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    Delhi – a brief overview

    The Indian capital is not one city but a succession of cities. The carved stones of ancient Hindu kingdoms lie beneath the ruins of forgotten sultanates and the lavish forts and palaces of Mughal rulers. The British were the last set of conquerors to arrive, and they laid out New Delhi as an orderly grid of leafy boulevards. With its grand monuments, captivating temples and bustling bazaars, the modern city offers a

    fascinating window through time, where you can step through centuries just by crossing the street. All around the historic centre, new neighbourhoods of modern apartments, office towers and modern malls are springing up at an unprecedented rate as India settles into its role as Asia’s second superpower.

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    Humayan’s Tomb

    Mathura Road, Nizamuddin
    110013 New Delhi
    India
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    Opening times:
    Daily sunrise to sunset

    The rough draft for the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of the Mughal emperor Humayan is topped by a soaring Islamic dome and wrapped in bands of red sandstone and white marble. This is the most lavish of the city’s myriad Mughal monuments, and the peaceful grounds are dotted with tombs for dignitaries of the royal court.

    Qutb Minar

    Mehrauli
    110030 New Delhi
    India
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    Opening times:
    Daily sunrise to sunset

    The ruins of the first sultanate of Delhi are a tour-de-force of Islamic architecture, with many buildings constructed using stones torn from the temples of vanquished local rulers. The complex is dominated by the Qutb Minar, a 73m-high minaret covered in carved quotations from the Koran.

    Red Fort

    Netaji Subhash Marg
    Chandni Chowk
    110006 New Delhi
    India
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun sunrise to sunset

    Ringed by an impregnable sandstone wall, Delhi’s most famous sight is perhaps more dramatic outside than in. Many of the Mughal palaces inside were destroyed by the British, but it is still fascinating to explore the remaining palaces and pavilions, for a window onto the elegant lifestyle of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal ruler of India.

    Jama Masjid

    Off Netaji Subhash Marg
    Chandni Chowk
    110006 Delhi
    India
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0700-1200 and 1330-1830

    The vast mosque constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan is still one of the most remarkable buildings in the subcontinent. Decorated in bands of red sandstone and gleaming white marble, the main dome is flanked by two towering minarets; climb the southern tower for spectacular views over the tangled alleyways of Old Delhi.

    India Gate and Parliament

    India Gate, Rajpath
    110001 New Delhi
    India
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    Delhi’s signature monument was constructed in 1931 to commemorate the tens of thousands of Indian soldiers who died in WWI and the Afghan Wars. From the memorial arch, Rajpath runs west to the grand precincts of the Indian parliament, a glorious blend of British and Indian architectural styles.

    Lodi Gardens

    Lodi Road, Lodi Colony
    110003 New Delhi
    India
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    Opening times:
    Daily 0600-2000 (Oct-Mar)
    0500-2000 (Apr-Sep)

    Delhi’s answer to Central Park, the Lodi Gardens are the city’s favourite green space. The lush grounds are dotted with the ruined tombs of former emperors from the Sayyid and Lodi dynasties, who were defeated and conquered by the Mughals.

    Akshardham Temple

    National Highway 24, Near Noida Mor
    110092 New Delhi
    India
    Tel: (011) 2201 6688
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun 0930-1830

    The extravagant temple of the Swaminarayan organisation is an astonishing medley of architectural styles. More than 20,000 carvings of animals, people and Hindu deities adorn the main temple, and audiovisual displays in the surrounding pavilions bring Hindu legends to vivid life.

    Lotus Temple

    Bahá'í House of Worship, Bahapur, Kalkaji
    110019 New Delhi
    India
    Tel: (011) 2647 0526
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun 0900-1730 (winter)
    Tue-Sun 0900-1900 (summer)

    The graceful lotus-shaped Bahá’í temple in south Delhi is a remarkably spiritual place for a major tourist attraction. Visitors are guided into the calm, cool interior by temple attendants, who invite everyone to honour the divine in their own way.

    Hauz Khas

    Hauz Khas Village, Hauz Khas
    110016 New Delhi
    India
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    The ruins of the madrassa (Islamic college) and funeral compound at Hauz Khas is one of Delhi’s favourite escapes. Scattered with derelict pavilions and tombs, this shady park is a popular hangout for students and artists, and the surrounding village is dotted with cool cafés, hip bars and quirky fashion stores.

    National Museum

    Janpath
    110011 New Delhi
    India
    Tel: (011) 2379 2775
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun 1000-1700

    Celebrating 5,000 years of history, the calm halls of the National Museum are stacked high with miniature paintings, arms and armour, temple carvings, lavish jewellery, ancient manuscripts, musical instruments and other treasures that tell the story of the great kingdoms of ancient India.

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    Country overview

    India is a beautiful and bamboozling place, where holy cows amble along the streets, bask on heavenly beaches

    next to modern hotels and where ancient temples sit perfectly at home besides shiny new offices.

    Geography

    India shares borders to the northwest with Pakistan, to the north with China, Nepal and Bhutan, and to the east with Bangladesh and Myanmar. To the west lies the Arabian Sea, to the east the Bay of Bengal and to the south the Indian Ocean. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are Indian territory but lie off the coast of Thailand in the Bay of Bengal. Sri Lanka lies off the southeast coast, and the Maldives off the southwest coast.

    The far northeastern states and territories are all but separated from the rest of India by

    Bangladesh as it extends northwards from the Bay of Bengal towards Bhutan.

    India is separated from the rest of Asia by mountain ranges, forest, and desert -the Himalayan mountain range in the north, the Thar Desert in the west and the Chin Hills and Patkai ranges in the east. The Indus River runs through the northern disputed territory of Jammu & Kashmir. The most sacred of rivers, the Ganges, is in the east.

    General knowledge

    Key facts

    Population: 1220800359

    Population Density (per sq km): 371

    Capital: New Delhi.

    Language

    Hindi is the official language of India and, used by about 40% of the population, India’s most widely spoken. English is also enshrined in the constitution for a wide range of official purposes. In addition, 18 regional languages are recognised by the constitution. These include Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya and Punjabi, which are used in respective regions, and Tamil and Telugu, which are common in the south. Other regional languages include Kannada, Malayalam and Marathi. The Muslim population largely speaks Urdu.

    Currency

    Rupee (INR; symbol Rs) = 100 paise. Notes are in denominations of Rs1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of Rs5, 2 and 1, and 50, 25, 20, 10 and 5 paise.
    Note:
    The import and export of local currency is prohibited. Sometimes smaller vendors will not take bills larger than Rs 500. It is best to carry a range of rupee notes if you are shopping at bazaars and local markets.

    Electricity

    230-240 volts AC, 50Hz. Some areas have a DC supply. Plugs are of the round two- and three-pin type.

    General business opening hours

    Mon-Fri 0930-1730, Sat 0930-1300.

    Public holidays

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

    Note

    Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday are universally observed.

    (a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted. Some disruption may continue into Eid al-Fitr itself. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha may last up to several days, depending on the region.

    (b) Hindu festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.

    2014

    Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad): 14. January 2014
    Republic Day: 26. January 2014
    Holi: 17. March 2014
    Mahavir Jayanti: 13. April 2014
    Good Friday: 18. April 2014
    Easter Monday: 21. April 2014
    Buddha Purnima (Buddha’s Birthday): 06. May 2014
    Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan): 28. July 2014
    Independence Day: 15. August 2014
    Krishna Janmashtami: 17. August 2014
    Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday: 02. October 2014
    Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami): 03. October 2014
    Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice): 04. October 2014
    Diwali (Festival of Lights): 24. October 2014
    Muharram (Islamic New Year): 25. October 2014
    Guru Nanak Jayanti: 06. November 2014
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2014
    Boxing Day: 26. December 2014

