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SIGHTSEEING IN DELHI

Delhiis the capital of India, and embodies the quintessential soul ofthe country. Since the early days, many dynasties and rulersflourished on its regal soil. The legacy of that past survives inthe many monuments left behind by the regents - each one a living testament of its glory.

Today, the city is a curious blend ofthe modern and the traditional. Skyscrapers, beautiful gardensand wide tree-lined avenues perpetuate the Mughal passion oflandscaping and architectural excellence. More importantly,however, Delhi blends within its folds the great cultural varietyof India, an unending range of activities, a million ways of saying - you are welcome.


J A N T A R M A N T A R

Locatedin the heart of Connaught place the Jantar Mantar is only one ofthe five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh II, the otherfour being located at Jaipur, Varanasi, Ujjain and Mathura. Theabstract structures within the Jantar Mantar are in fact instruments that were used for keeping track of celestial bodies. Jantar Mantar is
not only a timekeeper of celestial bodies, it alsotells us a lot about the technological achievements under theRajput kings and their attempts to resolve the mysteries of theuniverse.


S A F D A R J U N G 'S T O M B

Builtin 1753-54, the tomb is the mausoleum of Safdarjang, the viceroyof Awadh, and was constructed under the Mughal Emperor,MohammedShah. It is renowned as the last enclosed garden tomb,similar tothat of Humayun, which is in the same tradition and style.Thetomb has many smaller pavilions that have attractive names.They include Badshah Pasand (King's Favourite), Moti Mahal (Palace of Pearls) and Jangli Mahal (Palace in the woods). The complex also has amadrasa where persons wishing to study the Quran and otherreligious practices of the Muslims could do so by learning from
Muslim scholars.


Q U T A B M I N A R

QutubMinar is one of the most sought after tourist spots in Delhi.The structure is 72.5 metres high and one has to climb 379 stepsto get to the top. The diameter of the base is 14.3 metres whilethe top floor measures 2.7 metres in diameter. .The Minar was said to have been built to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Ghori, the invader from Afghanistan, over the Rajputs in 1192 and it was partly completed by his viceroy, Qutabuddin Aibak (1192 -98), the firstsultan of the Slave dynasty. The Qutab Minar stands just outsidethe central courtyard of Quwwatul Masjid and it was meant tofunction as a Minar so that the muezzin could call the faithfulto prayer and
also as a symbol of the military might of the Turko-Afghan slave dynasty.


P U R A N A Q I L A

Itis believed that this place was Indraprastha, the capital cityof the Pandavas. Many of the present standing monuments though,were built during the period of Sher Shah Suri. The double-storied octagonal towered mosque is cited in history as the tower from where, Emperor Humayun accidentally fell to his death. The lake at thefoothills has boating facilities. There's a small archaeologicalmuseum just inside the main gate. There are good views of NewDelhi from atop the gate.


H U M A Y U N'S T O M B

Humayun'stomb is generally regarded as a prototype of the famed Taj Mahalof Agra. Begai Begum, wife of Emperor Humayun was buried here.The construction of the tomb took eight years to complete and thestructure is made of white marble and red sandstone. The squatbuilding, graced by high arched entrances topped by a bulbous dome is surrounded by formal gardens. The garden has other tombs includingthat of Humayun's barber and the Tomb of Isa Khan, the Architectof Taj Mahal.


F E R O Z E S H A H K O T L A

Theruins of Ferozabad, the 5th city of Delhi, erected by Feroz ShahTughlaq in 1354 can be found at Feroz Shah Kotla. Feroz Shah wasa great builder and so, this fifth city of Delhi was full ofsplendid palaces, mosques and gardens. Kotla was the inner citadel of Firozabad, built like Windsor, with great palaces and a magnificent mosque. One can still see the pyramidal structure topped by theAshokan Pillar brought from Topra, and the three-tiered baoli(stepwell).


