Travelling Tips For Delhi

Being a tourist, you would always be interested in knowing the place you are traveling to and more importantly you would definitely like to carry along some useful tips about that city.

It is very important that you are well aware of the customs and traditions of Delhi before you step out for a journey. Being a foreigner and unaccustomed to the city, you must be having an insight to all those factors that would help you avoid unnecessary problems.

Delhi is well connected by Road, Air and Rail Network. Most of the major airlines from across the world operate their services to and from Delhi. So, reaching Delhi is not a big problem with so many options available. Once you are in Delhi, you will find innumerable transport options to choose from. You can hire a personal cab, an auto rikshaw or avail the bus service of DTC. Metro Rail Service within Delhi is well connected to most parts of the city, which makes commuting an easy ride for passengers and tourists.

Avoid mixing with unknown person and don't have faith in what they tell or inform you. In case of any assistance, you must visit the Delhi Police PCR Vans, which can be found at any corner of the city. Also, you can dial 100 from anywhere in Delhi in order to register complaints.

Avoid traveling alone at night, especially in sparsely populated localities.

Prefer traveling in a "Pre Paid Taxi Service" as it is governed and managed by the Delhi Traffic Police. In pre paid service, you pay the fare in advance depending on the distance and luggage you have.

ATM networks of major banks can be found at any location within Delhi. So, it better to use plastic money instead of carrying cash all the time.

Some of the important contact numbers useful for foreigners

Railway Assistance:
International Tourist Bureau
(for Train Reservation & Indrail Passes)
1st floor, New Delhi Railway Station Paharganj side
Timing : 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

International & Domestic air Ticketing :
Delhi Tourism
N-36, Bombay Life Building,
Middle Circle, C.P., New Delhi - 110001
Timing : 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

For Extension of Visa :
The foreigner's Regional Registration Office (F.R.R.O.)
Hans Bhawan, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi
Timing : 9.30 am to 1.30 pm; 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Permits for Restricted Areas :
Ministry of Home Affairs,
Lok Nayak Bhawan, opp. Khan Market, New Delhi
(Monday to Friday Timing : 10 am to 5 pm)

Money Exchange :
(Beyond Bank Hours)

i) State Bank of India, I. G. I. Airport, 24 hours
ii) Central Bank of India, Ashok Hotel, 24 hours
iii) Delhi Tourism, N-36 Bombay Life Building, Middle Circle, C.P. New Delhi - 110001
(Monday to Saturday) Timings : 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

Prepaid Taxi/Auto :
Prepaid Taxi & Auto available from airport (Domestic & International), all Railway Stations and Bus terminals & other important places (Beware of touts)