    2015

    Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad): 03. January 2015
    Republic Day: 26. January 2015
    Mahashivratri: 17. February 2015
    Holi: 06. March 2015
    Mahavir Jayanti: 02. April 2015
    Good Friday: 03. April 2015
    Easter Monday: 06. April 2015
    Buddha Purnima (Buddha’s Birthday): 01. June 2015
    Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan): 18. July 2015
    Independence Day: 15. August 2015
    Krishna Janmashtami: 05. September 2015
    Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice): 23. September 2015
    Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday: 02. October 2015
    Muharram (Islamic New Year): 13. October 2015
    Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami): 22. October 2015
    Diwali (Festival of Lights): 11. November 2015
    Guru Nanak Jayanti: 25. November 2015
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2015
    Boxing Day: 26. December 2015

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    Nightlife in Delhi
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    Going out in Delhi is all about making a night of it, and most bars offers meals to start and cocktails to follow. The best bars are set in the big hotels and the emphasis is more on

    conversation than dancing. Prices for cocktails are influenced by the choice of spirits; choose Indian brands to keep prices down.

    Lodi – The Garden Restaurant

    Lodi Road, Lodi Colony
    110003 New Delhi
    India
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    With curtained gazebos dotted around a tropical garden, the sleek restaurant at the Lodi Gardens is the perfect place for sunset cocktails.

    Q’Ba

    42/43, 1st Floor, Block E, Inner Circle, Connaught Place
    110001 New Delhi
    India
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    The main bar here is coolness incarnate, but it’s even cooler out on the terrace, where you can sip a long drink high above the bustle of Connaught Place.

    Smokehouse Grill

    North Wing, VIPPS Centre, LSC Masjid Moth, Greater Kailash II
    110048 New Delhi
    India
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    A bar and restaurant where the drinks menu definitely doesn’t come second, Smokehouse is the place to be seen, ideally cocktail in hand, in the southern suburbs.

    Ira The Waterside Bar

    Diplomatic Enclave
    Sardar Patel Marg
    New Delhi 110021
    India
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    A stylish spot to cool off in the evenings, with colourful lounge chairs tucked under secluded awnings on a candlelit poolside patio.

    Olive Bar & Kitchen

    One Style Mile, Haveli No 6, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli
    110030 New Delhi
    India
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    This classy Mediterranean bar and kitchen near the Qutb Minar is the first choice for fashionistas, movie stars and the city’s power players.

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    Restaurants in Delhi
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    Delhi-ites love to eat and you can’t go more than a few metres in the centre without passing another eatery packed with hungry locals. Delhi’s restaurants serve everything from spicy North Indian kebabs and fragrant curries from the south to

    crowd-pleasing European staples like pasta and pizzas. Many say the city’s finest food is served on the street in the myriad food stalls and hole-in-the-wall canteens of Old Delhi.

    Bukhara

    ITC Maurya Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg
    110021 New Delhi
    India
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    Price: Expensive

    Celebrated as one of India’s finest restaurants, Bukhara serves the richly spiced cuisine of the Northwest Frontier, with an emphasis on grilled meats from the tandoor (clay oven).

    Indian Accent

    77 Friends Colony West
    110065 New Delhi
    India
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    Price: Expensive

    Regularly tipped as the city’s best restaurant, this elegant eatery at The Manor hotel updates traditional Indian delicacies with global fusion flavours.

    Veda

    H-27, Tropical Building, Connaught Circus
    110001 New Delhi
    India
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    Price: Moderate

    A top choice for a candlelit dinner, full of lanterns and mirrors, serving flavoursome curries prepared with market-fresh herbs and spices.

    Hotel Saravana Bhavan

    P-15, Connaught Circus
    110001 New Delhi
    India
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    Price: Cheap

    The best place in town to sample the rich flavours of southern India, this wholesome vegetarian canteen sees queues around the block at lunchtime.

    Karim’s

    Jama Masjid
    110006 New Delhi
    India
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    Price: Cheap

    A cult canteen near the Jama Masjid mosque, serving some of the city’s finest kebabs to crowds of enthusiastic diners.

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    Independence Day

    15 August 2014

    Venue: Throughout the city.

