Delhi is well connected by air with many airlines flying into and out of Delhi. There are two airports, the Safdarjang airport and the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Safdarjang airport is used by various flying clubs and helicopters after the new airport was built. The new airport was initially known as the Palam Airport due to the village Palam where it was constructed. Now the airport has two separate terminals - one for domestic flights and the other for international flights, linking Delhi to all other Indian cities.
The Indira Gandhi International Airport is located some 23-kms away from the city center. Following is the schedule of some of the incoming domestic flights to Delhi:
|Places||Alliance Air||Archana Airways||Jet Airways||Sahara Airways||Indian Airlines|
|Agra||Daily.||Tue / Wed / Fri / Sun.||-||-||-|
|Ahmedabad||-||-||Daily||-||Two flights daily in morning and evening.|
|Calcutta||Tue / Thurs / Sat /Sun.||-||Daily||-||Daily|
|Chennai||-||-||Daily||Sun to Fri.||Daily|
|Goa||Daily||-||-||Mon / Wed / Fri.||-|
|Mumbai||Mon / Tue / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat.||-||Daily||Daily||Daily|
The two airports are linked by bus/coach services. There is
an official prepaid desk for booking taxis and therates are fixed. One can
pay for the same before boarding the taxi. The Taxi counter is located
just outside the customs hall in the International terminal and just
outside Baggage claim area in the domestic arrivals.
Delhi is very well connected by rail to all parts of India. Delhi currently has five railway stations. Namely, The Old Delhi Railway Station (this was the first railway station built in Delhi) and is located near Chandini Chowk area of Delhi. Next came the New Delhi Railway Station located between New and Old Delhi and just off Connaught Place. With increase in traffic, two more railway stations are being developed. First is the Nizamuddin Railway Station, which is located towards South Delhi. The other is Sarai Rohilla Railway Station. This station caters the trains mainly from West India (Rajasthan and Haryana). Then there is the Railway Cantonment, which is primary for the military trains. It is also the starting and ending point for the trains Palace on Wheels, Royal Orient and Black Beauty.
The main office for making train reservations is located between the New Delhi Station and Connaught Place on Chelmsford Road. For foreigners, there is a separate reservation office located on the first floor of the New Delhi Railway Station. Special quotas are available till the last moment on various trains against foreign currency payment.
Direct trains connect Delhi to Guwahati (Rajdhani Express, Prushotam Express, Gomati Express, Brahmaputra Mail), Lucknow (Shatabdi Express), Varanasi (Kashi Vishwanath Express), Mumbai (Rajdhani Express), Agra (Taj Express), Bangalore (Karnataka Express) and Thiruvannanthapuram (Kerala Express).
With the addition of special fast trains, Delhi is now well connected with majority of the State Capitals and important towns. These overnight trains are known as Rajdhani trains. Then there are the Shatabdi(s). These are the trains that leave Delhi in the morning and return back to Delhi the same day. The most famous is the Shatabdi for Agra (takes just 2 hours either way) and ideal for executives and tourists alike. The other is the Shatabdi for Jaipur (takes just over 5 hours either way). Due to their popularity, similar trains are operating from other cities also e.g. From Chennai to Mysore via Bangalore and back and from Mumbai to Pune and back.
Delhi is Linked with Bus Services of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and state roadways of the neighbouring states to all important cities and destinations in North India. The Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) located at Kashmiri Gate is fully equipped with a bank counter, tourist information center, post office and snack bars. Another Bus Terminus is at Sarai Kale Khan. Situated on Ring Road, this terminal is for inter-state buses going to Agra, Mathura, and Vrindavan. For buses to Uttranchal and Uttar Pradesh, there is another ISBT at Anand Vihar in East Delhi. Plans are afoot to make more at the outskirts of Delhi for South and West Delhi.
Distances from Delhi to:
Amritsar: 447 kms
Agra: 200 kms
Chandigarh : 238 kms
Jaipur: 258 kms
Haradwar: 200 kms
Lucknow: 497 kms
Udaipur: 635 kms
Varanasi : 765 kms
Shimla: 368 kms
Gwalior: 319 kms