Visit New Delhi
Best Time To Go
The best time to visit New Delhi is in the fall, when temperatures begin to drop and humidity left over from the annual June-to-August monsoon begins to subside. Winter is also popular, though nights can get quite chilly. Early spring is pleasant, but avoid the summer months of May and June, when the city can get unbearably hot, with temperatures often reaching over 100°F.
New Delhi is fairly spread out, so most visitors rely on taxis, autorickshaws, or public transportation to get around. As traffic jams are an issue in the city, it’s often quickest to travel by metro. The network is clean and efficient, but some sections are still under construction, so check the latest with your hotel before setting out.
January is the coolest month with an average temperature of 57.5°F (14.2°C). June is the hottest month with an average temperature of 94°F (34.3°C).
Know Before You Go
India is still very much a cash economy, and while you can use credit cards in most of New Delhi's major hotels, stores, and restaurants, it’s always a good idea to have rupees to hand for taxis and smaller purchases. Non-residents can’t legally bring rupees into India, but ATMs are plentiful; just make sure to exchange or withdraw cash on arrival at the airport.
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Indian Rupee (₹)