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About New Delhi

New Delhi is the capital of India, the world's largest democracy. A cosmopolitan city on the move, Delhi still carries an extensive history of thousands of years of empires, built by local kings and invaders, plunderers and colonialists. Today's Delhi represents the vibrancy of a free and modern nation with its diverse people and rich cultural heritage.


February is spring time in Delhi. The temperature in Delhi is pleasantly cool in the daytime and cold in the evenings. The temperatures range from 74F to 50F. Average is 62F.

Fast Facts

Area: 1,483 sq km
Population: 9,420,644 (1991)
Languages: Hindi, English, Punjabi, & Urdu
Long Distance code: 011
Altitude: 216 m above sea level
Best time to visit: February-April and August-November


New Delhi has an excellent choice of five star to budget accomodations. Five star hotels like The Taj Mahal, Taj Palace, Lé Meridien, Hotel Ashok, Hyatt Regency, Maurya Sheraton are all within easy distance to the conference location – the India Habitat Centre.


Both ordinary and luxury taxis can be hired and are available at most hotels.


Indira Gandhi International – Delhi's airport is very close to the city and it takes only 20-30 minutes to reach downtown hotels. International flights are available from the US, Europe and Asian countries. Domestic locations are also very well connected to Delhi. Most major airlines have daily flights to Delhi from various European and Asian cities.

Airport Transfer

Pre-paid taxis where the fare is paid at the airport are available. Car rental services are also available.

Related Information

  1. Hotels and Travel Guide on New Delhi
  2. Places to visit in Delhi
  3. City Guide for New Delhi
  4. Lonely Planet World Guide - New Delhi
  5. India Habitat Centre
  6. Map of New Delhi
  7. Sights to See in New Delhi
  8. Shopping in New Delhi
  9. Helpful tips for foreign visitors

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