Why go to New Delhi?
Direct flights from U.S., several UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The city is spread out; luxury hotels can be far, and traffic is horrendous
An entry point to India, Delhi embodies all that is good -- and difficult -- about the country
Good to Know?
The tap water, even in major hotels, is undrinkable. Since 80 percent of the diseases in India are spread through bad water, only accept bottled water from your hotel or from a known tour provider. Brush your teeth with bottled water and avoid ice. You'll also want to stay away from unpeeled fruit and anything that is uncooked.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
Rupee. Bring cash, in crisp dollar bills, and exchange at the airport when you arrive. ATMs, while prevalent, do not always have money and the government controls withdrawal amounts. Luxury hotels will often exchange small amounts. Major hotels and shops accept credit and debit cards, but cash is preferred for small vendors and markets. For up-to-date currency exchange rates, visit www.xe.com.