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How To Reach Delhi
It's almost impossible to plan a visit to India and not touch base on the national capital - New Delhi; that 'City of Djinns' which thrives amicably with the past, present and future in a state of happy chaos. Even though Delhi might just be a stopover, there's still a lot you can explore before you head to the mountains of Himachal or the deserts of Rajasthan. Feel nostalgic at the ancient monuments, find an explosion of culinary delights in old Delhi or get groovy in the posh South Delhi. But first, read on to figure out how to reach your destination, this beautiful city of Delhi.
Being the capital of one of the world's fastest growing economies, Delhi is obviously very well connected. The Indira Gandhi International Airport has two terminals, T1 for Domestic flights and T3 for International ones. Both terminals are interconnected by Free Shuttle Services at regular intervals. All major Indian cities are connected to the national capital via daily flights.
The city is easily accessible from the Airport thanks to the Delhi Airport Metro link, pre-paid taxi services, buses, autos and recently the private meter cab providers Ola and Uber.
Delhi is the headquarters of the Northern Indian Railways, making it a hub for rail transportation. Delhi has five stations namely, Old Delhi Station (DLE), New Delhi Station (NDLS), Delhi Cantt (DEC), Sarai Rohilla (DDE), and Nizamuddin Station (NZM).
Most of the stations are in heavily populated regions of Delhi and thus have high connectivity. The metro is almost omnipresent and so are the yellow-green CNG three-wheelers. You may need to haggle well for the price. You could also consider the Delhi Transport Corporation buses but the routes are often complicated and involve multiple changes.
If you have the luxury of a car, the best way to reach Delhi is through the multiple national highways that connect the region. Enjoy the well-maintained roads and the frequent dhabas en-route, all serving mouth-watering parathas. Delhi proudly claims the pole position for the highest density of roads in India and enjoys superb connectivity with nearby states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.
Travelling in Delhi
A crowded and busy city like Delhi needs an efficient transport system. Thankfully over the years, and after long stretches of construction and infrastructure development, Delhi is now one of the best connected Metropolises in India.
The DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) along with the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) have created an intense subnet of road and railways. The red and green buses connect every part of the city at frequent intervals at a very minimal cost. The six lines of the Delhi Metro make travelling within the city in air conditioned trains comfortable, fast and cheap. The other option, if you dislike public transport, is that of hiring a cab or an auto rickshaw, easily available at every corner of the town or even on your smartphones.