Delhi Airport (DEL), also known as Indira Gandhi International Airport, is a major international airport in the national capital region of Delhi, India. It is the busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in India. It is the busier of the 2 civil airports serving Delhi, with the other one being Safdarjung Airport. In 2015, Airports Council International recognised Delhi Airport as the “Best Airport In The World” in the 25 – 40 million passengers category, while Skytrax World Airport Awards titled the airport as “Best Airport in Central Asia”.
There are many airlines that serve the Hong Kong – Delhi route, including Air China, Air India, China Eastern, Emirates, Etihad, Hong Kong Airlines, Jet Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways.
The airport is located 9.9 miles away from New Delhi city center. An average taxi ride from the airport to city center should cost about 29 HKD.
Hong Kong citizens who wish to go to India for vacation purposes must obtain an e-Tourist Visa at least 4 days prior to their departure, which allows them to remain in the country up to 30 days.
ABOUT THE CITY
As the capital territory of India, Delhi is a fast developing city that enjoys modern facilities and lots of foreign investment. It is the second-most populous city of India. Having a long, influential history and a great diversity of cultures, Delhi contains various historic and cultural landmarks that attract millions of tourists from all over the world.
The currency accepted in Delhi is the Indian Rupee (INR or Rs). 1 INR is equal to 0.12 HKD.
Some well-known tourist destinations in Delhi are:
Qutub Minar: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the second-tallest minar in India. It is made of red marble and sandstone and stands at 240 feet high. The 379-step staircase inside the tower allows visitors to go to the top. There are various monuments that surround the tower, such as the Iron Pillar of Delhi and the Tomb of Iltutmish.
Red Fort:Situated right in the heart of Delhi, the Red Fort is home to several museums that tell the history of the empires that used to rule the country. Constructed in 1648, the complex bears the name Red Fort since it is mostly made of red sandstone.
Humayun's Tomb: Following Persian architecture, the building was the first structure in India to use red sandstone. It is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, and is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Delhi’s climate is characterised by strong humidity and constant warmness throughout the year. The warm season usually lasts from April to July, with temperatures averaging 32 °C. The hottest month is May or June, when increased heat, humidity and raining are experienced due to the monsoon. The cold season is noticeably shorter and runs from December to February, with temperatures averaging 18 °C. The coldest month is February, when strong fogs often occur. We recommend that you visit Delhi during July or August to avoid the extreme hotness and the increased raining.
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*All information and prices are valid as at October 2015.
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