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Tourism of India

New Delhi

Language

New Delhi is the capital city of India. The main language spoken is Hindi. However, English is understood and spoken by almost every one whom you will come into contact with, either at the airport, the hotels or in the shopping centers.

Visas

Visas will be necessary for delegates from most countries. Please check with your travel agent or the Indian Embassy or Consulate in your country.

Transportation

New Delhi is linked to all major cities across the world by air. All major international airlines operate several flights a week to New Delhi; many of them also have a daily flight.

On Arrival

Hospitality Counters are being set up inside the Arrival Hall in the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Please look for the signs. Free transport will be provided from the airport to and fro your hotel by the Conference Organizers, subject to receipt of advance intimation of your flight arrival details.

Climate

April is a summer month and temperatures are in the region of 25 - 35 degrees Celsius. You need some warm clothing only if you are planning to visit the mountains pre or post the Conference.

Currency

The official currency is the rupee. The current exchange rate is in the region of 46 rupees to the US $.

Credit Cards

Visa, MasterCard, Diners and American Express are accepted in the majority of hotels, restaurants and shops.

Shopping

Shopping centres are generally open from 10 am to 7.30 pm without a break. Weekly closed days vary according to location. The main central shopping district - Connaught Place - is closed on Sundays.

Voltage

220/240 volts

Advisory

It is better to stick to bottled mineral water.

Cuisine

New Delhi is a cosmopolitan melting pot and offers a whole range of Indian and international cuisines. Indian food is generally spicy. Consumption of beef is not permitted.

New Delhi Tour

The accompanying individual programs are being provided with compliments of Creative Travel. Delegates are requested to indicate their choice in the Tour Registration form.

For those which English is their Second Language, and would like to further advance in their english dialect. Learning English in New Delhi is made easier with more Languauge schools and classes that they have now.