Delhi Metro's Tourist Smart Cards: Explore the Capital with Ease

Delhi Metro's Tourist Smart Cards: Explore the Capital with Ease

By Author

Published on September 9, 2023

In anticipation of the upcoming G-20 summit, Delhi Metro is rolling out a special offering for international visitors and delegates - the 'Tourist Smart Cards.' These cards are tailor-made for travelers looking to explore the vibrant capital city of Delhi and will be available for a limited time at selected Metro stations.

Starting from September 4th, 2023, for a period of ten days, Delhi Metro is extending its hospitality to G-20 delegates and international tourists by offering the 'Tourist Smart Cards.' These cards are designed to simplify travel for those eager to discover Delhi's famous tourist attractions during their stay.

The 'Tourist Smart Cards' will be obtainable from dedicated counters at select Metro stations. These cards come in two categories: One-Day Validity and Three-Day Validity. Priced at Rs 200, the One-Day Validity card provides unlimited access to the extensive Metro network, while the Three-Day Validity card, available at Rs 500, offers the same benefits. Both options also include a refundable security deposit of Rs 50.

One of the significant advantages of these cards is that they grant holders unlimited travel within the Metro network. This means you can explore the city from the first train of the day until the last one, without worrying about penalties or surcharges related to entry/exit mismatches, overstay, or overstepping.

Delhi Metro, known as India's largest metro network and one of the world's largest, conveniently connects to most of the capital's prominent tourist destinations. From the iconic Red Fort and the historic Jama Masjid to the magnificent Akshardham Temple and the serene Kalkaji Temple, travelers can effortlessly reach these attractions by using the 'Tourist Smart Cards.' For those who need additional assistance, the 'Delhi Metro Rail' app offers a comprehensive network map and a dedicated 'Tour Guide' section, listing all nearby stations and tourist spots.

Stations with dedicated Tourist Smart Card counters for the period September 4th to September 13th, 2023:

  1. Kashmere Gate

  2. Chandni Chowk

  3. Chawri Bazar

  4. New Delhi

  5. Rajiv Chowk

  6. Patel Chowk

  7. Central Secretariat

  8. Udyog Bhawan

  9. Lok Kalyan Marg

  10. Supreme Court

  11. Lal Quila

  12. Jama Masjid

  13. Delhi Gate

  14. ITO

  15. Mandi House

  16. Janpath

  17. Khan Market

  18. JLN Stadium

  19. Jangpura

  20. Lajpat Nagar

  21. Barakhamba Road

  22. Ramakrishna Ashram Marg

  23. Jhandewalan

  24. Indraprastha

  25. South Extension

  26. Sarojini Nagar

  27. Chhatarpur

  28. Qutub Minar

  29. Hauz Khas

  30. Nehru Place

  31. Kalkaji Mandir

  32. Akshardham

  33. Terminal 1 IGI Airport

  34. Karol Bagh

These 'Tourist Smart Cards' are not just a convenient way to travel; they are your gateway to exploring the treasures of Delhi with ease. So, if you're visiting Delhi for the G-20 summit or simply want to experience the city's rich heritage, grab your 'Tourist Smart Card' and embark on a memorable journey through the heart of India's capital.

Shangri-La Muscat's Immersive Experience

Shangri-La Muscat's Immersive Experience

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 20, 2024

Located along the serene shores of the Gulf of Oman, Shangri-La Muscat beckons travelers on a journey infused with Omani culture, art, and architecture. From its Turath Café, paying homage to Oman’s maritime history, to the architectural marvels echoing the nation’s rich heritage, the resort offers a harmonious blend of modern luxury and traditional charm.

Architecture aficionados will be captivated by the resort’s design, with Al Bandar showcasing elegant townhouse-inspired architecture and Al Waha offering a familial retreat with its lazy river inspired by traditional falaj irrigation channels. Perched atop the cliffs, Shangri-La Al Husn evokes the ambiance of a regal castle, complete with indigenous representations and curated artworks celebrating Oman’s vibrant culture.


For a truly immersive experience, guests can indulge in the Essence of Oman program led by Oman’s first accredited frankincense sommelier, Khalid Al Amri. From private tours to the resort’s frankincense garden to culinary delights infused with local flavors, every aspect of the journey is designed to deepen guests’ understanding and appreciation of Oman’s treasured traditions.

At Turath Café, guests can savor aromatic coffees and pastries infused with dates and honey while immersing themselves in Omani heritage. The café also features a mobile museum and art gallery, offering a glimpse into the nation's vibrant culture.

