|Destination Airport IATA Code||DEL|
|Destination City Name||Delhi|
If you are looking for cheap flights to New Delhi, check Orbitz.com to find low fares today. Orbitz.com can check many airlines and flight combinations so you can book the best rates. New Delhi, the capital of India, is located in the metropolis of Delhi and is one of the nine districts of Delhi Union Territory.
The Indira Gandhi International Airport is located in South West Delhi, about 10 miles southwest of downtown New Delhi. It is the busiest area in central Virginia, serving over three million passengers each year. It is India's largest airport and is capable of handling 46 million passengers per year. Domestic and international service to and from the airport is offered by over 50 airlines.
Rental cars are available at the airport through Carzonrent. Buses are a common and cheap way to travel around the city but may be very crowded. All buses depart from Terminal 3 of the airport. Taxis are also available to transport you to your hotel. Orbitz.com can help you find affordable ground transportation.
New Delhi has long and very hot summers, relatively dry and cool winters, a monsoon season and dust storms. Summers last from early April to October, with the monsoon season in between. Winter starts in November. Average highs in the summer are in the 90s and reach into the 100s. Temperatures in the winter can drop into the 40s and 50s. The best time to visit New Delhi is from December to February.
New Delhi is home to several historic landmarks. The Red Fort was built in 1648 and is one of the city's top tourist sites. Humayun's Tomb in south Delhi is the tomb of the second Mughal emperor and was built in 1562. The Qutub complex includes structures dating from the 1200s and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These are only a few of the many sites in New Delhi that draw many tourists each year.
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Spring and fall are the most promising times to visit New Delhi, with the broader tourist season stretching from October to late March. By April, the heat approaches 100 degrees. It sticks in the triple digits until July, when the monsoon rain comes, cooling things down but turning the streets into a boggy mess. As the seasonal rains pass, the city stays relatively cool and—for a brief time, despite the pollution problems that plague the city—clean. With the first full moon between mid-October and mid-November comes the Hindu holiday of Diwali, a celebration of Lord Rama’s triumph over evil, featuring fireworks and festive lights for five days.
If you plan on being in Delhi from late December through February, keep in mind that the temps can be relatively cool, especially at night, dipping down to the lower 40s. This is a good time to catch outdoor classical music concerts (popular Sufi devotional concerts take place all year in Nizamuddin). On January 26, India observes Republic Day, celebrating the adoption of its constitution—a big deal, with military parades and millions of spectators. Usually beginning in February, the exquisite Mughal Gardens behind the presidential estate open for public viewing for about a month.
March and April are the final months before things get too hot for most visitors. Travelers fill the city, making their way from south India to the Himalayas. The celebration of Holi, an Easter-like holiday when participants often find themselves colored with dye as part of “color wars,” takes place in mid-March.
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