Delhi city centre
Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL): 8 mi from city centre
Flights to Delhi: practical information
Cheap airlines to Delhi
Finding a cheap plane ticket to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is very easy, especially because it's a major hub for travellers not only going to India but elsewhere in Asia. Flights with one stopover are generally cheaper than direct flights, although the price difference is minimal.
When to book flights to Delhi
May and June are the hottest months to visit Delhi. The temperatures are extremely hot and insufferable for Western visitors. Power outages are frequent during these months. Monsoon rains drench the city from July to September.
- Peak season: Mid-September-March.
- Low season: Summer and monsoon season.
Direct flights to Delhi from London take 8h 15min.
Experience Delhi: what to do, what to see
One of the first things you'll notice after arriving for your holidays in Delhi is that this place touches all of your senses. In Delhi, this happens all at once and can be overwhelming if you're not ready for it!
Essentials in Delhi
Red Fort: First stop on the tourist trail is the Red Fort, built in 1648 by Shah Jahan, the same who built the Taj Mahal. It is enormous... mean to intimidate and the interior gardens are beautiful. It's a brilliant red sandstone fort which includes several other buildings of interest within its walls.
Humayun's Tomb: Next stop is Humayun's Tomb in south Delhi. It is one of the city's three UNESCO Heritage Sites. Immaculately maintained, the tomb of the Mughal emperor was built in 1562 and is remarkable for its symmetry.
Markets & Bazaars: Don't miss the traditional marketplaces while you're here. Handicrafts, books, spices, textiles... it's all here! Connaught Place for example is bursting with shops and stalls on all sides! Take a Delhi rent car and check out Paharganj Market too.
Find more information on delhitourism.nic.in.
Accommodations in Delhi
Delhi is packed with backpacker's hostels, so it's quite easy to find cheap rooms at the last minute. If you're travelling during peak time however, it's very important to book hotels in Delhi in advance, especially between October and February when the city is packed with tourists and travellers from all over the world.