To complete the sensory experience, Shangri-La Al Husn boasts the Luban Spa, the region’s only spa featuring frankincense treatments renowned for their healing properties. Guests can unwind and rejuvenate amidst the tranquil surroundings, indulging in ancient rituals that soothe the mind, body, and soul.


Beyond the resort, Muscat awaits with its wealth of attractions, including the Bait Al Zubair museum, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and bustling Muttrah Souq, each offering a glimpse into Oman's storied past and vibrant present. 

Whether exploring the city's landmarks or simply soaking in the natural beauty of the coastline, guests are sure to be enchanted by the timeless allure of Oman.

Dubai International Continues Reign as World's Busiest International Airport for 10th Year

Dubai International Continues Reign as World's Busiest International Airport for 10th Year

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 18, 2024

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has once again been named the world's busiest airport for international travel, marking a decade of dominance in the global aviation industry. This announcement was made by the Airports Council International (ACI), which released its preliminary report on the top 10 busiest airports worldwide for 2023.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, expressed immense pride in this achievement, emphasizing the strategic efforts that have contributed to DXB's success. "Throughout this decade, DXB has set numerous records and achieved many milestones, from welcoming our billionth passenger to expanding our terminals and enhancing our service offerings," Griffiths stated. These efforts underscore DXB's commitment to maintaining a leading position in the global aviation sector.


The 2023 ACI report highlights significant shifts in international air travel dynamics, with DXB playing a pivotal role in these changes. Factors such as China's reopening and a sustained interest in international travel have fueled the global travel industry, with DXB at the forefront of this resurgence.

Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ACI World Director General, noted that global air travel in 2023 was primarily driven by international traffic, which has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels. "Dubai International Airport's strategic location and world-class facilities have continually attracted a vast network of international flights, making it a central hub in global air traffic," said de Oliveira.


The report also underscored the critical role airports like DXB play in enhancing global connectivity and supporting economic growth. With ongoing initiatives to expand and innovate, Dubai Airports is focused on maintaining DXB’s status as a top international hub in the years to come.

As DXB looks to the future, Griffiths reaffirmed the airport's commitment to innovation and excellence. "We are determined to sustain our leadership position by enhancing every aspect of the passenger experience and continuing to expand our global reach," he concluded.

This recognition not only reflects Dubai’s capacity to handle vast numbers of international travelers but also its strategic importance in linking the East and West, making it an essential player in the ongoing growth and development of the global aviation landscape.

Discover Spiritual Bliss: Telangana Tourism Unveils "Hyderabad to Arunachalam" Package

Discover Spiritual Bliss: Telangana Tourism Unveils "Hyderabad to Arunachalam" Package

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Published on April 18, 2024

Telangana Tourism has rolled out an enticing opportunity for Hyderabad residents seeking solace and spirituality amidst the scorching summer months. The "Hyderabad to Arunachalam" package promises a serene three-day journey filled with exploration, set to kick off on select dates in April, May, and June.

Priced at Rs 7,500 for adults and Rs 6,000 for children, the tour ensures a tranquil start from CRO Basheerbagh at 6:30 pm. Embark on a spiritual odyssey as day one unfolds with an early morning arrival at Kanipakam, allowing ample time for refreshments and check-out before delving into the sacred Kanipakam Temple. Journey onward to Thiruvanamalai, indulging in a leisurely lunch at TTDC Aalayam Hotel before immersing in the divine aura of the Arunachaleswara Temple. Wrap up the day with a delectable dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at TTDC Aalayam Hotel.

Day two unveils further enchantment as travelers explore the Sripuram Golden Vehicle in Vellore, relishing in lunch and marveling at the exquisite Sripuram Golden Temple. Bid adieu to Vellore as the return journey to Hyderabad commences in the late afternoon, accompanied by dinner en route.


The package encompasses twin-sharing accommodation and transportation, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience throughout the expedition. Excluding expenses for temple visits and additional meals, the tour offers a perfect blend of spiritual encounters and leisurely escapades.

Telangana Tourism's initiative underscores a commitment to providing immersive experiences tailored to diverse interests, promising a rejuvenating getaway amidst the serenity of Arunachalam. For bookings and inquiries, reach out at +91 98485 40371.

Experience the allure of spirituality with Telangana Tourism's "Hyderabad to Arunachalam" package, where every moment is a step closer to inner peace and tranquility.

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