R E D F O R T

Builtin red sand stone this imposing fort is 3 kms in perimeter withthe height of the wall varying from 18 to 30 meters at places.Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. Before he could move his capital from Agra to Shahjahanabad in Delhi, he was deposed and imprisoned in AgraFort by his son Aurangzeb. The fort boasts all the obvioustrappings, befitting a vital centre of Mughal government - hallsof public and private audience, plush private apartments, amosque, and elaborately designed gardens. Even today, the fortremains an impressive testimony to Mughal grandeur and entranceto the fort is through the imposing Lahore Gate, which as its name suggests faces Lahore, now in Pakistan. Red Fort has a special significance for India, since the first war of independence, and manyan important speech has been delivered from its ramparts.


J A M A M A S J I D

Locatedin the centre of the old city, this congregational mosque wasbuilt by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1423. Made of yellow sandstone, itcombines the best of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture,standing on 260 pillars supporting 15 domes at varying
elevations.The vast paved courtyard is a rectangle nearly seventyfive metresby sixty-six metres. The whole of the western chamber


I N D I A G A T E

Straightdown the road from Rashtrapati Bhavan is this landmark, a42-meter high arch War memorial built in memory of innumerablesoldiers who laid down their lives during the Afghan war and World Wars. A flame, Amar Jawan Jyoti, is kept perpetually alive here. India gate is located amidst lush green lawns and bears the nameof the 85,000 Indian Army Soldiers who died during the wars.Below the
arch is the memorial to the Unknown Soldier.


R A S H T R A P A T H I B H A V A N

Thispalatial building built on an area of 330 acres designed by theillustrious Lutyens is now the official residence of thePresident of India. This architectural wonder is a mixture of Mughal and Western styles. Rashtrapati Bhawan is the highlight of LutyensNew Delhi and was completed in 1929. The palace has 340 rooms andan
impressive garden called the Mughal Gardens, which is open tothe public for a short while in February when the flowers are infull bloom.


C H A N D N I C H O W K

Situatedopposite the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk is a market that hubs withactivity all through the year. Shahjahan's daughter,Jahanara,laid out the area where water in a pool reflected the moonlightgiving it the name of moonlight square or Chandini
Chowk. It is acrowded place and normally there is a maze of traffic that onehas to negotiate almost every second. Here you can shop from everything under the sun from electronics to exquisite jewellery.

 

ENJOY CULINARY DELIGHTS AT THESE FINE RESTAURANTS

Delhiis gourmet's delight with cuisine from all corners of the worldavailable in the city's numerous restaurants and specialityoutlets. The international fare includes West Asian, Thai, Japanese, Italian and French cuisine. A wide range of Indian delicacies ranging from Mughlai, Tandoori to South Indian can also beenjoyed at the city's fast food chains.

CHOPSTICKS

BUKHARA

Siri Fort Village Restaurant Complex,
Khel Gaon Marg
Ph. 26493628, 26492348

ITC Maurya Sheraton,
Diplomatic Enclave,
Ph: 26112233

LA PIAZZA

KANDAHAR

Hyatt Regency,
Bhikaji Cama Place, Ring Road,
Ph: 26791234

The Oberoi,
Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg,
Ph: 24363030

MACHAN

GEOFREY'S CG

The Taj Mahal Hotel,
Man Singh Road
Ph.: 23026162

04-05, Ansal Plaza
Ph.: 26261305

THE GREAT KABAB FACTORY

MASALA ART

Radisson Hotel
National Highway 8
Ph: 26779191

Taj Palace
Sardar Patel Marg,
Ph: 26110202

 

ENJOY CULINARY DELIGHTS AT THESE FINE RESTAURANTS

Spendthe evening in the relaxed atmosphere of a swanky pub or bar.Usually open from 6 p.m-11 p.m, they serve drinks and snacks. Thediscos mostly allow couples, but on some nights of the week, entry is free for ladies.

