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How to Reach New Delhi

How to Reach New Delhi by Air

With the new swanky T3 Terminal, which caters to international and domestic flights, getting into the city has become easier. The terminal with its two floors buildings ensures a smooth flow of arrivals and departures where in the ground floor caters to arrivals and the top floor is reserved for departures. With 168 checks –in counters and various duty free shops along with fast food outlets is a traveller’s delight.

From the airport you can either hire a cab to anywhere in the city or take the metro, whatever suits you the best.

How to Reach New Delhi by Rail

The main station is the New Delhi Railway Station which receives trains from all over the country. The other railway station is the Hazrat Nizammudin Railway Station which serves the north bound trains and is conveniently situated in South Delhi.

Another important railway station is Delhi Cantonment or Delhi Cantt as it is popularly known. All the trains from Rajasthan and Gujarat have a stopover at Delhi Cantt Railway Station. From Delhi Cantt you can either take a metro from stations like Tilak Nagar and Janak Puri to anywhere in the city or you can hire an auto-rickshaw or buses, whatever suits you the best.

How to Reach New Delhi by Bus

New Delhi is very well connected to most of the major cities of the country with good highway network, driving down to the city is another good option to reach this captivating capital city of the country.

Some of the cities that are good driving down options to reach this city are Amritsar, Agra, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Jhansi and Mathura, in north; Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota, Jodhpur, and Ahmedabad in the west, and Gwalior in the central India.

With ISBT – the Interstate Bus Terminal in various states of India — has their buses plying to Kashmiri Gate ISBT and travellers can avail that service. Other than that one can also hire private cars, and taxis to reach this cultural rich city.

One advantage of driving down to the city is that you are not dependent on the city’s public transport, which although very good but at times gets over-crowded.

Getting Around New Delhi

New Delhi boasts of a very good and well connected public transport. From metros, to Delhi Transport Corporations’ Red and Green buses, to auto rickshaws to radio taxis, to private cabs, to cycle rickshaws in some parts of the southern and western part of the city.

By Cars/taxis

Private chaffered –driven cars, taxis, or cabs are available from almost every five star hotel and from the car rental companies sprinkled in the city. And cars can be rented on a daily basis or on weekly basis. One can also go for radio taxi or economy radio taxi. In case you don’t want to go by car you can try the various other modes of transport available in the city.

By auto rickshaws/ cycle rickshaws

You can explore the city in an auto rickshaw as well, however make sure that you have a road map of New Delhi and the conversion card – which actually the auto rickshaw driver is supposed to carry but never carries. Some part of the city also has traditional cycle rickshaws which are restricted to certain areas but are good for travelling within that area.

By Buses

New Delhi has a very well connected and dedicated bus service which caters to almost whole of the city. For routes and detailed information of the buses plying on the certain routes it is advisable to check with Delhi Transport Corporation booths situated at the bus stands.

By Metro

Getting around the city became more comfortable and easy with the advent of Metro in the city. Metro connects all the major Railway stations and Indira Gandhi International Airport to Connaught Place and Dwarka near the airport. The metro also connects the posh south of the city as well to CP and the NCR region like Noida and Gurgaon.

You can take your pick from the above mentioned mode of transportation and explore the city at your leisure.


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