With just a couple of months remaining for the commencement of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, the enthusiastic spectators from all around the globe are hunting for cheap flights to India. The international mega-event focuses to make the sporting thrill accessible to millions of patrons from all corners of the world.
Commonwealth Games will be held for the second time in Asia and first time in India. The 2010 series is about to take place from 3rd October to 14th October in different stadiums of Delhi. More than 5,000 athletes are taking part in the games which encompass lawn bowls, rugby sevens, aquatics, athletics, badminton, cycling, EAD events, gymnastics, hockey, shooting, squash table tennis, weightlifting, netball, and many more. With around 53 Commonwealth nations and 71 participating teams, India flights are bound to be on demand.
Delhi, the capital of India, with a population of more than 13.8 million people is a concoction of rich culture and stunning history. The metropolis reveals a beautiful blend of the touches left behind by the Mughals and the Britishers. Those who have booked flights to India to witness the 2010 Commonwealth Games will be delighted to accumulate some of the remarkable sights in Delhi’s Akshardham Temple, Lal Qila or Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and India Gate to name just a few. The rich history of India can be captured by witnessing the incredible light and sound show at the Red Fort. It will be a good idea to go for a walk around India Gate in the evening. Rashtrapati Bhavan and Raj Ghat are also worth visiting.
Those who love to shop can experience Delhi’s oldest local market, Chandni Chowk. Other popular shopping hubs include Lajpatnagar, Sarojninagar, M Block, N Block. Saket Select City Walk and Ansal Plaza are some of the best known malls in Delhi. Also, Connaught Place is a nice place to hang out. Delhi, often called the ‘Paris of India’ is well known for its fashion industry. You can find the best and trendiest fabrics here in ranges to fit every pocket. For handicrafts, the best places are Delhi Haat and India Habitat Centre.
The huge chain of hospitality industries flocking in Delhi, accommodation should not be a major issue for travellers visiting for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. In fact, tourists will have an endless list of hotels to choose from. Dining is another veritable delight in Delhi. With thousand of restaurants spread in all corners of the metropolis, visitors can enjoy a plethora of dishes from both domestic and international cuisines, be it Mughlai, South Indian, Bengali, Punjabi, Maharashtran, Italian, Thai or Chinese.
Robert Moore is an independent travel agent consultant who advises and counsels
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