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INFORMATION ABOUT DELHI

Things you must know before you visit this city

Electricity

The electricity supply in India is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles (Hertz) per second. You can use your electric appliances in India if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V (as in, the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V - 127 V (as in the US, Canada and most of the South American countries), you need a voltage converter in India. You can also consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter.

In India, the power plugs and sockets are of type C (standard "Euro" plug), and D (mainly used in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and some African countries).

Business Hours

Hospitals are open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Government offices and shops are usually open Monday to Friday from 09:30 am to 5:30 pm. Some of them may be open on Saturday for half-day, but all are closed on Sunday. Generally, corporate offices operate five-days a week, with Saturdays and Sundays off from 09:30 am– 6:00 pm.

Post offices are open on weekdays, Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Saturday for half-day that is from 10:00 am until about 12:00 pm. The main post offices may have longer hours.

Banks are open on weekdays, Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for public dealings, and on Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Restaurants and bars have varying closing hours depending on the legally enforced timings in different states. Though in most parts of India, they are usually open until 11:00 pm, while nightclubs and discos close by midnight. The food establishments that are legally open 24 hours a day are coffee shops in five-star hotels.

Shops do not have any standard timings but mostly close by 8:00 pm. In many states, the shops are closed on Sundays; while in Delhi, many shops close on a weekday as they remain open on Sundays. Before setting out for shopping, do remember to check the closing days. In major metros, you may find malls and department stores open all seven days until 8:00 pm.

Travel Information

The numerous places to visit in Delhi leave all travelers enthralled, offering a perfect blend of the old and new. From exploring heritage buildings and prestigious national museums to relaxing in one of those green spaces and praying at ancient temples, there is multitude interesting tourist places in Delhi.

Further information on travel and tourism is available at the official tourism website www.incredibleindia-tourism.org recognized by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

Also, information on travel and tourism is available at the official tourism website for Government of NCT of Delhi http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/index.jsp

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