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DELHI - GETTING AROUND

By Metro

The Delhi Metro is the fastest way to get around the city, providing passengers with an efficient and cheap way to see the sights. The metro runs from 4:45 am until 11:30 pm all signs and announcements are made in English and Hindi, but the trains can be extremely crowded during rush hour (9-10am and 5-6pm). The first carriage is reserved for woman only. Tickets cost around R10 - R50 depending on the total distance traveled, a metro card can make journeys more convenient and are sold at the stations, for example, a three-day card costs around R200 with a R50 deposit which is refundable when you return the card.

The metro lines are as follows:

Red Line - Dilshad Garden - Rithala, Yellow Line - Jahangirpuri - HUDA City Center, Gurgaon, Blue Line - Dwarka Sector 21 - Vaishali - Noida City Center, Green Line - Inderlok - Mundka, Violet Line - ITO - Badarpur Border and the Airport Express Line - New Delhi Railway Station - Airport - Dwarka.

By Bus

Buses in the city can be a cheap yet crowded option for traveling around. They cost around R5 - R15 and depart every 15 - 20 minutes. The red colored buses are Government run DTC buses which are air-conditioned, the green colored are also run by DTC but do not offer air conditioning. The bus routes are not displayed accurately and bus stops can be hard to find.

By Taxi

There are thousands of taxis operating in Delhi and the local taxis can be recognized by their black and yellow color and can be ordered ahead of time by phone or found at Taxi stands around the city. It is recommended to haggle your price before taking a taxi ride, there is a 25% surcharge between 11 pm and 5 am.

By Richshaw

In Delhi, there are two types of rickshaws, cycle, and auto most of which are three-wheeled scooters found all over the city. Rickshaws are a great option for a quick trip around the bazaars and short distances costing around R30-50 for a short ride. These yellow and green three-wheelers can carry up to three people and provide an authentic way to get around.

By Uber or Ola

Uber and Ola can be a more reliable service and you will not be faced with having to negotiate your fair or taking the chance of being ripped off as you ride is tracked and you receive an emailed receipt. These car sharing options are cheaper than taking a regular taxi in the city and often safer.

By Foot

Many of the areas in Delhi are great places to take a walk including Connaught Place in the heart of New Delhi and see all the British-colonial style buildings and plenty of shopping and dining opportunities. Stroll around the lovely parks in the city such as Central Park and the beautiful Lodhi Gardens which is filled with 500-year-old tombs and covers 90 acres of rare green space in the city. Wander around the markets and bazaars to look for that perfect souvenir to take home while enjoying delicious street food in an authentic vibrant atmosphere. There are plenty of amazing sights to walk around in this amazing city that is filled with magnificent temples set on stunning grounds decorated with beautiful gardens.