Apart from being the capital of India, Delhi is also the travel hub of northern India. It serves as an excellent base for visiting the colorful state of Rajasthan, and Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, is less than three hours away. If you want to head north to experience thegrandeur of the Himalayas or east to the sacred city of Varanasi, Delhi should be the perfect base. Delhi is India's main entry point for overseas visitors, and has two airports, one international named Indira Gandhi International Airport and the other domestic named Palam airport. Buses from different states of India pull into the Inter-State Bus Terminal in Old Delhi and Aanda Vihar Bus Terminal in trans - Yamuna area.
Area: 1483 sq kms
Altitude: 239 m above sea level
Languages: Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, English
Climate: The city has an extreme climate. December and January are chilly with night times lows of 4 °C. The city has spring months in February and March. The summer months of May & June are scorchingly hot with mercury soaring to a high of 46 °C. The city does not have much of rainy season. The monsoon lasts from July to September.