Renowned for its mélange of smells, whether it’s from spices or incense, India is a vivid explosion of marigolds, bursts of sunlight, bright saris, and endless smiles. Spread out between the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Mountains and the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean, India is a country as beautiful as it is bamboozling, as endlessly fascinating as it is captivating, a land filled with an eclectic mix of man-made and natural wonders. If you’re planning on taking a cheap flight to India, you’d better get ready to lose your heart in one of the world’s most mesmerizing destinations!
Depending on where exactly it is you’re going in India, the peak season for tourism may vary. Generally speaking, the country sees its main peak season from June through September each year, which means that flights might be at their most expensive over this period. Make sure that you book your flight tickets to India as far along in advance as possible if you’re planning on attending one of India’s famous festivals.
The cheapest flights to India can often be booked during the rainy season, which spans from June through November. The winter months, which are from December through March, can also be a perfect time to find discounted deals on flights to India.
As mentioned, India’s monsoon season is when the flights here are often at their cheapest. Make sure that you’ve decided on where it is you want to go in India as the seasons vary greatly from one region to the next. Rainy season in Goa, for example, runs from June to September, but other parts of the country receive the most rains from October to November. You may also want to check out when India’s main festivals are happening, as these will significantly impact the prices of flights. Flexibility is essential when it comes to booking the cheapest flights to and from India. Whichever date you pick, just make sure that you do your admin as far as three or four months in advance.
Airlines like South African Airways, China Southern, Kiwi Intl Airlines, British Airways, and Singapore Airlines all have cheap flights to and from India on offer, but which one you end up using might depend on where exactly you’re flying to in India. Travel dates and coinciding festivals in India may well influence the price that airlines charge for your flights, so comparing the offers available by each carrier is one of the best ways to establish which airline will suit your needs best.
There are buses that you can use to get to the city center from the airport, but you may also make use of one of the taxis parked outside of the arrival terminals to reach the Goa city center from the airport. Before you make any arrangements though, be sure to enquire with the hotel you are staying with to see if they have a complimentary shuttle service on offer from the airport to their premises, most high-standard hotels provide this service.
Getting to the city center from the Mumbai airport can easily and quickly be done by taking one of the taxis at the airport’s arrival terminals. Taking the buses from the airport might be another option, but you’ll have to take a few connecting rides to reach the heart of the city since most coaches don’t offer direct rides.
One of the easiest ways of getting to New Delhi’s city center from the airport is by making use of the Airport Express, a train service that runs every half hour to the city center. Alternatively, you may also take one of the pre-paid taxis that can be found parked outside of the arrival terminals at the airport, but keep in mind that they are much more expensive than the train.
(prices quoted are from London)