T his page contains a few pieces of information will come handy in the first 24 hrs of your arrival in Delhi and some other pieces which will be handy anyway. There are quite a few things you need to know as soon as you land in a city. Stuff likehow to travel to another end of the city in the middle of the night. Maybe you have a layover and want to lie down for a while. The page below will give you such pointers and information. If there is something more you would want to see in this page, please do let us know.

Transportation from the Airport Accomodation Near the Airport Transportation in the city
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Customs & Immigration    


From the Airport to the city

There are quite a few ways of travelling from the airport. The easiest and most hassle free, perhaps, is the pre paid taxi. As you come out of the customs area, there are is a series of counter right opposite. One of them says "Pre Paid Local Taxi". That is the one you need. Tell them, where you need to go. They will take a fixed amount of money and give you a receipt. Come out of the airport and you will find the line of taxis and their drivers. The drivers will generally come and find you. That is it. No bargaining, no chances of being taken anywhere else. Just ensure that you handover the counterfoil to the taxi driver only after you reach your destination.

Otherwise, there are buses run by Ex Airmen Transport Service (EATS) which you can avail to get to the city center. The charge is nominal but the you can't find these buses in the middle of the night. Delhi Transport Corporation also runs a bus from the airport to the New Delhi Railway Station. The last service is at 11 in the night.

Besides the above, there are private taxis and rentals available. You might end up paying a bomb though.















Customs and Immigration
Free Customs Allowances
Tourists of Indian origin Used personal effects and travel souvenirs, if
  • these goods are for personal use of the tourist, and
  • these goods, other than those consumed during the stay in India, are re-exported when the tourist leaves India for a foreign destination.
Tourists of foreign origin other than those of Nepalese origin coming from Nepal or of Bhutanese origin coming from Bhutan. Used personal effects and travel souvenirs, if
  • these goods are for personal use of the tourist, and
  • these goods, other than those consumed during the stay in India, are re-exported when the tourist leaves India for a foreign destination.
Tourists of Nepalese origin coming from Nepal or of Bhutanese origin coming from Bhutan. No free allowance.















Electricity

This section might be helpful for people who belong to countries where electricity and plug configurations are different. Electricity in India runs at Alternate current 220-240v at 50Hz. Standard electric sockets are the rounded 3 pin ones. So, if you are carrying your laptop, please do ensure that you have the right adapter. If you have other electrical appliances, please do remember to take voltage and plug adapters.















ATMs in Delhi


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