    This national holiday commemorates India’s independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. In the capital, it focuses on Delhi’s spectacular Red Fort and features ceremonial speeches and flag-hoisting by the India Prime Minister, following which a major procession takes place from the fort. Elsewhere in the city, numerous cultural and public events also mark the day.

    Janamashtami

    16 – 17 August 2014
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    Venue: Throughout the city, but most ostentatiously at Lakshmi Narayan Mandir.

    Another important Hindu festival, Krishna Janmashtami, to give it its full name, marks the birth of Krishna, avatar of the deity Vishnu. At the beginning of the day, the people of Delhi take ritual baths at dawn, then make their way to the brightly decorated temples dotted around the city. Mass visits to the major temples, particularly the ISKCON temple on Hare Krishna Hill and Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, are the focal point of the festival.

    Navratri

    25 September – 3 October 2014

    Venue: Throughout the city.

    The nine-day Hindu Festival of Nine Lights celebrates the goddess Durga with dances, song and worship. It’s one of the holiest of Hindu festivals, the belief being that Durga purifies the minds of her devotees, banishing evil thoughts and granting true knowledge. Towards the end of the nine days, obeisance is paid to young girls, who are believed to be manifestations of the goddess – and in Delhi the event culminates in a festival of dance known as ‘Dandiya’.

    Diwali

    23 – 27 October 2014

    Venue: Throughout the city.

    The five-day Festival of Lights is the most important and pan-Indian of Hindu festivals, also marked by Jainists and Sikhs. It is celebrated by giving gifts, lighting fireworks and burning butter and oil lamps to lead Lord Rama home after his 14-year exile. It’s a spectacular and colourful time in the Delhi calendar and well worth being around to witness, as the city dons a particularly festive appearance.

    Indian Grand Prix

    21 – 23 November 2014
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    Venue: Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida.

    The Formula 1 Grand Prix circus arrived in India for the first time in 2011, the race taking place on a new purpose-built track in Greater Noida, 40km (25 miles) southeast of central Delhi. The race was cancelled in 2014 but is expected to attract 30,000 adrenaline-charged spectators when it returns the following year. Grip tightly to the edge of your seat as the drivers negotiate the 5.2km-long (3.2 miles) Buddh International Circuit.

    Holi

    6 March 2015
    Website

    Venue: Throughout the city.

    Hindu festival of harvest and fertility when the streets of Delhi are overrun with people bombarding each other (and stray tourists) with brightly coloured powder and water. The event begins the previous night, when bonfires (holikas) are lit all over the city to symbolise the victory of good over evil – and on these effigies of the demon Holika are burned. The day itself is marked with general feasting and celebration.

    Ramanavami

    28 March 2015

    Venue: Throughout the city.

    This hindu festival celebrates the birth of Lord Rama with processions, music, readings, and re-enactments of scenes from the Ramayana. Less exuberant than Holi, it’s nevertheless a significant event in the Hindu year, and there is plenty for the observer to see, including the parades with effigies of Rama, who is supposedly the seventh incarnation of Visnhu.

    Buddha Jayanti Festival

    3 May 2015

    Venue: Buddha Jayanti Park.

    Buddha Jayanti celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautam Buddha in different years. Buddhist sites in Delhi, most notably the Buddha Jayanti Park, celebrate with prayer meetings and colourful events. Gautam Buddha, also known as the enlightened one, is believed to be the creator and first practitioner of Buddhism. Buddha Jayanti or Buddha Purnima is a major festival for the Buddhist community across South East Asia. On this day, mortal remains of Buddha are also brought out for public viewing by the National Museum in Delhi.

    Mango Festival

    1 – 31 July 2015

    Venue: Dilli Haat Market.

    Two-day festival celebrating the ubiquitous Indian mango fruit with quizzes, competitions, mango tasting and over 400 varieties of the fruit on display. India is one of the world’s biggest producers of mangoes, and during this event in Delhi, the Dilli Haat, which is constructed in the form of a traditional market place with a host of people selling arts, crafts and speciality foodstuffs, is turned over almost exclusively to the humble fruit, in its many shapes and forms.

