Cheap Flights to India
Situated in Southern Asia this country comprises an abundance of breathtaking beauty, from soaring northern snow-tipped peaks to southern beaches along the tropical coast and a wealth of India’s phenomenal history going back to the Neolithic era.
The capital city New Delhi is the seat of the judiciary, legislative and executive branches of the Government of India, located within the conurbation of Delhi.
Bengaluru (Bangalore), capital of the southern Karnataka state, is the centre of high-tech industry for India, renowned for its night life and green spaces.
Cheapest One-Way Flights To Delhi, India
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Cheapest Return Flights To Delhi, India
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Indira Gandhi International Airport, India
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India
Weather In India
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India has six seasons in a year, namely: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, pre-winter and winter. During May, June and July Delhi experiences a dry heat with the addition of dusty desert winds and temperatures over 45°C. July and September has most rainfall (Monsoon season) but is unlike the tropical rainfall the cities experience along the coast.
When to fly to India
High season from December to March affords warm days, cool nights, crowds and high prices while in the North, December and January have chilly nights.
Shoulder season from July to November affords open passes for travellers going to Ladakh and the high Himalayas from July to September. September has Monsoon showers all month while the southeast coast and southern Kerala experience heavy rain from October to early December.
Low season, which is where you will get your cheap flights to India, from April to June has April being hot while May and June are sweltering but with competitive accommodation prices. June has the Monsoon from south to north with humidity.
Getting around India
Besides the vastness of India, the majority of top attractions are fairly easy to get to with a planned combination of domestic flights, long-haul train travel and chauffeur-driven vehicles.
Travellers wanting to fly within India have a few low-cost airlines to choose from with bargain prices. One of the best budget airlines is SpiceJet while Kingfisher Airlines provide superb service, simply use our cheap flights search facility to source the best prices.
Travelling by car is not advisable and car rentals are not available, except in Goa, from unauthorised operators. If you have your own car, hire a driver who is knowledgeable about the roads, capable of reading road signs and communicating with locals. You can set your own pace, get off the beaten track, its cost effective and your driver can assist with advice, prices and customs. For tours of North India, departing from Delhi, contact Kamalan Travels where an expert will assist in creating a custom tour for you.
You can travel virtually anywhere in India by train with it being the 2nd largest rail network in the world. Travelling between major destinations can consume time with network connections often confusing. Don’t reserve regular 2nd class unless you enjoy crowds and don’t suffer from claustrophobia. The Konkan Railway connects Mumbai with Goa, Karnataka and Kerata, travelling along the scenic coast while the Rajdhani, a superfast, comfortable train, connects Delhi to Mumbai.
Auto-rickshaws and taxis are great for getting around within towns and cities. Auto-rickshaws are best for short distances as they’re bumpy, slow and open-air. Always confirm the rate up-front but first check with your hotel what standard rates are. When you need to get to your hotel from the airport or train station, use prepaid taxi booths and only hand over your receipt once you’ve reached your destination.
Travelling by bus is not recommended and suitable only for travellers on extremely tight budgets with plenty of time.
India – insider information
- Agra is home to the 240 high Taj Mahal that opened in 1648, was built by Sha Jahan and comprises Mughal and Iranian architecture.
- The ISKCON Temple in Bangalore, one of the largest in the world, is a sight to behold.
- The beautiful National Shrine of St. Thomas Basilica in Mylapore is built over the tomb of Apostle St. Thomas, martyred and buried in AD 72, a great attraction for Christian pilgrims.
- Mumbai offers the spectacular Gateway of India stone arch, built in 1924 with nearly Elephanta Island, home to ancient cave temples. This city is also the hub of the Bollywood (Hindi-language) film industry.
- Kolkata (Calcutta) comprises colonial architecture, art galleries, cultural festivals and Mother House where Mother Theresa’s tomb is. The Indian Museum, founded in 1814 and the largest in India, has an impressive array of rare items. The Alipore Zoological Gardens is Indias oldest zoological park and a great attraction for visitors, it opened in 1876.
- Goa provides the Basilica of Bom Jesus with Baroque architecture that opened in 1605, the stunning white Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church dating back to 1619. View the four-tiered Dudhsager Falls on the Mandovi River or meander in tranquillity through the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary.