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Flying into Beautiful New Delhi
Delhi has a large number of accommodations options near the airport. For business travelers in the airport’s close proximity there are many hotels. There are many art museums for the art buffs and food lovers can either enjoy the famous Delhi street food or dine at the high end restaurants. Delhi has a very hip night life with pubs and bars in the five star hotels as well as individual cafes.
19 airlines fly to and from Delhi International Airport serving 711 total international flights per day. The domestic airport has 200 flights operating across 37 destinations. Air India has its hub in Delhi and it offers tickets at affordable rates. Top Air India International destinations include Singapore, Kathmandu, Dubai and London. Domestic Air India flights connect 50 Indian cities. Eaton Smart Transit Hotel is located on the Third Terminal for travelers wanting to relax.
It is known that mid-week and afternoon flights offer the most discounts. The cheapest day to fly is Wednesday, the other two being Tuesday and Saturday while Friday and Sunday are the most expensive to travel. A study has shown that the best time to book cheapest ticket is Tuesday 3 pm Eastern. And the cheapest time to fly is typically the first flight in morning. By taking these useful tricks you can save many bucks. If you book your tickets 3 to 7 weeks before the tour, you can save the airfares from cutting deep holes in your pockets.
Getting to and Around Delhi
If Delhi is your final destination, then Indira Gandhi International Airport is the most convenient airport. South Asia’s busiest airport is located in the heart of New Delhi. You can save a significant amount on transportation as all the major landmarks and business centers are located nearby. Ground transportation consists of metro, bus, train, car and taxi. Metro is the quickest means of transport in Delhi. Rental car services are offered by standard companies like Meru Cabs, Delhi Taxi, Bagmati Taxi and Mega Cabs. Most of the hotels send their private taxis to pick you up if they are informed in advance.
When to Visit Delhi
Delhi is vibrant all-round the year, with festivals and events taking place almost every month. But the temperatures are soaring high in summer, freezing low in winter and the rainy season is very humid. So the best season to visit Delhi is in spring in the months February to March and September to November. Festivals like Dussera, Diwali, Lohri fall in these months which highlight India’s rich culture.
Dussera falls in late September or early October and is best witnessed in Delhi where effigies of Lord Ravan are burnt. Plays and dance performances called Raamleela are performed all over Delhi which depict the life of Lord Ram. Diwali is the festival of lights and crackers which falls in November. Lohri falls in middle of February and is celebrated to mark the harvest season in Punjab.
Places to See and Activities in Delhi
There are endless experiences waiting for you in Delhi. British architectural is best showcased at India Gate and Rajpath, Sansad Bhavan, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Connaught Place and Lodhi Gardens which are situated in New Delhi. The wonders of ancient Moghul Architecture are Red Fort, Salimgarh Fort, Purana Quila, Chandni Chowk and Safdarjung Tomb in Old Delhi. Delhi Zoological Park which is the house to 1352 animal species is a very famous picnic spot.
For history lovers, National Museum and National Rail Museum are worth a visit. National Museum has artifacts from pre-historic era to modern art. National Rail Museum spread over 10 acres of land has indoor and outdoor exhibits. You can see world’s oldest steam train the Fairy Queen.
Common Routes in and out of Delhi
Delhi is located in North India and routes of many flights tend to pass through Delhi. Airports that are located at a distance of few hours are Agra Airport (2 hours), Jolly Grant Dehradun Airport (2 hours), Chandigarh Airport (2 hours) and Jaipur International Airport (2.5 hours). IGI airport offers quickest access to the city as it is at a distance of 23 kms from Delhi. Hotels near the IGI airport include JW Marriot, The Uppal and Holiday Inn.
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