Delhi FAQs

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Area geography

Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, Delhi is spread over and area of 1,484 kilometers square and is bordered by Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Two prominent geographical features of Delhi are the Yamuna flood plains and the Delhi Ridge, which originates from the Aravali mountain range.

Notes currencies cards

You will find ATMs and banks across all areas in Delhi. There are also several places across the city where you can change money and travellers cheques.

Cellular service for tourists

To avoid high roaming charges, tourists visiting from abroad can easily purchase a local pre-paid SIM card from the many mobile top-up shops in Delhi.

Wifi internet

Internet is available in most hotels in Delhi. Apart from that, many restaurants and cafes also provide patrons with free wi-fi facilities.

Drinking laws

25 is the minimum age for consumption of alcohol in Delhi.

Tipping

It is a standard practice to tip in India. Tipping waiters at a restaurant and cab drivers during a sightseeing trip is common.

Safety

Even though Delhi is a relatively safe city and locals are more than willing to help, it is advised not to step out alone, especially after dark to deserted and unfamiliar areas.

General information

Languages spoken

Hindi, English, Punjabi and Urdu

Time zones

GMT+ 5:30

Major religions

Hinduism is practiced by the majority and is followed by 81% of the population. Other major religions in Delhi are Islam and Sikhism.

Domestic international calling codes

011

Electricity standards

The standard voltage in India is 220 Volts and the power plug in is usually a two or three pin plug.

Common greetings

Hello: Namaste

Good Morning: Namaste

Good Evening: Namaste

Goodbye: Namaste

Thank you: Dhanyavaad/ Shukriya

Sorry: Maaf kijiye

Do you speak English? Kya aap angrezi bolte hain?

I do not understand: Mujhe samajh nahi aaya

No: Nahi

Yes: Haan

I don’t know: Mujhe nahi pata

How are you? Aap kaise hain?

What is your name? Aapka naam kya hai?

My name is: Mera naam hai…

Where is the washroom? Shauchalaya kahan hai?

Is this vegetarian? (point to a dish in a menu card): Kya yeh shakahari hai?

Where is this? (point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map): Ye kahan pe hai?

How much does this cost? Yeh kitne ka hai?

Too expensive! Bahut mehenga hai!

A little cheaper: Thora sasta kariye

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Emergency numbers

  • Police Control Room: 100
  •  Women’s Helpline: 1091
  •  Fire Control Room: 101
  •  Ambulance: 102
  •  All India Institute of Medical Sciences: 011-26588500/26588700
  •  Tourist City Information Service: 1280
  •  Railway General Enquiries: 139