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Travel Information

The Oberoi, New Delhi, is situated in an unparalleled location, with sweeping views of the prestigious Delhi Golf Course on one side and the world heritage site: Humayun's Tomb, on the other. The hotel offers easy access to many of Delhi's shopping, sightseeing, commercial and business areas, as well as the international trade fair and exhibition grounds.

Location & Access

Flying to Delhi

The Oberoi, New Delhi is conveniently located en route to and from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International and Domestic terminals.

The domestic airport is 18 kilometres (45 minutes' drive) and the international airport is 23 kilometres (1 hour's drive) from The Oberoi, New Delhi. The airport offers daily connections to all major cities in India, Asia, Europe and America.

Some approximate domestic flight times are as follows:

  • Mumbai to Delhi flights: 2 hours
  • Kolkata to Delhi flights: 2 hours
  • Bengaluru to Delhi flights: 2 hours 40 minutes

We would be happy to arrange a chauffeur driven car to meet your plane.

Please contact us for assistance or further information.

Trains to Delhi

Delhi's railway stations are well connected to all the major cities in India. Please be advised that trains can be fully booked weeks in advance.

Some approximate train journey times are as follows:

  • Agra to Delhi trains: 3 hours
  • Jaipur to Delhi trains: 5 hours
  • Sawai Madhopur to Delhi trains (Sawai Madhopur is the closest station to Ranthambhore National Park and Tiger Reserve): 5 hours
  • Chandigarh to Delhi trains (Chandigarh is the closest station to Shimla): 5 hours
  • Mumbai to Delhi trains: 25 hours
  • Bengaluru to Delhi trains: 45 hours

The Oberoi, New Delhi is easily accessed by road from all railway stations in Delhi. We would be happy to arrange a chauffeur driven car to meet your train.

Please contact us for assistance or further information.

Other Travel Information

Immigration

All international visitors to India (except those with a Nepali or Bhutanese national passport), must have valid passports stamped with current visas. For more information on visa categories and applications, please visit the Government of India online portal for visa applications here .

It is mandatory for all international visitors to India to register with the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office within 24 hours of arrival. The hotel will scan your passport photograph page when you check in and take care of this service for you.

Visa on Arrival

The Visa on Arrival (enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation) facility is available for travellers visiting India from 43 countries. For more information on the Visa on Arrival facility, pleaseĀ click here to visit the website of the Government of India.

Currency

The unit of Indian currency is the Rupee. For up to date information on exchange rates, please click here.

We would be happy to help with foreign currency exchange in India. Please ask the concierge upon arrival.

There are plenty of international ATMs in all major cities in India. International credit cards are also widely accepted.

Please note: It is prohibited to take Indian currency out of India.

CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES

Currency

Visitors of Indian origin and foreigners aged above 10 years who reside in India can carry INR 45,000 (when the country of origin is Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar or China, the currency allowance is INR 6,000)

International visitors (over 18 years) from every other country can carry USD 10,000 or the value of USD 5,000 in other currencies, per person into India.

Duty Free Goods

Duty free allowances per person (over the age of 18) are as follows:

  • Alcohol: 2 litres
  • Cigarettes: 100 pieces
  • Cigars: 25 pieces
  • Tobacco: 125g

Passengers aged over 18 can also carry one laptop computer.

Customs duty is leviable at 36.05% on the valuable of dutiable goods in excess of the allowance.

Restricted Items

The following items are prohibited in India:

  • Maps and literature where India's external boundaries have been incorrectly drawn;
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;
  • Goods violating any of the legally enforceable intellectual property rights;
  • Wildlife products;
  • Counterfeit currency;
  • Specified live birds and animals.

WEATHER IN DELHI

Delhi is known for its cool winters, hot, dry summers and humid monsoon season.

Winter lasts from December to February, during which time temperatures can drop to 34°F (1°C), but most often hover around 46 °F (8°C). Winters are known as the best time to visit this region.

Summers last from May to September, with peak temperatures reaching 117°F (47°C) in June. By July, the monsoon sets in, and an average rainfall of 470 millimetres falls between July and August. Temperatures at this time reach around 95 °F (35 °C).

Autumn (October to November) and spring temperatures (March to April) are very similar, ranging between 72 °F and 82 °F (22°C and 28°C).

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING

If you are travelling to Delhi during the summer months, we recommend you wear loose clothing made from natural fabrics. During the winter months, you may wish to carry a sweater or shawl for the evenings.

LANGUAGE

English is widely spoken in India. Staff at the airport, hotels, restaurants and shops will most often be fluent in English.

Hindi is the official and most widely spoken native language in India. It is most concentrated in the northern states. Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada prevail in the south.