WTN Travel Guide to Delhi

Quick Facts

  • Capital of India

  • Population of 25 million

  • Has been inhabited since the 6th Century BCE

How to get to Delhi

By Plane...Most people arrive to India through Delhi's biggest airport; Indira Gandhi International Airport (airport code DEL). It is very modern and has been rated one of the best airports in the world.
By Train...A little bit intimidating but a good choice for cheap travel. New Delhi Railway Station is also known as backpackers ghetto. Your first time leaving from here allow ONE HOUR to find your train. The electronic boards are often times wrong. Only ask police/tourist officers for help. Do not follow anyone who comes up to you offering help. (take this advice VERY seriously)
Hire a car...If you are traveling from surrounding cities it is often times just as cheap as a train ticket to hire a private car to drive you

How to get around easily in Delhi

Uber - Yes!! Delhi has uber and it is one of the best ways to get around the city
Hire a Driver - This is the route I took while visiting Delhi. You can hire a driver through your hotel for as little as $20 a day (8 hours) or $10 (4 hours)
Metro - huge, fast and reliable. If you are a female the first car is women only and very safe
Rickshaws - prepare to haggle and don't be afraid to walk away if you think you are being ripped off. Short journeys will never cost under ₹30-40 and don't pay more than ₹150 for anywhere inside the city

Best things to do in Delhi

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Best hotel in Delhi

The Leela Palace was one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at. The rooms are clean, modern and luxurious. All the restaurants on the property are something special and you always leave quite full. The staff are extremely helpful in planning days and hiring drivers. Couldn't have had a better stay.


Final Thoughts

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