India is undoubtedly the most diverse nation in the world. Renowned for its rich cultural attractions and natural beauty, this land of one billion people with a variety in languages, cultures, ethnic groups, beliefs and lifestyles makes her stand apart from the rest. It is a land of credible paradoxes and yet underlying the contrasts, there are patterns of continuity, an indefinable essence that is quintessentially Indian. Much of India’s fascination perhaps lies in the fact that it is both a young nation and an ancient country rolled into one where past and present co-exist in a beautiful mosaic.
For a first time visitor, India can be overwhelming at first, but she gradually unfolds her rare delights. You may find it in the century old temples, tombs and forts, in the exquisite crafts still made in traditional ways, in the riot of colours and aromas of its bazaars or in the sudden glimpses of its serene beauty that filters through the hustle and bustle of daily life.
India's capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. One of the most historic capitals in the world, Delhi is a treasure trove that reveals the ultimate combination of tradition and trends. A tour of Delhi will provide the visitor with much to see and admire from Mughal monuments to modern malls, from traditional arts and crafts to trendy fashion shows, from skyscrapers to parks and gardens.
Delhi consists of Old Delhi, the capital of the Mughals centred at the Red Fort; and New Delhi, known for its British imperial buildings and wide avenues. Delhi is in fact really two distinct cities - the energy and colour and the thronged bazaars and Mughal architecture of Old Delhi, contrast with the formal splendour of New Delhi, whose wide boulevards offer ever-changing perspectives of Lutyen's landscaped city. The division between New and Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. The walled Old city retains its past traditions and one can get a glimpse of a past life with its many facets, colours and spells. New Delhi, in contrast, is a city trying to live up to the best of twenty-first century standards. The charm of New Delhi lies in the variety and vibrancy in its pace of life. Amidst the tall and modern skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region's ancient legacy.
The iconic twin property of Pullman & Novotel New Delhi Aerocity is ideally located in the trendiest new destination in the capital - Aerocity, in close proximity to the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport and within driving distance from business hubs of Gurgaon & New Delhi.
It is a combination of 670 Suites & Rooms under one roof along with a state-of-the-art multipurpose convention space with 13 meeting rooms and 3 boardrooms with flexible room layouts. The magnificent Peacock Ballroom is spread over 1181 sq. mt. of area; is one of the largest ballrooms in Delhi NCR, equipped with the latest technology and conferencing facilities to provide an unparalleled audio-visual experience.
A well-equipped business centre situated next to the meeting rooms and a Chill out space which is a perfect place to unwind between meetings. Complete with an extensive range of dining options, including an all-day-dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant with alfresco seating as well as a contemporary delicatessen, the hotels cater to every need of the evolved traveler.
The hotels offer an array of food & beverage options with 6 innovative outlets that draw the best of international and local culinary specialties. Leisure facilities include a spa, a fully-equipped health club and an outdoor swimming pool and bar.
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Fresh, fun & spirited Lemon Tree Hotels are India’s fastest growing chain of upscale business and leisure hotels – the perfect choice for today’s discerning traveler looking for high quality accommodation. Founded in September 2002, this award winning Indian hotel chain currently operates 3 brands Lemon Tree Premier (upscale), Lemon Tree Hotels (midscale) & Red Fox Hotels (economy). Lemon Tree Hotels are the only midscale business and leisure hotels that uplift your spirits at the end of a long day. Like the fruit they are named after, Lemon Tree Hotels are fresh, cool and sparkling with zest. Cheery greetings, a friendly smile and a whiff of the signature lemon fragrance welcome you at Lemon Tree. This stylish business hotel with fresh and bright interiors refreshes you with its witty humor and spirited environment. The plush and spacious interiors at Lemon Tree Premier take the zing up a notch. This chain of upscale business and leisure hotels elevates the Lemon Tree experience while retaining the same freshness, quirkiness and energy that Lemon Tree is well known for. Lemon Tree Premier pampers the style conscious and upbeat traveler with its personalized services, premium in-room amenities, award winning restaurants and fun experiences. Also, Lemon Tree’s ‘close to home’ comfort helps you unwind with its smart in-room amenities, vibrant café, recreation bar, pool and fitness center. All this, at an unbeatable value.
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Connected to Delhi by National Highway 8 (NH 8) and the Airport Express line, the hotel is the most convenient location for business and leisure travelers. In addition, its close proximity to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Cyber City – the commercial business hub, Ambience Mall Gurgaon – a spectacular shopping destination, makes travel quick and easy. The hotel is also a convenient base for tourist attractions in and around Delhi such as Red Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and more. With a range of business friendly services, ibis Delhi Airport offers state-of-the-art meeting rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, the ibis Web Corner, ergonomically designed work spaces. Apart from a temperature controlled outdoor pool, ibis Delhi Airport also offers a host of services geared towards making each stay more comfortable - in-room tea & coffee maker, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator and hair dryer. ibis Delhi Airport guarantees you maximum quality comfort, flawless service and a warm welcome 24 hours a day - all at an unbeatable price.
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The National Capital Territory of Delhi in terms of its physical environment is not really very accessible for persons with disabilities.
The various modes of transport which are available in Delhi vary in their level of accessibility.
Citizens of all countries require a valid passport (for at least 6 months from date of departure) and an appropriate visa. Visa must be obtained abroad from an Indian Embassy or Consulate. The only exceptions are nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who can enter India without a visa.
To get visas for participants from – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and foreigners of Pakistan origin settled in other countries, the information on the particular format needs to be given and sent to the DPI Secretariat at least 12 weeks before participant’s intended date of travel.
Foreigners coming from or through yellow fever countries must have a valid vaccination certificate.
Visitors coming to India can apply for the following type of entry visa:
All information for India visa formalities can be access at the Government of India’s official website:www.indianvisaonline.gov.in