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A Rendezvous With Delhi
Ritco ToursSituated on the western bank of the river Yamuna, Delhi is a pulsating city with a rich and glorified history. A fusion of old and new world order, Delhi amuses the visitants with its extreme dynamism. Known to be the land of dreamers, Delhi in India is strategically located at the heart of the country, beckoning people from all age groups to its most bewildering surroundings. Delhi is sensuously dotted with numerous beautiful temples, forts, mosques as well as parks, gardens and beautiful colonial mansions. The city known to the world for being the seat of the Indian Government is the most developed city in India with several towering national & international business houses , upmarket shopping malls, growing multiplexes, sophisticated food joints, stylish young generation, modernised society, chaotic bazaars, and lot more.

Things You Can do In Delhi
» Sightseeing : Delhi is dotted with several attractions, be it a historical monument, temples, mosques, churches, parks & gardens, museums, etc.

» Shopping : If you are in India and love shopping, then Delhi is the right place for you. You will find everything of your choice. The best place to shop in Delhi are - Connaught Place, Janpath, Chandni Chowk, South Extension, Karol Bagh, etc. And if you are searching for something ethnic, then head towards - Dilli Haat and the state and central emporium.

» Eating Out : Yes, you should not miss this, since you will rarely find the tastes you will find here. Just slip into any of the restaurant, hotels (both luxury and budget) or one of the several food joints on the streets or upmarket areas and relish the truly India food - the meals, the snacks, the sweets, the desserts, the refreshments, the beverages, and lots more to satisfy your taste buds.

Sightseeing in Delhi
» Red Fort : Located in Old Delhi, Red Fort is Delhi's most magnificent monument built by Emperor Shah Jehan, in 1638 A.D. The Prime Minister of India addresses the nation from this age old Fort, on the auspicious day of India's Independence.

Ritco Tours» Qutab Minar : This is said to be the first Islamic structure in India. The Qutab Minar made of red sandstone rising to the height of 72.5mts is an architectural marvel of the 13th century. Nearby is the Ashoka Pillar dating back to the 5th century.

» Lotus Temple : Established in 1986, the Lotus temple or the Bahai temple is located in Kalkaji in the south of Delhi. This is a lotus shaped structure in white made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. It is a very recent architectural marvel of the Bahai faith and visited by almost all the traveller to India.

» Jama Masjid : The mosque of Friday (Jama Masjid), was built from 1644 to 1658 in the reign of Shahjahan. The mosque which measures 65m on 35m, and whose court forms a square of 100m on side is by its surface the greatest religious construction of Islam in India. Standing across the road from the Red Fort, the mosque built in 1656 by Shahjahan is the largest mosque in India. About 20,000 people can pray here at a time.

Excursions from Delhi
Delhi itself has numerous options for its travellers. Being the gateway to north Indian destinations, Delhi is the base point for all the tours to north India and the Himalayan states of India. Visiting all might not be possible for you, but there are few place near Delhi which can be covered even if you are on a short visit to Delhi. Some of the places you should visit while on Delhi tour are - Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Nainital, Agra, Amritsar, Jaipur, Faridabad (during the Suraj kund Mela), Mathura - Vrindavan, etc. Delhi being the national capital has all the mean of transport and commuting to the nearby places from here would not be a problem at any case. With well defined roads and rail routes, Delhi will never disappoint you on your journey. Delhi has all the potential of serving its visitors, no matter who the person is and from he is coming.

Getting There
» By Air : Delhi owns both domestic and international terminals, making it one of the best connected cities in South Asia. Delhi is the most important gateway to north India. All major international airlines operate services to Delhi connecting it to all the parts of the world. Delhi is one of the two major hubs for air travel on the domestic network with flights reaching out to almost all the major cities of the country. There are several flights daily to all the metros. Indian Airlines, Alliance Air, Jet Airways, Air Sahara and Air Deccan cover most of the destinations. Air India, India's international carrier, too, serves some metros from Delhi.

Indian Airlines and Several private airlines offer APEX fares, with varied discounts up to 50% for flights booked in advance.

» By Rail : Both New and Old Delhi has well defined railway tracks, which connects Delhi to rest of India. New Delhi is connected by trains to all the metros and most of the important tourist destinations in India. Rajdhani, the Superfast train with air-conditioned cars and excellent in-train facilities is an effective way connecting Delhi to all the state capitals of India. On the other hand Shatabdi Express is the best bet for the short distance (5-6 hrs) with air-conditioned seating and good on-board services.

Delhi has four major rail heads servicing trains coming from and leaving for all the different destinations. New Delhi Railway Station is the major junction of the capital and all the major trains from east, west and south of the country originates and terminates here. Nizamuddin Railway station is another option for the rail travellers, just of the flyover close to Oberoi and conveniently located in South Delhi. Old Delhi Railway Station services many east bound trains and meter gauge traffic to Rajasthan and Gujarat. Sarai Rohilla Railway Station, located in the west of Delhi, services most of the trains bound for Rajasthan.

Besides, the Delhi Cantt Railway Station is the boarding point for the famous luxury trains - Palace on Wheel, Royal Orient and fairy Queen.

» By Road : You will get buses to Delhi from all the major cities of the neighboring states. There are government and private operator run luxury buses, which connects Delhi to all the major cities of the neighboring states. Delhi is well connected by road with many major cities. It is 200 km from Agra, 399 km from Ajmer, 446 km from Amritsar, 249 km from Chandigarh, 261 km from Jaipur, 569 km from Lucknow, 368 km from Shimla, 876 km from Srinagar, 765 km from Varanasi, 586 km from Jammu. Delhi is linked by bus services of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and State Road Transport Corporation of the neighboring states to all major cities of north India.

» Private Vehicles : You can contact us for this, as we are well established with an extensive number of luxurious cars and coaches for the tourists from all over. Make your India tour more comfortable and hassle free with our car and coach rentals.

Anchoring in Delhi
Ritco ToursIf you are a first time visitor to Delhi, then Delhi is certainly going to take you all by surprise with its diverse lifestyle ,the colourful bazaars, the varieties of language, the contrasting places, the mysterious culture and lot & lots of other things will make you feel more & more awakened. Its like a mesmerising destination which is absolutely inevitable. The more we know the place, the more excitement it evokes in our minds. Try going to any part of Delhi, and you will get the same hospitality, you had seldom expected. Delhi is one most inviting city throughout the world.

As you land at Delhi airport or railway station, you will face no problem regarding the conveyance. A dozen of auto rickshaw and taxi drivers, will help you to reach your respective destination. You will also find private and government buses, which will make your trip more adventurous offering you the wide scope of sight seeing.

Travel to Delhi can become much more easier and comfortable with the co operation of our company. As we are an authorized travel operator, we try our level best to offer you the all the travel services flawlessly. We will take you to the hotel of your choice and accordingly plan your India tour for you then and there. Our motto is to serve you in the best possible way, making your trip to Deli worth memorable.

The Most Ideal Time to Visit Delhi
New Delhi is hot and humid in the summers, and cold in the winters. The average temperature ranges from 25°C to 46°C during summer and 2°C to 5°C during winter. The best time to visit New Delhi is during the spring seasons of February to April and August to November.

There are innumerable accommodation facilities ranging from luxury to budget hotels, which are perfect for both the domestic and international travellers. In additional to all these, there are several homestay accommodations, lodges, hostels, Yatri Niwas (tourist's home) to provide a complete comfort to both leisure and business travellers.

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