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Delhi Travel Information
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.
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 :
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
Area : 1483 sq. Kms.
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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Other Important details :
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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