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Tourist Info

Delhi is a major international gateway. It’s also a Centre for domestic travel, with extensive bus, rail and air connections. Delhi’s airport can be prone to thick fog in December and January (often disrupting airline schedules), making it wise not to book back-to-back flights during this period

Train

There are two main stations in Delhi – (Old) Delhi train station in Old Delhi, and New Delhi train station at Paharganj; make sure you know which station serves your destination (New Delhi train station is closer to Connaught Place). If you’re departing from the Delhi train station you should allow adequate time to meander through the often-snail-paced traffic of Old Delhi.

There’s also the Nizamuddin train station, south of Sunder Nagar, where various trains (usually for south-bound destinations) start or finish.

Many trains between Delhi and Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Udaipur operate to and from Sarai Rohilla train station, about 4km northwest of Connaught Place.

Railway porters should charge between Rs 30 and Rs 40 per bag.

Air

The domestic terminals (Terminal 1) of the Indira Gandhi International Airport are around 15km southwest of Connaught Place.
For inquiries, call the international airport (337 6000; www.newdelhiairport.in)

Airlines
Indian Airlines office (23313317; F-Block, Malhotra Bldg, Connaught Place; 10am-1pm & 2-5pm Mon-Sat) is at Connaught Place. There’s also a ticket office at Safdarjang airfield (24631337; Aurobindo Marg; 7am-11pm). For Indian Airlines’ recorded flight arrival and departure details, dial 1407.

Other domestic airlines
Air Deccan (no office; inquiries 9818177008)
Jagson Airlines (23721593; Vandana Bldg, 11 Tolstoy Marg; 9.30am-6pm Mon-Sat)
Jet Airways (39841111; 40 N-Block, Connaught Place; 9am-9pm Mon-Fri, to 6pm Sat & Sun)
Kingfisher Airlines (23730238; 42 N-Block, Connaught Place; 8am-9pm Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat & Sun)
Sahara Airlines (23326851; Gopal Das Bhavan, 28 Barakhamba Rd, Connaught Place; 10am-5pm Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm Sat)

International Airlines
Aeroflot (23723241; 15-17 Tolstoy Marg)
Air Canada (41528181; World Trade Tower, Barakhamba Rd)
Air France (23466262; 7 Atma Ram Mansion, Connaught Place)
Air India (23731225; Jeevan Bharati Bldg, Connaught Place)
British Airways (951244120747; DLF Plaza Tower, DLF Phase 1, Qutb Enclave, Gurgaon)
El Al Israel Airlines (23357965; Prakash Deep Bldg, 7 Tolstoy Marg)
Emirates (66314444; DLF Centre, Sansad Marg, Connaught Place)
Gulf Air (23324293; 12 G-Block, Connaught Place)
Japan Airlines (23324922; Chandralok Bldg, 36 Janpath)
KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines (23357747; Prakash Deep Bldg, 7 Tolstoy Marg)
Lufthansa Airlines (23724200; 56 Janpath)
Malaysian Airlines (41512121; Gopal Das Bhavan, 28 Barakhamba Rd)
Pakistan International Airlines (23737791; 23 Barakhamba Rd)
Qantas (23321345; Prakash Deep Bldg, 7 Tolstoy Marg)
Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation (RNAC; 23321164; 44 Janpath)
Scandinavian Airlines (43513202; Thapar House, 124 Janpath)
Singapore Airlines (23356283; Ashoka Estate Bldg, 24 Barakhamba Rd)
Thai Airways International (41497777; Park Royal Intercontinental Hotel, America Plaza, Nehru Pl)

Bus

Bikaner House (23383469; Pandara Rd), near India Gate, operates good state-run buses. There are services to Jaipur which takes six hours, several services daily between 6am and midnight ; To get to Udaipur takes 15 hours, one daily service at 7.30pm); Ajmer - nine hours, daily at 7.30pm, 10pm and 11.15pm); and Jodhpur 11 hours, one daily service at 10pm.

Delhi’s main bus station is the Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT; 23860290; Kashmiri Gate; 24hr), north of the (Old) Delhi train station. It has a 24-hour left-luggage facility (Rs 15 per bag). This station can be chaotic so arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of your departure time. State-government bus companies (and their counters) at the ISBT include the following:

Delhi Transport Corporation
(Tel: 23865181; Counter 34)

Haryana Roadways
(Tel: 23861262; Counter 35)

Himachal Roadways
(Tel: 23863473; Counter 40)

Punjab Roadways
(Tel:23867842; Counter 37)

Rajasthan Roadways
(Tel: 23381884; Counter 36)

Uttar Pradesh Roadways
(Tel: 23868709; Counter 38)

 
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