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General Information

Do some background reading before visiting India, so that your visit becomes a great experience, something you had never dream could happen to you. Don’t be concerned about living conditions in India. Our 5-star and 4-star hotels, are of international standards and the comforts and cuisine they provide compare with any in the world. The [...]


By nature, Delhiites are affectionate. They will go all out to make you feel at home. While visiting temples / places of worship one should always leave one’s footwear outside. Always ask a local about the customs and ritual before visiting any holy place like temples, mosques, and gurdwaras. This might prevent you from the [...]

Safety Tips

Leave valuables and important papers, such as jewellery and passports in your hotel’s safe deposit box. Never leave these items unattended in your room. Always keep your important belonging along with you or at any safe places like hotel vault. There is strong possibility of loss of important articles in case you carelessly leave them [...]

Telephone and Telegraph

You can direct dial to most cities in India, and to countries abroad. For elsewhere book a call through the operator. On the direct dial facility within the country, note that while during the day – 6 am to 7 pm – the full rate is charged. On Sundays and National Holidays there is a [...]


If you encounter beggars, who are rare in New Delhi, give in kind rather than in cash. Kids, old people, beggars, physically disabled people as well as shoe-cleaners make you uncomfortable and pitiful. Try to avoid such people and do not give them any money otherwise they would hassle you. Sometimes you have to control [...]

Food and Beverages

Delhi has an amazing variety of non-vegetarian and vegetarian cuisine. Contrary to what you may have heard, all Indian food is not hot and spicy. Most dishes are only richly garnished to provide an exciting flavour. You will find excellent restaurants that serve Indian, Chinese, Continental and other cuisine in Delhi. Consumption of liquor is [...]

Doctor / Chemist 24Hrs.

If you need a doctor, your hotel can contact a house physician. The medical stores in Super Bazar, Connaught Circus and in AIIMS and at some private hospitals such as Batra (Tughlakabad Institutional Area) and Spring Meadows (East of Kailash) are open 24 hours. Almost all good hotels in Delhi offer the doctor on call [...]

Emergency Lines

In case of emergencies you can always contact to the under noted numbers:   Women Help line No: 1091 Police: 100 Fire Station 101 Ambulance: 102

Hotel Booking

For hotel bookings and other information, check out our Travel & Accommodation section. There is no dearth of hotels in Delhi. There are numerous touts offering hotel services at the airport. If you must consider employing their services, make sure they have some kind of a visiting card. Take the card to a nearby policeman [...]

Taxi and Auto Rickshaw

Always book your taxi inside the airport. If you take a pre-paid taxi, pay a stipulated fare while at the airport counter. After which you need not pay anything to the taxi driver. Delhi has a well-developed transportation system. Delhi Metro is the recent development in the transportation system of the city. Autos and Taxis [...]

Important Documents

Avoid carrying valuable things. Wear a money necklace or stitch a pocket inside your outfit to keep important documents like passport, credit cards, travellers’ cheques, etc. It’s always better to take photocopies of important documents and leave them with someone trustworthy. Make sure you keep a card mentioning important contact numbers, your age, blood group, [...]

Carry only Essential

Taking cognisance of time, place and season of visit, carry only the most important things with you. Avoid unnecessary items like too much of eatables, bulky clothing, heavy items, etc. Try to carry as less as possible. Only carry the most important articles and avoid unnecessary articles. Carrying too many articles can be hectic for [...]


Try to carry suitcases made of light material with wheels, or suitcases with number lock system. Keep your suitcases locked, and always carry an extra lock and suitcase chains, so that if you have to leave your luggage for some unavoidable reason, you can lock them in waiting rooms, hotel rooms etc. Do not fill [...]

Monuments Entry Fee

There are several historical monuments in Delhi. Some of them bear an entry fees for the visitors. The visitor has to pay the fees in order to enjoy the charm of the place. Always remember to take the receipt of the entry fees and keep it until you are within the monument premises. The entry [...]

Tourist Information

Make sure that luggage is only given to a member of the hotel’s bell staff and a receipt is issued for stored luggage. Never leave luggage or other expensive items, unattended at airports or taxi stands. Tourists are advised to keep their belonging safe themselves or deposit their belonging to any safe custody. Beware of [...]


Asking for a discount is part of the shopping experience – you might be lucky and the shopkeepers may oblige. Otherwise the prices are more or less fixed at most places. Remember, it’s a game you should both enjoy and if you get “swindled”, you are contributing to the local economy! At Connaught place, Meena [...]


India is a shopper’s paradise. Delhi markets specialise in carpets, handicrafts, jewellery, readymade garments and leather goods. It’s best to buy goods only from the more established shops and official Indian Government outlets. If one is interested in shopping then Delhi is certainly the right place to be in. The city has some of the [...]

Conducted Tour

To see all the places of historical interest in Delhi, it is advisable to use a guided tour. Delhi is a round and widely spread out city, and it may be difficult to get to all the places with considerable ease. Compared to Bombay, Delhi has a much more complex structure and easier to get [...]


Tipping is optional, although cabbies and rickshaw drivers seem to expect tips from foreign tourists. Make sure the driver turns down the meter after you get in. If he refuses to do so (cabbies and rickshaw drivers may refuse to do so late at night or early in the morning or if you want to [...]

Credit Cards

Large establishments generally accept American Express, Visa and Diners Club credit cards. The plastic money gives the traveler an option to make payments easily without any fuzz. In the absence of those the traveler would suffer a lot and have to carry large cash, which could be unsafe in a country like India, where large [...]

Banks in Delhi

Banks in residential areas generally observe the weekly holiday of the area. There are large numbers of international banks in Delhi and the numbers are still increasing at rapid pace. One can easily use the facilities of these banks in problematic situation of money loss or some other mis-happening. Some of the famous international banks [...]

Export Regulation

The visitor can take back all articles brought in by him. In addition, he can take out the following purchased in India: (a) Souvenirs (including Indian silk, wool, handicrafts, etc.) without any limit; (b) gold jewellery and silverware up to Rs.100,000 in value. Export of most wildlife products is prohibited or strictly regulated. Therefore avoid [...]

Custom Clearance

Visitors who do not have any dutiable goods or ‘high-valued’ articles or foreign exchange in excess of US$ 2500 or unaccompanied baggage, all of which need to be declared, can simply walk through the Green Channel. Others must go to the Red Channel for clearance. If you are on a tourist visa with less baggage, [...]

Currency Regulation

You can bring in any amount of foreign currency, travellers cheques, etc., and take out as much as you brought in. However, if you are carrying more than US$ 2,500 (or equivalent) you should declare it on arrival, to be attested by the Customs Officer. No Indian currency may be brought into or taken out [...]

Arrival and Departure

Citizens of all countries (including Commonwealth) require a valid passport and an appropriate (entry, transit or tourist) visa. The visa must be obtained abroad from an Indian Mission. Tourist visas are generally valid for 120 days stay in India. Except Nepal and Bhutan, citizens of all the countries require a national passport, travel documents and [...]

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