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New Delhi Airport (DEL) car rental information

###Car Hire at Indira Gandhi Airport

This information is correct as of June 2015

New Delhi, the capital of India and the centre of an intriguing civilisation, is one of the most fascinating cities to visit in South India. You will find here various medieval structures, mausoleums, bazaars, and malls which many have found to be delightful. You can venture here via Indira Gandhi International Airport, where you can rent a car for your transport needs.

###Where to hire a car at Indira Gandhi Airport According to their website, Indira Gandhi Airport only has one car rental company on their premises. Carzonrent, a pioneer car hire company in India, offers various options such as self-drive, limousine service, or chauffeured services. This allows you different alternatives to work out, especially if you will be staying for a week or so in the capital. You can also choose from economy to premium cars and pay with a major credit or debit card. Online reservations are also possible, allowing you to book in advance.

###What to expect when hiring a car from Indira Gandhi Airport Surrounded by the city, traffic in Indira Gandhi Airport can be hard to manage, especially on peak season. This makes it important to time your visit in the low times of the year, so you can experience moderate traffic at best. The airport is surrounded by routes such as Rao Tula Ram Marg, Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, and UER II. They connect the following towns and cities such as: Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Palwal, Bhiwadi, Sonipat, Meerut, and many more. When going around, be sure to prepare enough rupees to pay for tolls in some parts of the route.

Petrol stations are located in different parts of New Delhi, if you need to refill your car's reserves. There is Rohini Filling Station by the Saiyyad Nangloi Marg, BP Shantipath near Old Rothak Road, as well as National Service Station, Modern Service Station, Jeevan Service Station, and Prem Service Station almost at the city centre. Many other petrol stations can also be checked out, so make sure to enquire where you can go through to get to the nearest refilling branch.

###Driving around Indira Gandhi Airport To get to New Delhi proper, you will need to get on the Airport Road and take NH8 and Sardar Patel Marg to Dalhousie Road in E Block. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and go on to the city centre. Traffic can be rough, especially with the occasional rough driver, Around 7 am is the best time to drive around, as there is often a lull in between the truck drivers stopping for breakfast and the rest of the metropolis to start revving up. Parking is also hard to do here, due to the ratio of cars to the parking spaces available. This makes it important that you reserve slots at the nearest hotels and establishments.

###Getting to your destination When exploring the area by car, there are various places you can consider. Some of them are:

Faridabad
This satellite city near New Delhi is a budding area for tourism where you can check out the Suraj Kund Tourist Complex and the Crafts Fair. There is also the Badkhal Lake and the Raja Nahar Singh Palace to venture to.

From the airport, go on to IGI T3 Road and then continue to the Northern Access Road. You can then take the 2nd exit from the roundabout. When you see Hotel Delhi Aerocity, continue onto Rangpuri and merge onto NH8. There is a partial toll road here, so make sure you have the right amount ready. Turn left towards Moulsari Avenue, Siris Road, Nathupur Rd, and then NH236. Venture then to Sunset Boulevard and make a left onto Gurgaon-Faridabad Road, which is a partial toll road. Go on then to Pali Road and Suraj Kund Badkhal Road to your destination.

The route can take more than an hour to traverse, depending on the traffic conditions. Upon arriving here, make sure you have a reservation at a hotel or inn, so you can get a parking spot.

Ghaziabad
To see more urban sights in Ghaziabad, you can venture to Ghaziabad, which is commonly referred to as the 'Gateway of UP' due to its proximity to New Delhi.

To get to this part of the region, you will need to continue from the Airport Rd and take NH8, Sardar Patel Marg, and then Akbar Road. You can go on NH 24 and Hapur Road to Tagore Road in Block 15 of Ghaziabad. The trip can be made in an hour and 30 minutes, which can take longer in case of heavy traffic. Parking should be arranged beforehand to assure yourself of a spot.

Noida
Established as a township to decongest the main city of Delhi, Noida is fixed up with a number of parks and gardens. Other than the residential area, you can visit here the business district, the theme park, and the famous Film City of Interest, the home to several film and television production companies.

Going here from New Delhi requires you to take Rao Tula Ram Marg and Mahatma Gandhi Marg/Ring Road. From here, you can venture to the Delhi Noida Direct Flyway to Dadri Main Road in Sector-106. Be sure to have enough money for the tolls and then get parking space in advance through the hotels. If you are able to make the trip in light traffic, you can reach the city in an hour or so.

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