Your host city Delhi is the ideal place to start an exploration of northern India. The crowded colorful capital of India located on the banks of river Yamuna, has witnessed the rise and fall of many dynasties over the last five millennia. The sprawling metropolis stands regally against a spectacular backdrop of ancient architectural marvels, elegant citadels, mosques, minarets, garden tombs, forts, and temples. Worth a lifetime’s visit are the Red Fort in the 17th century city of Old Delhi; the colossal Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India accommodating up to 25,000 worshippers at a time; the Old Fort built in the 16th century; the Qutab Minar, a Tower of Victory built in the 12th century; the Huma Yun’s Tomb, the first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent; and the Lotus Bahia Temple constructed by the Bahia community. Delhi boasts of a wealth of glittering old and new bazaars, and is a marvelous place for shopping. Chandni Chowk, the silver square, that was once a street for noble men and women, is today a bustling trading area.
Getting around Delhi
Delhi Metro is a world-class metro. To ensure reliability and safety in train operations, it is equipped with the most modern communication and train control system. It has state-of-art air-conditioned coaches. Ticketing and passenger control are through Automatic Fare Collection System. Travelling in Delhi Metro is a pleasure with trains ultimately available at three minutes frequency. Entries and exits to metro stations are controlled by flap-doors operated by 'smart-cards' and contact less tokens. For convenience of commuters, adequate number of escalators are installed at metro stations.
- For unlimited travel over short periods. There are two kinds of cards - 1 day and 3 day.
- Value of 1-Day Card: Rs 100
- Value of 3-Day Card: Rs 250
- Refundable Deposit: Rs 50/- payable at purchase (refundable on return of card)
- Single-Journey Token: For one way journey
- Value will depend on the destination. Valid only on the day of purchase.
- Minimum Fare Rs. 8/- and Maximum Fare Rs. 30/-
Delhi Metro Map