Apart from being the capital of India, Delhi is also the travel hub of northern India. It serves as an excellent base for visiting the colorful state of Rajasthan, and Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, is less than three hours away. If you want to head north to experience the grandeur of the Himalayas or east to the sacred city of Varanasi, Delhi should be the perfect base.
Delhi is India's main entry point for overseas visitors, and has two airports, one international named Indira Gandhi International Airport and the other domestic named Palam airport. Buses from different states of India pull into the Inter-State Bus Terminal in Old Delhi and Aanda Vihar Bus Terminal in trans-Yamuna area.Well connected to different places of the country by flight and rail, the city has two main railheads in Old or New Delhi both well connected to Connaught Place, the commercial hub the city, by bus, auto rickshaw and taxi. Delhi has almost all kinds of accommodation available in different parts of the city.
New Delhi is conveniently connected to all the major cities of the world with almost all the major airlines operating out of here. New Delhi has two airports catering to domestic and international flights, located 4½ km apart in Palam. The international airport (known as Indira Gandhi International Airport) is situated 20 km from the city center. Taxis and coaches are available from the airports.
Travel to New Delhi by Rail
New Delhi is connected to almost all the cities in the country by super-fast and express trains. The city has three major railway stations at New Delhi, Old New Delhi, and Nizamuddin. Luxury trains like the Palace-on-Wheels, Fairy Queen, and Royal Orient Express can be taken from New Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. Rajdhani Express trains connect New Delhi from the state capitals. Shatabdi Express trains connect New Delhi to the neighboring cities.
Travel to New Delhi by Road
New Delhi is connected to all the major cities of the northern India through road. Buses can be taken from the inter-state bus terminals at Kashmere Gate, Anand Vihar, and Sarai Kale Khan.
Travel in New Delhi
For transportation within New Delhi there are buses, the Metro train, auto-rickshaws and cycle- rickshaws.