PUBS IN DELHI

LA ROCHELLE & WINE BAR

LOUNGE BAR

The Oberoi,
Zakir Hussain Marg
Ph: 24363030

Marriot Welcome Hotel,
District Centre, Saket
Ph : 26521122

LE BELVEDERE

LOUNGE AND BAR

Le Meridien Windsor Place
Ph : 23710101

Intercontinental Parkroyal,
Nehru Place
Ph : 26223344

POLO LOUNGE

RICK'S

Hyatt Regency
Ph : 26181234
Timing : 11 am to midnight

Taj Mahal Hotel
1 Mansingh Road,
Ph : 23026162

DISCOTHEQUES

ANNABELLE'S

CJ'S

Intercontinental Hotel
Ph : 23411001

Le Meridien
Ph : 23710101

FLOAT

DUBLIN

Park Royal
Ph : 26223344

Maurya Sheraton
Ph : 26112233

MY KIND OF PLACE

O'ZONE

Taj Palace
Ph : 26110202

Radisson
Ph : 26779191

SOME PLACE ELSE

 

The Park
Ph : 23743737

 

5 STAR HOTELS IN DELHI

Delhiis gourmet's delight with cuisine from all corners of the worldavailable in the city's numerous restaurants and specialityoutlets. The international fare includes West Asian, Thai, Japanese, Italian and French cuisine. A wide range of Indian delicacies ranging from Mughlai, Tandoori to South Indian can also beenjoyed at the city's fast food chains.

ASHOK HOTEL

TAJ PALACE HOTEL, NEW DELHI

ADDRESS : 50 B, Chanakyapuri
Ph : 26110101
LOCATION : 15 kms from International Airport &
10 kms from domestic airport.
ACCOMODATION : 571 rooms.
Distance from Fair Venue : 18 kms.

ADDRESS : Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave
Ph : 26110202
LOCATION : 10 mins. from the Airport
ACCOMODATION : 470 rooms & 34 suites.
Distance from Fair Venue : 18 kms.

MAURYA SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL

ADDRESS : Diplomatic Enclave
Ph : 26112233
LOCATION : 17 kms from Airport &
7 kms from city centre.
ACCOMODATION : 500 rooms & suites.
Distance from Fair Venue : 12 kms.

ADDRESS : Diplomatic Enclave
Ph : 23411001
LOCATION : 24 kms from International Airport &
14 kms domestic centre.
ACCOMODATION : 455 air-conditioned rooms.
Distance from Fair Venue : 8 kms.

 

 

THE PARK HYATT REGENCY
ADDRESS : 15 Parliament Street
Ph : 23732477
LOCATION : 21 kms from the International Airport
ACCOMODATION :
226 rooms, including 11 executive & deluxe suites
Distance from Fair Venue : 5 kms
ADDRESS : Bhikaji Cama Palace, Ring Road
Ph : 26791234
LOCATION : 10 minutes from the Airport
Distance from Fair Venue :
10 kms.

THE OBEROI

LE MERIDIEN

ADDRESS : Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg
Ph : 24363030
LOCATION : 21 kms from airport & 4 kms from
downtown area
ACCOMODATION :
350 rooms

Distance from Fair Venue : 5 kms.

ADDRESS : Bhikaji Cama Place
Ph : 23710101
LOCATION : 16 kms from Airport
ACCOMODATION : 355 Rooms.
Distance from Fair Venue : 8 kms.

TAJ MAHAL HOTEL

HOTEL VASANT CONTINENTAL

ADDRESS : Number One Mansingh Palace,
Ph : 23026162
LOCATION : 20 minutes from the airport .
ACCOMODATION :
322 rooms & suites
Distance from Fair Venue : 8 kms.

ADDRESS : Vasant Vihar
Ph : 26148800
LOCATION : 6 kms from the airport & 12 kms from the downtown
ACCOMODATION :
120 Rooms & suites
Distance from Fair Venue : 16kms.

BUDGET HOTELS

CROWNE PLAZA SURYA

PARK ROYAL

ADDRESS : Friends Colony
Tel : 26835070
LOCATION : 25 minutes from airport & 5 Kms from down town.
ACCOMODATION :
195 rooms
Distance from Fair Venue : 16 kms

ADDRESS : International Trade Tower, Nehru Place
Tel : 26223344
LOCATION : 15 minutes from International Airport
Distance from Fair Venue :
18 kms.

