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How to Reach Delhi

Read about the best & quickest Delhi transport routes, travel guide to save time & money.

Being the capital of the country, New Delhi is well connected to all the major parts of India and the world. The Delhi Airport serves for domestic as well as international flights. New Delhi also is the main railhead, being well connected to all major cities in India. State buses also run to and from neighbouring cities.

By Flight

Indira Gandhi International Airport is located in the west part of the city and is one of the best airports in the world. It has three operational terminals- Terminal 1, 2 and 3. Terminal 2 was primarily used for cargo flights, but now Terminal 1 is getting renovated so all the low-cost carriers like IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir are being operated from Terminal 2. Terminal 3 used by international flights and domestic carriers Jet Airways, Vistara and Air India. To travel from Terminal 1 and 2 of the airport to the main city you can use the Delhi Airport Metro Express which runs from Terminal 3. Terminal 1 is connected by Magenta Line of Delhi Metro. Alternatively, you can use the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses available outside the airport or book a taxi. There are shuttle bus services that connect Terminal 3 and 2 to Terminal 1.

By Train

Delhi has four main stations - Delhi Junction also called "Puraani Dilli", New Delhi lying in central Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin in the south part of the city and the Anand Vihar in the east. The Delhi Junction and New Delhi railway station are connected by Yellow Line of Delhi Metro, while Anand Vihar is connected by Blue Line of Delhi Metro. The New Delhi Railway Station can also be reached by Paharganj Metro Station on the blue line. The Hazrat Nizamuddin is the departure point for most trains heading South and Anand Vihar operates most of the east-bound services. The nearest metro station from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station is Pragati Maidan on Blue Line (5.7 Kms) and Jangpura on Violet Line (2.4 km). There are taxis, e-rickshaws, autos and buses available outside all the stations to take you to different parts of the city.

By Road

Delhi is connected by road to all the major cities in the country. Though buses are not as comfortable as trains, these are the only choices from some of the destinations, especially in the mountains. Delhi has several bus terminals and the major operator is the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). Kashmere Gate ISBT, popularly called as " The ISBT", is the largest terminal. The other major terminals are Sarai Kale Khan ISBT (near Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station), Anand Vihar ISBT, Bikaner House (near India Gate), Mandi House (near Barakhamba Road) and Majnu ka Tila.

By Airby roadby train
Mumbai to Delhi1.5 hrs18hrs17 hrs
Chennai to Delhi3 hrs42 hrs39 hrs
Kolkata to Delhi2.5 hrs24 hrs19 hrs

Local transport in Delhi

If you are visiting Delhi for the first time and do not have a hired taxi, there are many other ways of commuting:

1. Cab Aggregators Ola/Uber
Make sure that you have Ola and Uber downloaded. Booking a cab is a super convenient way of commuting in Delhi. These services will ensure that the fare is fair! Sometimes this can be an expensive affair, mostly, these services ensure hassle-free trips.

2. Delhi Metro
If you have to cover long distances and the roads are jam-packed, the Delhi Metro is the best alternative. The minimum fare that can be charged is INR 10 and the maximum is INR 60, for one trip.

Smart Card: While tokens are available, if you are looking forward to a lot of travelling by metro, a smart card is viable, which can be issued at a cost of INR 150. Then it has to be recharged (the minimum amount has to be INR 200 and maximum INR 2000). Metro cards can be recharged using Credit Card/Debit Card as well as cash.

FAQs on Delhi

Rich in Heritage and Culture. Well connected to all major cities across the world. Beautiful architectural monuments. Delicious street food.

Summers can be very extreme in Delhi. Temperatures can soar over 40 degrees Celsius. Unsafe after working hours. Very polluted.

Delhi is suitable for every generation – be it aged people wanting to visit the monuments that are milestones in Indian history, or teenagers coming in to enjoy a taste of the most amazing kind of nightlife, or just another traveller looking to explore the beautiful city.

While October to March is the best time to visit Delhi because of cool weather. However, some weeks in late November to January should be avoided because of heavy smog cover. February and March have great weather and relatively clean air to travel outside. Delhi experiences extreme temperatures in summer and winter seasons. The summer months (April to July) are scorching hot in Delhi as the temperature might rise to 45 degree Celsius. Temperatures fall a little during the monsoon season (August to September) and certain days can be good for roaming around.

Delhi is a centre of heritage, architecture, history and power and what runs through its lifelines is the food here. Like in case of almost every other thing, in cuisine too, there is nothing that does not find a second home in the capital.
Delhi’s food borrows flavors and elements from the past as well as from the various cultures, religions and livelihoods it sustains. You can try out the finest dining options here with countless choices in terms of cuisine, from Chinese, Continental, Thai, Mexican, Mughal to South Indian and a subtle dominance of North Indian and Punjabi preparations.
Another equally fine, mouth-watering and vibrant option that begins to define the food culture here is the street food. Delhi remains unseen until you have experienced the street food here. It’d be a futile effort to try and name the items, since there are countless colourful options out their all with simple legacies behind them. Walk through Old Delhi lanes to have some of the richest street foods you might ever find.