Friday, July 16, 2010

Times City Guide released

On the event of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, The Times of India has released the Times City Guide on Delhi in association with Delhi Tourism. The book, developed as a ready reckoner for all the delegates and visitors in general due to arrive during the games, will serve as a window to the culture and lifestyle of Delhi and its populace. Times City Guide, Delhi, 2010 will highlight everything that the city is proud to own and will also double up as a friendly "what's whereand-how" kind of a city dweller's PANCHANG. Besides, this book will also be the only official City Guide of Delhi Tourism which will project Delhi to its best.

The guide is in the form of two books:
The Times
City Guide - Delhi
    The guide is indeed an attempt to make acquaintance with a living culture and people of Delhi. It is intended to be city panchaang divided 'thematically' into 5 distinct sections, namely,
1. An Introduction to the city that will give the users a feel for the place and its people; 2. The 'Must-See' section will an in-depth exploration of the city interspersed with pictures and maps; 3. The 'Must-Do' section will cover the experiential flavours of Delhi; 4. The 'Must-Have' section will have information on shopping and places of local interest; and 5. The 'Must-Know' segment will provide itineraries to help plan a good trip - how to get there complete with an exhaustive listing of details and information one may need to refer
Pocket Compendium

There will be an additional 'Pocket Compendium' that will serve as a ready reckoner largely on Commonwealth Games, such as,

1. Moving around - highlighting various services (Metros, taxi, bus, air);
2. Tourism offices
3. Embassies and consulates
4. Money matters - ATM's and money exchange
5. Health - Major hospitals, ambulances, emergency numbers, 24 hour chemists
6. Security - Police helplines, women cell
7. Accommodation - Bed and breakfast options, NCR options
8. Language - Basic Hindi phrases
9. Commonwealth schedules
10.Map for Delhi Metro

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