New Delhi

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Updated, Aug 2020

City

New Delhi is the capital of India. It’s one of the fastest growing city, largest in India and one of the biggest metropolitan in the world. Also known as Delhi or Dilli, it has history of around thousand years.

The city is ruled by many dynasties over the year and also was overtaken by British, who constructed it as the capital of India. There are many more things you can do here, explore ruins, markets, parks, monuments and much more.




Getting In & Around

Getting in

Indira Gandhi International Airport
12 km southwest from city center. Airport Express: *₹20 – ₹60, Express Bus: ₹50 to city center. Prepaid Taxi: fare depends on distance. ticket issued from booth. Taxi: 400-500 metered (city center), Ola & Uber works here.

New Delhi Railway Station
Major Train Station, In the city center. connected to metro system, city buses and airport line. Trains across India. most of the fast and major trains runs from here. many public facilities are available, station is often crowded

Old Delhi Railway Station
It’s not far from the New Delhi station. Connected by Chandni Chowk metro Station. Serves many trains across India, mostly to north and central.India

Hazrat Nizamuddin
In southern part of Delhi. Connected by pink line of metro and Sarai kale Khan Bus Terminal nearby. Trains to many parts of the country. mostly trains runs towards south from here. Restaurants, ATM, public facilities are available here.

Anand Vihar Terminal
It’s the only Terminal Station in New Delhi. It’s on the east end of the city and connected by Blue and pink line of metro as well as Anand Vihar Bus Terminal. Trains to east and north part of the country. this station is relatively new and has many facilities.

Getting around

Public Transport
New Delhi public transport consists of Metro and city buses with Auto(tuk tuk) also local trains (not recommended for tourists). 
* Tickets in buses and Metro are different, but metrocards do work in many buses. bus tickets can only be bought from conductor for ₹5-15 in non AC green buses and orange cluster buses and ₹10-25 for Air Conditioned red buses. while metro fare is from ₹10-60.

metro offers reloadable card for ₹50 security deposit(refundable) and saves 10% on each trip. minimum reloadable amount is ₹100 at machines and ₹200 at help desk. for buses fare is 40 and 50. note: there is a process of integrating same metro card in buses are ongoing.

Auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) fare is ₹25 for 1.5 km + ₹9.5 per additional km. ask them to go with meter. often they ask fixed amount which is much more than what it should.

Tickets: *single ticket ₹5-₹60 depends on distance, **1 day ticket ₹150, **3 day ticket ₹300, Auto(tuk tuk) ₹25(first 1.5km)+₹9.5/km metered.

** Tourist ticket only for metro

Piazza Duomo


See & Do

Red Fort: 
fort | opening hours: 9 am to 5 pm (tue-sun) monday closed, tickets: Indian, SAARC* & BIMSTEC*. Fort: ₹50(cash) / ₹35 (online/card), with Museums ₹80(cash) / ₹56 (online/card). Others nationalites: Fort: ₹600 (cash) / ₹550(online/card), with Museums ₹950(cash) / ₹870 (online/card) Video permission ticket: ₹25.  children up to 15 years free. *Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives, Afghanistan, Thailand and Myanmar
note: fast entry for all foreigners, do not stand in lines
Cloak room available ₹10 per bag.
address: Red Fort, Netaji Subhash Marg, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi.

India Gate: 
monument | opening hours: open area, address: Rajpath, India Gate, New Delhi 110001

Humayun’s Tomb: 
tomb | opening hours: 8am to 6pm, tickets: Indian, SAARC* & BIMSTEC* ₹50(cash) / ₹35 (online/card). Others nationalites  ₹600 (cash) / ₹550(online/card), Video permission ticket: ₹25 , children up to 15 years free, address: Mathura Road Opposite, Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, Nizamuddin, New Delhi 110013.

Qutub Minar: 
tower | opening hours: 7 am to 5 pm, tickets: Indian, SAARC* & BIMSTEC* ₹50(cash) / ₹35 (online/card), Others nationalites  ₹600 (cash) / ₹550(online/card). Video permission ticket: ₹25, children up to 15 years free. , address: Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030.

