New Delhi is the capital of India,
the world's largest democracy. A cosmopolitan city
on the move, Delhi still carries an extensive history of
thousands of years of empires, built by local kings and
invaders, plunderers and colonialists. Today's Delhi
represents the vibrancy of a free and modern nation with
its diverse people and rich cultural heritage.
February is spring time in Delhi. The
temperature in Delhi is pleasantly cool in the daytime and
cold in the evenings. The temperatures range from 74F to
50F. Average is 62F.
Area: 1,483 sq km
Population: 9,420,644 (1991)
Languages: Hindi, English, Punjabi, & Urdu
Long Distance code: 011
Altitude: 216 m above sea level
Best time to visit: February-April and August-November
New Delhi has an excellent choice of
five star to budget accomodations. Five star hotels like
The Taj Mahal, Taj Palace, Lé Meridien, Hotel Ashok,
Hyatt Regency, Maurya Sheraton are all within easy distance
to the conference location the India Habitat Centre.
Both ordinary and luxury taxis can be
hired and are available at most hotels.
Indira Gandhi International
Delhi's airport is very close to
the city and it takes only 20-30 minutes to
reach downtown hotels. International flights
are available from the US, Europe and Asian
countries. Domestic locations are also very well
connected to Delhi. Most major airlines have
daily flights to Delhi from various European
and Asian cities.
Pre-paid taxis where the fare
is paid at the airport are available. Car rental
services are also available.
- Hotels and Travel Guide on New Delhi
- Places to visit in Delhi
- City Guide for New Delhi
- Lonely Planet World Guide - New Delhi
- India Habitat Centre
- Map of New Delhi
- Sights to See in New Delhi
- Shopping in New Delhi
- Helpful tips for foreign visitors