Facts about Delhi, General Information
Delhi Fast Facts

Being the capital of India, Delhi is the considered as the main gateway to India. Capital city of India is linked with world's major cities. Here are lots of major tourist attractions which attracts large numbers of tourists from all across the world. International flights from all over the world fly to Delhi's international airport which is known as Indira Gandhi International Airport. Delhi has an international as well as domestic airport to manage all the air traffic of both International and domestic flights. Delhi has almost 12.8 million of population and has area of around 1483 sq m. The best to visit Delhi is between the months of November to March.

Quite an easy connectivity of Delhi to and from all the major cities in the country makes Delhi an ideal to place to visit and relocate as well. Business, education, IT and ITES all have flourished in the capital city at a brisk rate with the graph ever elevating. One can also find interstate road connectivity from Delhi to all its neighboring states such as Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttaranchal (Uttrakhand), and Himachal Pradesh which makes commuting possibly an easy ride.

For the better tourism aspects of the city, Delhi government has special cell which totally looks into the tourism sector. You can have all the essential information needed regarding tourist's location and other major sites within the city. There are other private tour and so many travel operators within the city which would offer you economical and quality services. Online portals on Delhi also gives all the important information on Delhi Tourism where one can also book or plan your travel related needs in advance.

Money:

The currency in the city is the Rupee (INR), which is divided into 100 paisa.
Mostly all the major currencies can be simply changed at banks, and other authorized bureaus can also be change if you want to. It is impossible to acquire rupees outside the country. One doesn’t need to worry at all about the time you'll reach as there will be an exchange office open at the airport. Generally it is illegal in India to exchange such currency through the black market and it is also importantly advisable that one needs to simply refuse the damage or torn notes, as no one will accept such currency apart from all the major National Banks in the country. It is also advisable to keep and tender money into the small denominations for the security reasons. Travelers cheque and major credit cards are vastly accepted everywhere in the city whether it may be shopping complexes, hotels, restaurants or other retail outlets.

Language:

Delhi is a beautiful cosmopolitan city where one would find all the people from all across the country. Hindi is the official as well as widely spoken language in Delhi, which is also followed by Punjabi. However, English also happens to be the official language for Business and the official purposes. Urdu is another common language being spoken in the Muslim community. There are sixteen other languages which are usually spoken by people from various parts of tthe country.

Entry requirements for Americans: United States citizens should have a valid passport as well as a visa.
Entry requirements for Australians: Australians require a valid passport and a visa.
Entry requirements for South Africans: South Africans need a valid passport and a visa.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals: Irish citizens also need a valid passport and a visa.
Entry requirements for New Zealand nationals: New Zealand citizens also need require a valid passport and a visa.
Entry requirements for UK nationals: British citizens must have a valid passport and a visa.
Entry requirements for Canadians: Canadians need a valid passport and a visa.

Passport/Visa Note: One needs a valid passport and of course the visa is required by all for entry to the country, unless they hold a PIO (Person of Indian Origin) Card as well. Some parts of the country are also restricted areas and need a special permit. Travelers who are planning to go to the far northwest side of the country or may be towards the islands, they needs to check all the details at the government websites for all the latest information.

Embassy of Austria in New Delhi, India, EP-13, Chandergupta Marg,
Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi 110021, India
Phone : (+91-11) 24192700

Chinese Embassy in New Delhi, India
50-D, Shantipath Chanakyapuri,
Phone : (+91-11) 26112345

Embassy of United States in New Delhi, India
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110021
Phone : (+91-11) 24198000

Royal Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi, India
6/50 F, Shanti Path
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110021
Phone : (+91-11) 24197600

Embassy of Russia in New Delhi, India
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110021
Phone : (+91-11) 26110640, 26110641,
26110642, 26110644, 26110565,
26873800, 26873802

Embassy of Turkey in India
N 50 Nyaya Marg Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi - 110057

Embassy of Japan in Newdelhi, India
Plot No.4&5,
50-G Shantipath
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110 021

Embassy of France in New Delhi, India
2/50-E Shantipath
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021 India
Phone : (+91-11) 24196100

Embassy of United Arab Emirates in New Delhi, India
EP-12, Chander Gupta Marg,
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi
Phone : (+91-11) 26872937