Medical Traveller’s Guide to New Delhi

Red Fort in New DelhiNew Delhi is the capital city of India and is also one of the largest cities in the world. It is located in the northern part of India. The city is a perfect blend of India’s rich past and the thriving present.

The city has a large number of flagship hospitals of all the major hospital chains in the country.

Some of the best hospitals in Delhi are

Apollo Indraprastha

Fortis Hospitals

Medanta

History of New Delhi

India Gate New Delhi

The city has been a capital for many ancient Indian kingdoms and later was also the capital of the Mughal dynasty. Even the British also shifted their capital of British Raj from Kolkota (Calcutta) to Delhi in 1911.  They felt it will be easier to administer India from Delhi since Delhi is in the central region of northern India.

The city has remained as the national capital even after British rule. New Delhi is a thriving cultural melting point in India. Its position as the national capital has resulted in a large number of people from across the the country making the city as their home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Taj Mahal in morning light in Agra, New Delhi

Some of the main places to visit in Delhi are the Red Fort, India Gate, Jantar Mantar, Humayun’s tomb, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple.

People who visit Delhi typically also plan a visit to Agra which is 3 hours’ drive from Delhi. Agra houses the historic and world famous Taj Mahal, which is an architectural wonder.

Auditoriums in Delhi host cultural and recreational concerts all through the year. In addition, there are live concerts and dramas which adds to the cultural and entertainment aspect of the city. There are also many plenty of elegant and trendy malls and shopping complexes in the city.

Living in New Delhi

Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India - CNGLTRV1109

Hindi is the local language in New Delhi however most of the people in the city can converse fluently in English. Delhi has one of the largest expat population in India.  Rajiv Gandhi International airport is the busiest airport in India handling an average 100,000 travelers in a day. The airport got the Best airport award in the world in the 25–40 million passengers category in 2015, by Airports Council International.

It is also well connected by rail and road with other parts of India. Delhi Metro is a rapid transit system within the city and is amongst the largest metro systems in the world.

There are a good range of hotels available in New Delhi catering to all sections. Average rate would be around 40 USD for 3 star hotels and around 300 USD for premium 5 star hotels. Delhi is a foodies paradise with a wide variety of Indian and international cuisines. Sweets, kebabs and tikkas are some of the Delhi specialties that leaves a lasting impression on the taste buds.

In conclusion, New Delhi is one of the major destination in India for tourism as well as for medical treatments.

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