Historical Places

Feroz Shah Kotla
fort ruins | Opening hours: 8:30 am to 7 pm, tickets: Indian, SAARC* & BIMSTEC* ₹25(cash) / ₹20 (online/card), Others nationalites  ₹300 (cash) / ₹250(online/card), Video permission ticket: ₹25  children up to 15 years free. location: Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110002

Hauz Khas Complex
historical site | opening hours: 7 am to 5 pm, tickets: Indian, SAARC* & BIMSTEC* ₹25(cash) / ₹20 (online/card), Others nationalites ₹300 (cash) / ₹250(online/card), Video permission ticket: ₹25 children up to 15 years free, Location: Hauz Khas complex, Hauz Khas fort road, New Delhi 110016

Jantar Mantar
astronomical instruments – historic | opening hours: 6 am to 6 pm, tickets: Indian, SAARC* & BIMSTEC* ₹25(cash) / ₹20 (online/card), Others nationalites ₹300 (cash) / ₹250(online/card), Video permission ticket: ₹25, children up to 15 years free, Location: Sansad Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Purana Qila (Old Fort)
fort | opening hours: 7 am to 5 pm, tickets: Indian, SAARC* & BIMSTEC* ₹25(cash) / ₹20 (online/card), Others nationalites ₹300 (cash) / ₹250(online/card), Museum: ₹5, Lake: ₹20, Video permission ticket: ₹25 children up to 15 years free, location: Mathura Rd, Near Delhi Zoo, New Delhi 110003

Safdarjung Tomb
tomb | opening hours: 7 am to 5 pm, tickets: Indian, SAARC* & BIMSTEC* ₹25(cash) / ₹20 (online/card), Others nationalites ₹300 (cash) / ₹250(online/card), Video permission ticket: ₹25 children up to 15 years free, location: Sri Aurobindo Marg – Lodhi road junction, New Delhi 110021

Tughlaqabad Fort
fort ruins | opening hours: 7 am to 5 pm, tickets: Indian, SAARC* & BIMSTEC* ₹25(cash) / ₹20 (online/card), Others nationalites ₹300 (cash) / ₹250(online/card), Video permission ticket: ₹25 children up to 15 years free. location: Tughlaqabad Fort, Tughlakabad, New Delhi 110044

Agrasen ki baoli
step well | free entry 

Raj Ghat
monument | free entry 

Rashtrapati Bhavan
president’s house | free entry 

Nehru Planetarium
planetarium | tickets: Adult:₹50, Child:₹20

*Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives, Afghanistan, Thailand and Myanmar.

Museums and Galleries

National Museum 
museum | tickets: Foreigners:₹600, Reduced:₹20

National Rail Museum
museum | tickets: Adult:₹50-100, Child:₹10-20

National Science Centre
museum | tickets: ₹60 

National Crafts Museum
museum | tickets: Foreigners:₹200, Reduced:₹20 

Places of Worship

Lotus Temple
temple – Bahai House of Worship | opening hours: apr-sep 9 am to 6 pm (tue-sun), oct-mar 9 am to 5 pm (tue-sun), monday closed. tickets: Free entry, location: Lotus Temple Rd, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019

Akshardham
temple | Free entry Exhibition₹220/120

Gurudwara Shri Bangla Sahib
gurudwara | Free entry 

Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah
shrine | Open area

Jama Masjid
mosque | Free entry,  Camera ₹300 

Sacred Heart Cathedral
church | Free entry 

Shopping

Connaught Place
market | open area

Chandni Chowk
historic market | open area 

Janpath Market
street market

Khan Market
street market 

Sarojini Nagar Market
flea market  

South Extension
market  

INA Market
market  

Dilli Haat
cultural market | Foreigners:₹100, Reduced:₹30 Cultural 

Parks and Outdoor

A.N. Jha Deer Park
deer park | free entry 

Aravalli Bio Diversity Park
nature reserve | free entry 

Indraprastha Park
park | free entry 

Lodhi Garden
garden | Free entry 

National Zoological Park
zoo | tickets: Foreigners:₹200, Reduced:₹40

Nehru Park
park | free entry

Okhla Bird Sanctuary
bird sanctuary | tickets: Foreigners:₹350, Reduced:₹30 

Sunder Nursery
park | free entry 

The Garden of Five Senses
garden | tickets: Adult:₹35, Child:₹15

Piazza Duomo




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