RADISSON

IMPERIAL

ADDRESS : National Highway - 8
Ph : 26779191
LOCATION : 5 kms from International Airport
Distance from Fair Venue : 25 kms.

ADDRESS : Janpath
Ph : 23341234
LOCATION : 16 kms from Airport
Distance from Fair Venue : 8 kms.

MARRIOT WELCOME HOTEL

AMBASADOR

ADDRESS : SAKET
Ph : 26521122
Distance from Airport : 15 kms from International Airport
Distance from Fair Venue : 18 kms.

ADDRESS : Sujan Singh Park
Ph : 24632600
Distance from Airport : 22kms.
Distance from Fair Venue : 7kms.

BROADWAY

HANS PLAZA

ADDRESS : Asaf Ali Road
Tel. 23273821
LOCATION : 30 kms.
Distance from Fair Venue :
5 kms.

ADDRESS : 15 Barakhambha Road
Tel. 23316861
Distance from Airport : 26kms.
Distance from Fair Venue :
4 kms.

CLARIDGES

JANPATH

ADDRESS : 12 Aurangzeb Road
Tel. 23010211
Distance from Airport : 30kms.
Distance from Fair Venue : 9kms.

ADDRESS : Janpath
Ph : 23316861
Distance from Airport : 22kms.
Distance from Fair Venue : 5kms.

DIPLOMAT

NIRULAS

ADDRESS : Sardar Patel Marg
Tel. 23010204
Distance from Airport : 12kms.
Distance from Fair Venue : 10kms.

ADDRESS : L - Block, Connaught Circus
Tel. 23417419
Distance from Airport : 25kms.
Distance from Fair Venue : 25kms.

OBEROI MAIDENS

SAMRAT

ADDRESS : Sham Nath Marg
Tel. 23975464, 23914841/51
Distance from Airport : 40 kms.
Distance from Fair Venue : 12kms.

ADDRESS : Kautilya Marg
Tel. 23975464, 23914841/51
Distance from Airport : 40 kms.
Distance from Fair Venue : 12kms.

SIDDHARTH

 

ADDRESS : 3, Rajendra Place
Tel. 25762501
Distance from Airport : 18 kms.
Distance from Fair Venue : 10kms.

 

 

HOSPITALS

  • ApolloHospital,Sarita Vihar Ph.2692-5858/5801
  • Dr.R M Lohia Hospitals, CP Ph.2336-5933/5525
  • MoolchandHospital,Lajpat Nagar Ph.2692-0217/2682-2618
  • AIIMS,AnsariNagar Ph.2656-1123/2686-4851
  • EscortsHeart Instt, Okhla Ph.2684-4820/2683-3641

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

 

 

Flight Information

:

Indira Gandhi International Airport

International Terminals

:

2585-2011, 2565-2021, 2569-6021

Airport Enquiry

Terminal-1

:

2566-5181

Manager

:

2566-5315

Terminal-2

:

2569-6021

Manager

:

2569-6179

 

D O M E S T I C A I R L I N E S

Airport Exchange

:

2548-1351, 2566-5125/26, 2569-6351, 2569-5121, 2569-6535

Indian Airlines

Reservations

:

Tel : 2141-462-0566/2220, 2463-1337,2463-1335
PTI Bldg., Sansad Marg :
Tel : 2371-9168/0369 Malhotra Bldng
Tel : 2331-0517 ( Sun closed.)

Enquiries

:

140

Pre-recorded flight information on

Arrivals

:

Tel : 142

Departure

:

Tel : 143

Hotlink Info

Arrivals

:

9627-011-142

Departure

:

9627-011-143

Tel: (A) 2566-5121, 2548-3535, 2566-5433/34
Telecheck - in for J class,
Tel- 2566-5166

Jet Airways

:

Jetair House, 13, Community Centre, Yusuf Sarai
Tel : 2651-7443, 2685-3700, 26519551
N-40 Outer Circle, Connaught Place

Sahara India

:

GF Amba Deep Bldg, KG Marg
Tel : 2332-6851-2335-2771
A : 2566-5234/5879

 