    Raksha Bandhan

    10 August 2015
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    Venue: Throughout the city.

    Festival dedicated to brothers and sisters. Sisters tie bracelets, known as rakhi (holy threads), around their brothers’ wrists and brothers reciprocate with gifts of sweets. The event is mostly associated with northern India, and involves considerable movement of people throughout Delhi – extra public transport is laid on to cope with the rush. It coincides with the full moon of the Hindu month of Shravan.

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    Hotels in Delhi
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    Delhi has hotels to match every budget and taste, from basic backpacker hotels to lavish 5-star chains and a handful of palatial hotels from the city’s colonial past.

    Inexpensive transit hotels dominate in Old Delhi; the best top-end hotels are dotted around the leafy streets of New Delhi and the southern suburbs.

    Imperial Hotel

    Janpath
    110001 New Delhi
    India
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    Category: Expensive

    Designed by the great colonial architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the effortlessly elegant Imperial is Delhi’s most prestigious address.

    The Claridges

    12 Aurangzeb Road
    110011 New Delhi
    India
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    Category: Expensive

    Relive the elegant lifestyle of the colonial governors of New Delhi in this graceful 1950s hotel in the diplomatic quarter.

    The Manor

    77, Friends Colony West
    New Delhi
    India
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    Category: Expensive

    Delhi’s best-kept secret offers lush gardens, lavish rooms, an opulent spa, visionary interior design and one of the city’s finest restaurants.

    The Maidens Hotel

    7 Sham Nath Marg
    110054 Delhi
    India
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    Category: Moderate

    A nostalgic colonial mansion on the north side of Old Delhi, offering vast, airy rooms with a hint of Raj-era grandeur.

    Grand Godwin

    8502/41 Arakashan Road, Ram Nagar, Paharganj
    110055 New Delhi
    India
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    Category: Cheap

    Spacious rooms (some with a balcony overlooking the city hubbub) mark out this attractive hotel close to New Delhi Railway station and Connaught Place.

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    Climate & best time to visit India

    The weather is mainly hot most of the year with significant variations from region to region. The coolest weather lasts from around the end ofNovember to the beginning of March, with fresh mornings and evenings, and mostly sunny days. The really hot weather, when it is dry, dusty and unpleasant, is between March and June. Monsoon rains occur in most regions in summer anywhere between June and early October.

    Western Himalayas: Srinagar is best from March to October; July to August can be cold and damp in winter. Shimla is higher and therefore colder in winter. Places like Gulmarg, Manali and Pahalgam are usually under several feet of snow from December to March and temperatures in Ladakh, which is a high-altitude desert, can be extremely cold. The mountain passes of Ladakh are accessible from July to October.

    Northern Plains: Cities like New Delhi, Varanasi, Lucknow and Patna experience an extreme range of temperatures and are typically warm from April to mid-June, falling to almost freezing at night in winter between November and February. Summers are hot with monsoons between June and September.

    Central India: Madhya Pradesh state escapes the very

    worst of the hot season, but monsoons are heavy between July and September. Temperatures fall at night in winter.

    Western India: November to February is most comfortable, although evenings can be fairly cold. Summers can be extremely hot with monsoon rainfall between mid June and mid September.

    Eastern India: Weather in states like Orissa (which is flood-prone) are defined by cooler weather from October to February, scorching heat from March to May and unavoidable drenching from the monsoons from June to October.

    Southwest: The most pleasant weather is from November to March. Monsoon rains fall anywhere between late April and July. Summer temperatures are not as high as Northern India although humidity is extreme. The coast benefits from some cooling breezes. Inland, Mysore and Bijapur have pleasant climates with relatively low rainfall.

    Southeast: Tamil Nadu experiences a northeast monsoon between October and December and temperatures and humidity are high all year. The hills can be cold in winter.

    Northeast: March to June and September to November are the driest and most pleasant periods. The rest of the year has extremely heavy monsoon rainfall.

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    Phone calls & Internet

    /Mobile Telephone

    Dialing code: +91

    Mobile Telephone

    Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is limited to major towns but is increasing all the time.

