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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 in advance.

 

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 bus.

 

Website: www.delhiairport.com


 

Top Things to Do In Delhi

 

Red Fort

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.

 

Jama Masjid

Shah Jehan, the architect of the Red Fort and much of Old Delhi, built Jama Masjid between 1644 and 1656.

 

Qutb Minar

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 Hindu kingdom.

 

Humayun's Tomb

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.

 

Rashtrapati Bhavan

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.

 

Chandni Chowk

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 life.

 Travel Guide - Delhi

 

Through a sweltering bazaar with each vendor crying out louder than the next, clamouring through a sweaty crowd, a beggar tugs at your shirt as the sticky stench of the city pierces your nostrils.

 

 

 

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