Why You Should Visit New Delhi
Vibrant Delhi is a city of contrasts and contradictions. The ultra-wealthy live in a city with extreme poverty creating a diverse mix of cultures and sights. Shiny contemporary Delhi has malls and bars and cafes where you can buy the finest local crafts, fashions and cuisines. It is a city of bewildering chaos, people, traffic and color. Tuk tuks weave in and out of brave pedestrians and cattle while motorbikes and cars hoot their horns incessantly. In among all this there are peaceful green parks in which to escape the noise, stunning architecture and calming temples to visit. The city boats many excellent museums and more than enough bazaars and markets for bargain hunters. The charm of Old Delhi is in its crumbling facades, narrow winding streets and local life very much in view. If you can think of no other reason to visit Delhi, the fact that is has some of the best street food on earth should be enough.
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Arriving in New Delhi
New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport is situated around 15 km from central New Delhi and is comprised of three passenger terminals, while there are also plans to add an additional three terminals to the airport. When you have touched down at the airport you can use the Delhi Airport Metro Express to travel into the city in just 20 minutes, although you may prefer the convenience of a taxi. During your time at the airport you can enjoy an excellent range of amenities with plenty of shops available including duty-free shopping, while there are also a variety of cafés and eateries to grab a quick bite to eat. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with free Wi-Fi and even offers sleeping pods to catch up on some sleep. UAE nationals flying to Delhi can go online and get an e-visa which allows you to stay for up to 60 days.
If you are looking to travel from the UAE to New Delhi you will be able to fly out of Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah. If you are flying out of Dubai you will be able to travel with Air India, Air India Express, Emirates, Flydubai, IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet out of Dubai International Airport, while those based in Abu Dhabi can make the journey with Air India Express and Etihad Airways. Additionally, you can fly to New Delhi from Sharjah with Air Arabia.
Where to stay in Delhi
When to go to Delhi
May, June and July are the rainy months but outside of these, Delhi is great to visit any time. For those wanting to experience local culture it is worth visiting in August for the Independence Day celebrations, October for Janamashtami Hindu Festival and September for the spectacular Diwali festival. October also sees the Navratri Festival of Lights while the huge color festival of Holi takes place in March.
What's the weather like in Delhi?
Delhi is at its best between October and March with cooler days and sunny skies unlike the long, hot and oppressively sticky summer months. From mid-April, the temperatures rise upwards to around 45°C (113°F) and stay that way for much of May, June and July before the monsoon brings some much needed relief.
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