Delhi

Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi's rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators.


The city's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. No wonder chroniclers of Delhi culture - from Chand Bardai and Amir Khusro to present days writers - have never been at a loss for topics. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets.

Delhi has been the political hub of India. Every political activity in the country traces its roots here. This was true even of the mythological era. The Pandavas of the Mahabharata had their capital at Indraprastha, which is believed to have been geographically located in today's Delhi.

 

Delhi Facts :


Area: 1,483 sq km
Latitudinal parallel: 28.3oN
Longitudinal meridian: 77.13oE
Altitude: 293 m above sea level
Population: 13.85million (Census 2001)
Average Temperature: 45oC (Max) - usually in May - Jun, 5oC (Min) - usually in Dec - Jan
Desirable Clothes: Woollen for winters and light cotton for summers
Rainfall: 714 mm
Monsoon: July to mid-September
Population: 13.85 (Census 2001)
Season: Extreme climate with very hot summer and very cold winter
Best time to visit: October to March
STD Code: 011
Languages: Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi
Religions: Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Bahai Faith


Places to see in Delhi :

Lotus Temple      Laxminarayan Temple     Akshardham Temple     India Gate   
Red FortHumayun's Tomb Jama MasjidGurdwara Bangla Sahib
Qutub MinarJantar Mantar Lodhi GardensSafdarjung's Tomb
Sansad BhavanRashtrapati Bhavan RajpathSt. James' Church
Cathedral Church

ISD Code of India: +91          STD Code of Delhi: 011


  • Police - 100 / 1090
  • Fire - 101
  • Ambulance - 102
  • Accident & Trauma Service - 1099
  • Tourist City Information Service - 1280
  • Child Helpline - 1098
  • Women's Helpline - 1091

  • Airport Enquiries

  • Domestic Terminal 
    http://www.newdelhiairport.in

    Delhi Airport - +91-124-3376000
  • International Terminal 
    Exchange +91-11-3376000
    Air India 2565 2050

    Delhi Metro Enquiries

  • www.delhimetrorail.com
    24 Hours DMRC Helpline No.:
    +91-11-128128
    For calling from mobile phones
    Please dial 011 -128128

  • STD Code

  • Delhi - 011
  • Noida - 0120
  • Gurgaon - 0124
  • Faridabad - 0129
  • Ghaziabad - 0120
  • Bahadurgarh - 01276

  • Bus Services

  • Inter-State Enquiry at Kashmiri Gate
    Terminus - 91-11-22960290; 91-11- 22968836
  • Inter-State Enquiry at Sarai Kale Khan
    Terminus - 91-11-24698343; 91-11-24638092
  • Inter-State Enquiry at Anand Vihar
    Terminus - 91-11-22148097
  • UP Roadways - 91-11-22968709
  • Haryana Roadways - 91-11-22961262
  • Punjab Roadways - 91-11-22967892
  • Himachal Roadways - 91-11-22966725
  • Rajasthan Roadways - 91-11-22919537
  • J&K Roadways - 91-11-23324511

  • Telephone Services

  • Directory Enquiry - 197
  • Telephone Complaint - 198
  • Internet Customer Care - 1504
  • Change Number Hindi/Eng - 1951/1952

    Roadways Enquiries

  • Anand Vihar, ISBT 22152431
  • Sarai Kale Khan 24358343/ 8092
  • Kashmere Gate 23865181/ 23868836
    Ext. : 217
  • DTC Local Enquiry 23317600
  • DTC Website : http://dtc.nic.in
  • U.P. Roadways 22149089

    Railway Enquiries

  • http://www.indianrail.gov.in
    General Enquiries - 139

    Air India

  • General Enquiry - 25652050 & 18001801407

  • Blood Banks

  • AIIMS - 91-11-26588700
  • Indian Red Cross Society 24618073, 24618915

  • Bomb Disposal Squads

  • New Delhi - 91-11-23361231 Extn. 3705
  • Delhi - 91-11-22512201 Extn. 577
  • North - 91-11-23962281

  • Tourist Enquiry

  • ITDC - 91-11-23719039
  • Delhi Tourist City Information Service - 1280
  • Transport Arrangements - 91-11-24674153, 26884312
  • Tours Department - 91-11-23363607, 23365358

  • Tourism Departments:

  • Delhi (DTDC) - 91-11-23363607; 91-11-23365358
  • Haryana - 91-11-23324910; 91-11-23324911
  • Himachal Pradesh - 91-11-23325320;
    91-11-23324764
  • Punjab - 91-11-23343055
  • Rajasthan - 91-11-23383837; 91-11-23389525
  • Uttar Pradesh - 91-11-23711296; 91-11-23322251
  • Uttranchal - 91-11-23350481


Medical Emergencies

Delhi has possibly the country's best medical infrastructure. This ranges from specialised state-of-the-art medical facilities to traditional healing hospitals.

 

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences

    Ph: 011-26588500/ 26588700

    VIMHANS (Mental Health & Neuroscience)

    Ph: 26310510 - 20

    National Heart Institute

    Ph: 011-26414156
    26414157 / 26414075

    National Chest Institute

    Ph: 011- 26864012
    26964044 / 26960436

  • Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre

    Ph: 011-26825000 - 3

    Cancer Detection Centre

    Ph: 011-23716941

    Guru Nanak Eye Centre

    Ph: 011-23233080 / 23236745

  • Apollo

    Ph: 011-26925858
    26825555 / 26925801 / 1066

    Indian Spinal Injuries Centre

    Ph: 011-26137603
    26894884 / 26896642

    Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (Cardiac).

    Ph: 011-26139660

    Lok Nayak Jai Prakash

    Ph: 011-23233400
    23231621 / 23232400 / 23230733
  • Ram Manohar Lohia

    Ph: 011-23365525 / 23404040

    Orthonova

    Ph: 011-51657554-8

    Hindu Rao

    Ph: 011-23932307/ 23932314

  • G B Pant

    Ph: 011-23234242 / 23233001

  • Sri Ganga Ram

    Ph: 011-25781837
    25735205 / 25721529

  • Batra

    Ph: 011-29958747
    29957481/ 29957585-6

    G. M. Modi

    Ph: 011-26852112 / 26852113

    Sita Ram Bhartia Institute

    Ph: 011-52111111
    26867435-8 / 26867279 / 26867933

  • Max Healthcare

    Ph: 011-26499870 / 27158844

  • Fortis

    Ph: 011-42776222

  • Central Delhi
  • East Delhi
  • New Delhi
  • North Delhi
  • North East Delhi
  • North West Delhi
  • South Delhi
  • South West Delhi
  • West Delhi







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