Delhi Airport & Attractions - India
Delhi airport information, travel advice, links and guides
Indira Gandhi International Airport Phone:
Terminal 1 (Domestic): +91 11 2567 5126 or 2569
6351. Terminal 2 (International): +91 11 2565 2021 or 2565 2011.
24-hour operator: +91 11 2569 6107.
Airport Location & Facilities: The airport is located 12 miles (20km) south of
Delhi.ATMs are available at Terminal 1A
(Domestic) and in the Arrival Visitors Area of the International
Terminal. Banks and bureaux de change are also available.
Passengers should be prepared for a certain amount of chaos at the
airport; customs are slow, the queues for the x-ray machines are
long and the staff at the endless security checks are rude. There
are no shops or restaurants of note. The only modicum of comfort is
the Raj Lounge, where friendly staff are on hand to serve welcome
drinks. Travellers with special needs should contact their airline
Departure Tax: Rs. 300
Airport Transfers & Parking: Taxis are the easiest way to get to central
Delhi, especially for those not familiar with the city. Metered
taxis are available but it's best to use pre-paid taxis (via the
taxi counter in Arrivals), to eliminate any uncertainty over fares.
Airport buses also leave for central Delhi 24 hours a day. Travel
time to the city is around 30 minutes by taxi and 45 minutes by
Top Things to Do In Delhi
The Red Fort, known locally as Lal
Quila, is Delhi's signature attraction, rising high above
the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the wealth and power of
the Mogul empire.
Shah Jehan, the architect of the Red Fort and
much of Old Delhi, built Jama Masjid between 1644 and 1656.
The Qutb Minar is a mammoth tower that was
built between 1193 and 1369 to symbolise Islamic rule over Delhi
and commemorate the victory by Qutab-ud-din over the city's last
Humayun's Tomb is one of the best-preserved
and beautiful examples of Mogul architecture in Delhi and is often
seen as a forerunner of the Taj Mahal in Agra.
After his visit in 1911 the Emperor of India,
King George V of England, decreed that the capital should be moved
from Calcutta to Delhi.
No trip to Delhi would be complete without a
visit to one of the bazaars that surround Chandni Chowk (Moonlight
Square), in Old Delhi, where shops and stalls display a wonderful
array of goods and offer a pungent and colourful insight into Delhi