R A I L W A Y E N Q U I R Y

ARRIVAL

 

 

North

:

1331

East

:

1332

West

:

1333

South

:

1334

Central Enquiry

:

23313535

Reservation

:

23348686 / 23348787

DEPARTURE

 

 

North

:

1336

East

:

1337

West

:

1338

South

:

1339

 

I N T E R S T A T E B U S T E R M I N A L S

General & D.T.C, Enquiry

:

22968836

D.T.C

:

Head Office : 2335418

Local Enquiry

:

(City Office ) : 23371745 / 23317445

Central Distt. (Enquiry)

:

23371847/ 23371378

 

 

AROUND DELHI, FABULOUS GATEWAYS


A G R A

Distance from Delhi : 200 kms

Driving Time : 3 hours

Agra is an excellent getaway from Delhi that leads you to discover the beauty of the Taj Mahal and enjoy afresh the various sights tosee in the city. Even if you've seen it all before, it's always apleasure to visit Agra again. And while you are there, check outthe majestic Agra Fort, Fatehpur-Sikri, Salim Chisti's Dargah(tomb) and Akbar's tomb at Sikandra.


J A I P U R

Distance from Delhi: 250 kms

Driving Time: 4 hours


Jaipur is the quintessential land of colour, valour, legends andromance. At this time of the year, you can wallow in the brightsunshine, enjoy camel rides, picnic in the Ram Niwas Gardens andstroll through the magnificent Amber, Jaigarh and Nahargarhforts. And while in Jaipur, you can't but shop - for beautifulBandhni fabric,leather mojris, silver jewellery and lots more.


J I M C O R B E T T P A R K

Distance from Delhi: 294 kms

Driving Time: 6 hours

The Jim Corbett National Park is home to tigers, elephants and avariety of flora and fauna that make you forget your workplaceblues and help you unwind.. There are countless activities foryou to choose from: walking, trekking, cycling, camel safari,checking out the two museums or shopping for curios just outsidethe park gate


M U D F O R T

Distance from Delhi: 80 kms

Driving Time: 2 hours


Barely 80 km from the hustle and bustle of New Delhi stands the MudFort of Kuchesar, which was built in the mid-18th century by theJat rulers. The fort has bravely withstood the onslaught of theMarathas, Sikhs, Rohillas, and Rajputs, as well as French andEast India Company. The fort was built with seven turrets so asto withstand the cannons of the British and nowaday's is apopulartourist attraction.


R A N T H A M B O R E N A T I O N A L P A R K

Distance from Delhi: 300 kms

Driving Time: 5 hours


Situated in Eastern Rajasthan, the Ranthambhore National Park was oncethe hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Famous for itstigers, the park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora, whichincludes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, 272 birds, 12 reptiles and30 mammals. Apart from the tiger, at Ranthambore you also get achance to see the sambar, chital, nilgai, gazzelle, boars,mongoose,Indian hare, monitor lizards and a large number ofbirds.


R I S H I K E S H

Distance from Delhi: 230 kms

Driving Time: 3 hours

Rishikeshis a gateway to the Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath,Gangotri and Yamunotri. From this point on, the great Gangesleaves behind her mountain home and enters the vast plains of Northern India. The Yoga Centres of Rishikesh are renowned the worldover and have enhanced the significance of the place tremendously.

 

ROUND DELHI, HANDICRAFT POCKETS


J A I P U R

Distance from Delhi : 250 kms

Driving Time : 4 hours


A colourful city renowned for its stone cutting, polishing, jewellery and block printing.


J O D H P U R

Distance from Delhi : 590 kms

Driving Time : 8 hours


The city is well known for traditional items in metal and wood.


M O R A D A B A D

Distance from Delhi : 165 kms

Driving Time : 3 hours


A short drive from Delhi takes you to Moradabad, the biggesthandicrafts centre in India known for its traditional handcrafteditems in metalware.


S A H A R A N P U R

Distance from Delhi : 185 kms

Driving Time : 4 hours


The ultimate destination for the best handcrafted/carved work in wood.

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