If you've explored all of Delhi's attractions, and had enough of Delhi tours and Delhi sightseeing head out to some equally enchanting destinations within easy reach from Delhi city. Owing to its proximity to various states including Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab, there are various places that can be weekend getaways from Delhi. However, most hill stations in Himachal and Uttarakhand are an overnight journey or 8-9 hour drive away from New Delhi. Most holiday destinations in the plains are however better connected via regular trains from New Delhi. Choose from many destinations such as Agra, Jaipur, Rishikesh and Nainital, and enjoy a memorable holiday away from the bustling life of Delhi.
When to Go:New Delhi has an extreme climate, with very hot summers (maximum temperature touches 47 degrees Celsius) and very cold winters (minimum temperatures dip to 2-3 degrees Celsius). Add to that a wet monsoon stretching from end of June till September. The climactic variations make Delhi weather disagreeable and the city almost inhospitable from April until September, forget travelling.
Local Transport:The metropolitan city that it is, New Delhi offers a plethora of transport options, ranging in terms of expense as well as comfort. From Metro to auto rickshaws to cycle rickshaws, cabs, and buses, you’ll find it all here. However, the local transport buses can be quite a harrowing experience for those not accustomed to it, hence it’s best to hire an auto rickshaw or taxi.
Phone Code: +91 11
Currency:Indian Rupee (INR) 1 USD is approximately 48 INR
Voltage:230V / 50Hz
Time Zone:Indian Standard Time (UTC +5:30)
Location: Delhi city lies on the banks of the river Yamuna, in the Gangetic plains, circumscribed by the Aravalis to the south. The Aravalis give way to the Ridge that encircles Delhi on the west, north-east and the north-west.