14 83 sq .kms.
Altitude: 239 m above sea level.
Language: Hindi, English Urdu, Punjabi
Rainfall : 111 cms. annually (approx)
Clothes : Summer-Cotton
STD Code: 011
Population: 11 million
People per sq.km : 7000
Best Time to Go : October to March
Transport Corporation:- Booking from 8 am to 8 pm
Haryana Government Roadways:- Bookings from 6.15 am to
12.30 pm and 2 to 9.30 pm. Reservations can also be made at the
Haryana Emporium from 10 am to 5 pm
Himachal Pradesh Roadways:- Booking from 7 am to 7 pm
Punjab Roadways:-Booking from 8am to 8pm.
Rajasthan Roadways:- Booking from 7 am to 9 pm. Booking can
also be made at Bikaner House just sough of Rajpath from 6 am to
Uttar Pradesh Roadways:- Booking from 6 am to 9.30 pm.
is an important rail center and an excellent place to make
bookings. There is a special foreign tourist booking office
upstairs in New Delhi railway station. It is open Monday to
Saturday from 7.30 am to 5 pm. This is the place to go if you want
a tourist-quota allocation, are the holder of an India rail Pass
or want to buy an Ind rail Pass. It gets very busy and crowded,
and it can take up to an hour to get served. If you make bookings
here tickets. Must be paid for in foreign currency (US dollars and
pounds sterling only, and your change will be given in rupees), or
with rupees backed up by bank exchange certificates.
international flights to Delhi arrive and depart at terrible hours of the
morning. Take special care if this is your first foray into India and you
arrive exhausted and jetlagged. It you're leaving Delhi in the early hours
of the morn9ing. Book a taxi the afternoon before. They'll be hard to find
in the night. See Other Areas in the Places to Stay bottom end section in
this chapter for information about the retiring rooms at the airport.