    Internet

    The internet can be reliably accessed from an increasing number of hotels and from internet cafés across the country, many now with Wi-Fi.

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    Shopping in Delhi
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    Key Areas

    Start at Chandni Chowk, where whole streets are dedicated to spices, paper, hardware, pots and pans, kites, jewellery and pretty much everything else under the sun. For souvenirs, explore the backpacker boutiques of Paharganj, the upscale shops of Sunder Nagar market, or the fascinating state emporiums on Baba Kharak Singh Marg. International brands abound around Connaught Place.

    Markets

    Delhi is awash with bazaars. In the bustling lanes of Old Delhi, seek out Gadodia Spice Market, where fragrant spices

    have been sold for centuries. On Aurobindo Marg, the Dilli Haat offers superior souvenirs for those prepared to haggle. Each of the southern suburbs has its own central ‘market’ with upscale stores – the N Block Market in Great Kailash I is definitely worth a detour for upscale Indian fashions.

    Shopping Centres

    Begin your shopping spree at Khan Market, where stores sell everything from ayurvedic shampoo to Indian designer fashions. More arty boutiques are scattered around Hauz Khas village. For the modern shopping mall experience, visit the Select City Walk, DLF Place and MGF Metropolitan shopping centres on Press Enclave Marg in Saket.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social Conventions

    The traditional Hindu greeting is to fold the hands, tilt the head forward and say namaste. Indian women generally prefer not to shake hands. All visitors are asked to remove footwear when entering places of religious worship. Most Indians also remove their footwear when entering their homes; visitors should follow suit.

    Many Hindus are vegetarian and many, especially women, do not drink alcohol. Most Sikhs and Parsis do not smoke. Women are expected to dress modestly and men should also dress respectfully. Women should not wear short skirts and tight or revealing clothing, although there is a more casual approach to clothing in Goa.

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    Health

    Food & Drink

    Water for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should first be boiled or otherwise sterilised. Milk is often unpasteurised and should be boiled. Avoid dairy products likely to have been made from non-boiled milk. Only eat well-cooked meat and fish. Do not eat salads, vegetables should be cooked and peel your own fruit. Don’t eat street vendor food unless it is piping hot. Tap water is not safe to drink, rely on bottled water which is widely available. However, do check the seal on bottled water.

    Other Risks

    Vaccinations are sometimes advised for hepatitis A and B, Japanese encephalitis, tuberculosis (for infants), polio and typhoid. Dengue and malaria are both caused by mosquito bites and are prevalent in hot and humid conditions. There are occasional, seasonal outbreaks of dengue fever. Travellers should vigilantly protect themselves against mosquito bites.

    Malaria prevention is strongly recommended so use insect repellent and wear protective clothing. Obtain anti-malarial medicine from your doctor before travelling.

    Even seasoned travellers may find themselves at the mercy of travellers’ diarrhoea. Hygiene standards vary. If possible, travel around with soap or antibacterial gel in order to clean your hands. The culprits that cause diarrhoea are often the microorganisms found in local water supplies, so decrease your chances by drinking bottled or boiled water. You can have alcoholic drinks but say no to ice. Drink carbonated beverages or those with only boiled water like coffee and tea.

    Carry rehydration solution packets, Pepto Bismol or Imodium in case you are afflicted. Before your travel, seek medical advice about what to take for self-treatment.

    Wear adequate sunscreen or do like the locals to beat the heat and avoid the sun between 1200 and 1600 when it is at its harshest; don a cotton kameez to keep covered and cool.

    Note: All visitors aged between 18 and 70 years of age wishing to extend their visa for one year or more are required to take an AIDS test.

    Contractual physician of Lufthansa

    Daljeet Kimberley Dr. Chawla
    Dr. Chawla`s Clinic
    37
    Prithviraj Road
    New Delhi-110 011
    India
    Tel. +91-11-24611727
    24698554
    24699229

    Please note that Lufthansa accepts no responsibility for the treatment nor will it bear the cost of any treatment.

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