Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Ready to surf the Capital- things to keep in mind

Delhi Sightseeing
Ready to Surf the Capital- Things to Keep in Mind Delhi, the national Capital is a hotshot destination among tourists for its historical significance, colorful cultural mix, scrumptious food, proactive nightlife, museums and shopping hubs. If this seems to be tempting and you are planning to pack your bags for the next flight to Delhi, take a look at these points to make most out of your trip.

The best time to Visit Delhi
The best time to explore Delhi is the time between October and March. It will be cold in December, and January with a little bit of rain, therefore, we advise you to take your woolen clothes, raincoat and umbrellas to Delhi sightseeing during these months.  May and June are the hottest months in Delhi with maximum temperature touching 42 Celsius and minimum 28 Celsius and thus probably not being the good time to surf the capital.

Travelling around Delhi
Commuting throughout Delhi is convenient as all major places are connected well by the Delhi Metro. Most of the tourists prefer to use Metro to transverse within the city, but you can also use autos and taxis. Read through the following tips on travelling around Delhi to save yourself to be ripped off your money by taxi/auto drivers.

  • If you are coming by airplane remember that there are two Delhi Traffic Police taxi/auto booths— one inside the airport and other outside. From there, you can take a prepaid taxi to your destination, cutting your risk of being unnecessarily charged by the driver. There will be some extra surcharge on the prepaid amount if you take a taxi between 11pm and 5am.
  • Prepaid booths will give you a voucher and a receipt against the payment made by you. You have to give the voucher to the taxi driver once you reach your destination. The receipt can be used to complain about the driver if he misbehaved in any way.
  • Instead of buying Metro tickets every day, you can buy a smart card which decreases your trouble of standing in the queues on the ticket counter. It makes your trip in the Delhi Metro faster, cheaper and simpler.
  • Autos in Delhi run by meter so do not bargain the charges with an auto driver. Simply ask him to go by meter and base price of the auto will be Rs. 25 and after that you will be charged for each kilometer you travel. For covering short distances, you may take “Rickshaws”.
Money Safety
Instead of carrying hard cash, you can use plastic money with several ATMs available on every nook and corner of the city and most of the malls, restaurants and shops accepting them. When out for street shopping, you will need to carry cash as street vendors rarely have card swiping machines. Do not carry big amount to the street markets instead withdraw if you want more money.

Shopping in the city
Janpath and showrooms around Connaught place, Chandni Chowk, South Extension I & II, Greater Kailash and Khan Market are the happening shopping hangouts in Delhi sightseeing . Go on weekdays for shopping to avoid bustling crowd on the weekends.

Hotels, Pubs, Discos, Cafes and Restaurants in the City
There are several luxurious 5-star hotels and cheap hotels for you to stay as per your budget. Also, sightseeing in Delhi boasts of a happening nightlife with numerous pubs, discotheques and cafes open till the wee hours. The city has an array of restaurants that offer multi-cuisine food and smacking-hot North Indian dishes, although, Delhi is more famous for its street food than any other Indian city.

Article originally posted on: articlebase

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