How to reach Delhi

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How to reach Delhi is the first and foremost thing that comes to mind while planning a trip to this historic city. Serving as the capital city of the nation, Delhi has the best transport facilities, and reaching here is no fuss. The city is well-connected to major parts of the country by air, rail, and road. Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) is the main aerodrome serving national and international travelers a large. Those who wish to travel by train can book their tickets to New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS). Besides, there are three more railway stations serving the city, namely Old Delhi Railway Station (DLI), Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station (NZM), and Anand Vihar Railway Terminal (ANVT). Delhi is also well connected to various nearby cities and towns via a good network of buses.

By air:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in Delhi serves both domestic and international flights, making it one of the busiest airports in the country. There are frequent flights to Delhi from metro cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, and Kolkata. The airport has two main terminals—Terminal 1D and Terminal 3, where Terminal 1D serves domestic flights like IndiGo and Go Air, to name a few while Terminal 3 caters to international carriers. Situated in Palam, the airport covers a huge area of about 5,106 acres and is about 20 kilometers away from the New Delhi city center. While there are regular Delhi Transport Corporation buses (DTC) plying from outside the airport, a new metro line also links the city center with the airport and trains are available every 10 minutes. Government-registered pre-paid taxis can also be hired from the taxi counters at the airport to reach the city centre.

By road:
Delhi has good connectivity by road to major tourist cities like Agra, Jaipur, Shimla, Manali, and Dehradun, among others. Major bus terminals serving the city include Interstate Bus Terminals (ISBT) at Anand Vihar, Kashmiri Gate, and Sarai Kale Khan. Besides, regular air-conditioned buses fly from Himachal Bhawan in Mandi House to prominent hill stations like Shimla and Manali. Similarly, buses for Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur are available from Bikaner House on Pandara Road. Delhi also has a network of highways that connects the city with another part of the country. One can enjoy a comfortable drive to Jaipur and Agra by NH 8 and NH 2, respectively.

By train:
The capital city Delhi is primarily served by four railway stations—New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS), Old Delhi Railway Station (DLI), Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station (NZM) and Anand Vihar Railway Terminal (ANVT). Among these, NDLS in Paharganj is the largest and busiest with 16 platforms and serves more than 500,000 passengers on a daily basis. Travellers can hire taxis from the pre-paid taxi booth situated outside the station to reach anywhere in the city. The Delhi metro also connects all these railway stations to other parts of the city.

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