. I. Airport, 24 hours
    ii) Central Bank of India, Ashok Hotel, 24 hours
    iii) Delhi Tourism, N-36 Bombay Life Building, Middle Circle, C.P. New Delhi - 110001
    (Monday to Saturday) Timings : 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

    Prepaid Taxi/Auto :
    Prepaid Taxi & Auto available from airport (Domestic & International), all Railway Stations and Bus terminals & other important places (Beware of touts)

    Delhi Travel Information

    Sightseeing Packing

    For daily travelling, must consist of a hand towel, a small bar of soap, a toilet roll, face tissue or handkerchiefs and a bottle for water.

    Travel Documents

    It is safe to keep all the travel documents, consisting of your passport, tickets, confirmations of bookings, insurance policies , traveller`s cheques, permits, visas etc. and of course money in your hand luggage.. Hotel laundries are fast and good.

    General Information :
    Area : 1483 sq kms

    Altitude : 239 m above sea level

    Population : 9,370,475

    Males : 5,120,733

    Females : 4,249,742

    Literacy Rate : 76.1%

    Languages : Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, English

    Travellers Guide

    Area : 1483 sq. Kms.
    Altitude : 239 m above sea level
    Males : 51.21 million Females : 42.49 million
    Literacy rate : 76.1%
    Density : 6139 persons per sq. Km.
    Languages : Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi
    Climate : Extreme Hot in Summer and Cold in Winter
    Maximum Temperature : 46 Degree Celcius
    Minimum Temperature : 04 Degree Celcius
    Winter : December - February
    Spring : March to mid April
    Summer : April end to August
    Autumn : September to November
    Best time to Visit : October to March
    River : Yamuna

    Major Events :-
    Name - Date/ Month - Important Features
    Republic Day - 26th January - Celebrations comprises of colourful and impressive parade , Folk Dances and Tableaux.
    Garden Tourism Festival - February - A display of flowers alongwith cultural programmes.
    Holi - March - A Festival where coloured water and powder is thrown at neighbours, friends and relatives amidst great merry making.
    Phool walon Ki Sair - Sept./Oct. - A Festival representative of communal harmony where large fans decorated with flowers are taken out in a procession.
    Dusshera - Sept./ Oct. - Celebrated all over the country, it concludes with the burning of giant effigies of Ravana, his brother Kumbhkaran & his son Meghnad. This is preceeded by folk theatre - Ramlila.
    Qutub Festival - October - Festival of classical music and dances of India with the illuminated Qutub in the backdrop, the highest tower in red sand stone.
    Deepawali - Oct./ Nov. - Festival of lights. Fire works and crackers mark the victory of good over evil.
    Delhi being a Megapolitan City and Capital of India, here people from different origins celebrate their traditional and local festivals as well.


    Delhi is well connected through a network of national highways.State roadways buses regularly ply from Delhi to various towns and cities.

    Delhi is well connected with all the state capitals and international cities in the country through a well laid out railway network. In India, most of the express and mail trains have facilities of air conditioned comfort.

    Detailed information on train fares and the timings can be had from railway inquiry

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    Regular air flights connect Delhi to all the state capitals,important cities and important tourist destinations.
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    Other Important details :
    a) Prohibition :
    Delhi is not a dry state. There are about 200 licenced retail outlets and liquor is served in hotels/ restaurants having licence to do so.

    Health Regulations: A valid yellow fever certificate is mandatory for all persons (including infants) who have been, even in transit, in Africa or South America or Papua New Guinea in the last six days. The certificate becomes valid 10 days after vaccination. India does not require immunisation against smallpox and cholera. A person arriving in India, who is required to possess a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate in accordance with these requirements will, IN THE ABSENCE OF A VALID VACCINATION CERTIFICATE BE QUARANTINED FOR A PERIOD UPTO SIX DAYS, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Inoculation centers for Yellow Fever Palam Airport (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Tel. 329-5507, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11 am - 12 p.m.) Tel. 336-5525 and International Inoculations Center, Town Hall, Sansad Marg.

    Customs Clearance: Visitors who do not have any dutiable goods or high "Value articles" or foreign exchange in excess of US$ 2500 or unaccompanied baggage, all of which need to be declared, can simply walk through the Green Channel. Others must go to the Red Channel for clearance.Each traveller can bring in, without duty, goods valued upto Rs. 750 (Rs. 6000 for persons of Indian origin) for personal use or giving as gifts; these include 200 cigarettes (or 50 cigars or 250 gms tobacco) and liquor and wines upto 32 oz (0.95 litre). Import of other: high value articles: are permitted duty free on a written undertaking that they will be taken back on departure. Drugs and narcotics and the import of firearms are prohibited. The duty rate beyond the free baggage allowance is 50 per cent plus 2 per cent special duty.

    Passengers coming from Nepal, Bhutan, Meaner or China is not entitled to any free allowances. The duty free allowance for passengers arriving from Sri Lanka and the Maldives is Rs. 6,000 provided their stay abroad is more than three days. If the stay does not exceed three days, the allowance would be Rs. 3,000.

    A TBRE (Tourist Baggage Re-Export Form) is to be completed on arrival and must be produced along with the entered articles before Customs, for verification at the time of departure. Please obtain a Landing Certificate if you are expecting unaccompanied baggage and for mishandled baggage.

    Currency Regulations: You can bring in any amount of foreign currency, traveler's cheques, etc., and take out as much as you brought in. However, if you are carrying more than US 2,500 (or equivalent) you should declare it, on arrival, on the Currency Declaration Form (CDF), to be attested by the Customs Officer. No Indian currency may be brought into or taken out of the country. When remitting money to India, indicate the bank, branch and full address.

    Changing Money: In India, the unit of currency is the Rupee (Re) divided into 100 paise (P). Change money with AUTHORISED MONEYCHANGERS (at the airport, most banks, hotels and certain large shops) and insist on a receipt, as it will help you reconvert unused rupees into the original foreign currency at the time of departure. Avoid any people on the street who offer to change your money at a temptingly high rate of exchange.

    Transfer from the Airport: Taxis, buses and autorikshaws are available at the airport to take you to town. Bus charges are fixed. A prepaid taxi service facility is available for all passengers. Contact the Pre-Paid Taxi booth at the arrival building.

    Export Regulations: The visitor can take back all articles brought in by him. For these items a RBI permit should be obtained in advance and thereafter declared to Customs.

    There are restrictions on the export of antiquities and art objects more than 100 years old. In case of doubt, consult the Director, Antiquities, and Archaeological Survey of India, Janpath (Tel. 301-7220). It is advisable to obtain a certificate of proof.

    Export of most wildlife products is prohibited or strictly regulated; therefore generally avoid buying anything made of ivory, reptile skin, tortoise shells and any part of wild animals.

    There are DUTY-FREE shops at the airport both in the Arrival and Departure lounges.

    Income-Tax Clearance Certificate: You will need this at the time of departure if your stay in India exceeds 120 days. The Foreign Section of the Income-Tax Office (ITO) issues Indraprastha Estate, Tel. 331-7826 the certificate, Indraprastha Estate, Tel. 331-7826. Observe the instructions under Currency Regulations and Changing Money (above) to facilitate its issue.

    Foreign Travel Tax: Rs. 300 (Rs. 150 in the case of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, the Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan) is payable separately at the time of departure.

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