Flights to India: need to know
Cheap airline tickets to India
India takes the cake when it comes to culture and adventure! There are four international airports around the country, Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai and Chennai (Madras). Flights depart New York for India almost every hour onboard airlines like Air India, Gulf Air, Qatar Airway, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and many more.
When to book the cheapest flights to India
There is at least one thing to keep in mind before booking any flights to India: the changing seasons. On top of this, India is a huge country, which means the climate varies from one region to another. When it's peak season in one place, it's low season somewhere else, which greatly affects the price of plane tickets to India.
- Peak season: Delhi is popular mid-September to March, Mumbai is popular from November to February, Goa is top from October to February and Bangalore is most popular December to February.
- Low season: Summers in India can be very hot while monsoon rains can ground flights for days.
A non-stop flight to India from New York takes 14 hours.
Experience India: sights, tours and activities
India has been a major trade hub for centuries. Merchants would come from all over the world to bring back silks and spices. The country boasts one of the world's most varied landscapes and unique cultural traditions. It has the sort of diversity that hits you in the face, so get ready!
Essentials in India
New Delhi: Delhi is one of the most popular destinations in India, and for good reason! Tour the Mughal forts, go shopping at a medieval bazaar, discover relics from the country's lost empires and don't forget to tuck into some delicious Indian cuisine.
Mumbai: Formerly Bombay, India's seaside city is also the financial capital, and you can tell just by walking around the streets. Mumbai has a sparkle to it with its art-deco mansions, bazaars, temples and beautiful British colonial architecture.
Agra: Agra is home to one of India's most popular attractions, the Taj Mahal. While the city is an over-crowded and polluted metropolis, you can find a sense of calm when visiting this majestic, white palace.
Visit IncredibleIndia.org for more info.
Hotels and accommodation in India
Hotels in India come in every shape, colour, size and price-range. In large cities like Delhi and Mumbai, it's a good idea to book in advance during peak tourist season if you're after a deal. If visiting during the warmer months, always confirm you room has air conditioning before you book.