Delhi is a thoroughly inscrutable onion of a city: every layer you peel off reveals an even deeper layer of history. Rebuilt eight times by its many conquerors, it has been the seat of the Hindu, Muslim and British Empires. All of them have left their mark in the architecture, customs, food and people of this relentless city. Now they are all undergoing a new transformation as the capital of modern India.
Population City: Approximately 302,000
Municipal area: Approximately 22 million
Currency Indian Rupee (INR) Rs1 = 100 paise
Opening hours Shops in New Delhi are open from Mon-Sat 9am-7pm. Shops are open on Sundays at their own discretion. General business hours are from Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. Note that museums and tourist sites could be closed on Mondays.
Newspapers The Times of India; Hindustan Times
Emergency numbers Police: 100; Fire Brigade: 101; Ambulance: 102
Tourist information The Government of India Tourist Office
Defence Colony, New Delhi, +91 11 246 47005