Travel to Delhi India

Activities in Delhi


The Central Cottage Industries Emporium is on Janpath. In this building you will find items from all over India, generally of good quality and reasonably priced. Whether it's woodcarvings, brasswork, paintings, clothes, textiles or furniture, you'll find it in the numerous state emporiums run by the state governments. Each of them displays and sells handicrafts from their state.

In Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is the famous shopping street. Here you will  find  carpets  and  jewellery , but  you have to search the complex.
Central Cottage Industries Emporium in Delhi
back alleys. In the narrow street called Cariba Kalan, perfumes are made as well. Main Bazaar in Patharganj has a good range.

Apart from shopping, various adventure activities like parasailing, trekking, rock climbing, water sports including boating and hovercraft rides can also be taken up. In fact, try rock climbing on the artificial wall on Benito Juarez Marg, or the real thing at Lado Sarai adventure park. Parasailing takes place at Kanwar Sheikha near Sohna in Haryana, about 60 kms from Delhi.


Events in Delhi


Delhi’s cultural scene gets active and brimming between October and March. India’s leading artists, painters, musicians and dancers like to catch the audience in Delhi. During winters, most of the theatre, art, music and dance festivals take place. The Qutab Festivals is one of the best known here. As the name suggests, it is held against the backdrop of this well lit monument and a star-lit sky.
The impressive Republic Day Parade is held every year on the anniversary of the formation of the Indian Republic and serves to showcase the country's military might. Marching columns represent the armed forces accompanied by armoured vehicles, military bands, decorated floats and folk dancers. A highlight is an air display presented by the Indian Air Force.

Delhi puts on a colourful face in March for the light-hearted Festival of Holi, celebrating the triumph of good over evil. The exuberant spring festival starts on the night of full moon when bonfires are lit on street corners to clear the air of evil spirits. The next morning sees the streets full of people of all ages chasing each other and throwing pots of bright coloured powder pigment over each other in uninhibited mischief. The fun ends at noon when everyone retires to wash off the colours and finish the day relaxing.

India's most popular traditional festival, Diwali, with its origins in Hindu mythology, turns the streets of Delhi into a carnival each year. Traditionally all houses are decorated with earthenware lamps and candles for the occasion, and the letting off of firecrackers can reach deafening proportions. Neighbourhoods generally bristle with fun rides, food stalls and curio sellers during the festival. At this time of year, it is customary for people to buy new clothes and household utensils, and exchange sweet gifts.

Delhi, always a colourful city, blooms with the rich hues of hundreds of flowers in February each year when the Garden Tourism Festival gets underway, providing a visual feast for visitors and an extravaganza for the horticulturally inclined. Delhi tourism also provides a full programme of cultural performances and entertainment alongside the flower fest.

Getting There & Away to Delhi

Flights to Delhi
Delhi has an extensive network of international and domestic flights. All the major airlines in the world fly through Delhi and it is easily accessible from anywhere in the world. Domestic air links cover Delhi from all the major cities in the country.
Trains to Delhi
The Indian Railway with their modern and organized network connects Delhi to major and minor destination in India. There are three important railway stations in Delhi to all major and minor destinations in India, namely New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station. Trains run from all the parts of the country to Delhi. For nearby places like Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gwalior, Bhopal, Lucknow and Kanpur, the Shatabdi Express is recommended.
Car and Bus service to Delhi
Delhi is well connected by road to all major destinations in North India. The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is located at Kashmiri Gate, Sarai Kale-Khan and Anand Vihar. Delhi Transport Corporation and Road Transport Corporations of the neighboring States provide frequent bus services through Air Conditioned, Deluxe and Ordinary Coaches. Buses from all the major places in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are available for getting to Delhi. During summer months, air-conditioned coaches are recommended.


Getting Around in Delhi


City buses, Taxis, Tourist Cars, Auto Rickshaws, Scooters and Tongas are available. While traveling by autos, it is recommended that you pick up a copy of the fare charts that state the meter readings and the respective fares against them. These can be picked up at red lights and even at the Transport Authority offices.                                
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