Delhi

  • Hotel:
    • The Suncourt Hotel Yatri
  • Transport:
    • Delhi’s Metro enables tourists to buy a 1-day card (Rs 100) or a 3-day card (Rs 250). You have to pay a refundable deposit (Rs 50)
    • One of the cheapest modes of transport in Delhi consists of the environment friendly CNG buses. An ordinary stage carriage bus costs Rs 5 for an adult for the shortest journey and Rs 15.00 for the longest journey
    • An air-conditioned stage carriage bus costs Rs 10 for an adult on the shortest distance, while the night service and longer journeys costs Rs 25.00
    • The ‘Outer Mudrika (OMS)’ bus route is the longest journey to take and circles the whole of Delhi
    • Auto Rickshaws are a great way to see the city. They are a quick way to get from point A to B and are relatively cheap. There is no set price and drivers tend to make up prices on the spot (for tourists) so be sure to negotiate before you get in. During the night (11pm – 5am), the prices up hike by 25%. This is the same for taxis
  • Things to see:
    • India Gate
    • Red Fort
    • Old Delhi
    • Qutub Minar
    • Lotus Temple
    • Jama Masjid
    • Humayun’s Tomb
    • Rashtrapati Bhavan
    • Laxminarayan Temple
  • Tips
    • Experiencing Old Delhi is a wonderful way to spend time, but allocate about 1-2 hours for this. Here you can taste the local street food, smell the spices and see monkeys running around on top of the buildings. Old Delhi is incredibly busy and takes a while for a rickshaw to venture round, so walking takes even longer
    • Walk down the famous Paranthe Wali Gali – a narrow street located in Chandni Chowk, which has a series of shops offering parathas (fried Indian bread)
    • The Red Fort is open daily (6am – 9pm) except on Mondays. Allow a few hours to explore the site
    • Pickpockets operate around this area, so loom after your valuables
    • Small bags can be taken into the fort but you’ll need to pass through a security check before going inside. Men and women have separate lines
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