Flight Destinations in India

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  • 9 -10 hours
  • Hindi
  • Indian rupee
  • + 5.5

India is a huge country and a flight here opens up a world of opportunities. A mix of beautiful sights, bustling cities, stunning coast and amazing experiences, it's not for the faint-hearted. The huge population ensures that there can be huge numbers of people wherever you go, but dive in with a spirit of adventure and enjoy!

India can be summed up in two words: cacophonous harmony.

There are stunning buildings, yes, that shine red in the sun-baked air like the Red Fort in Delhi or reflect the perfect image of itself into a serene pool like the Taj Mahal. But they're also surrounded by swarms of people, hocking spices, plates of food that tempt every sense and tourist memorabilia, telling stories of once was.

The Ganges River runs 2,525 kilometres from the northern Himalayas all the way to the Bay of Bengal but it's more than just a river. It's a place for thousands upon thousands of people to come purify their souls, and they do come, dipping feet, hands, sipping murky water from hesitant fingers.

Against dusty roads lie majestic forts and opulent palaces. Against frenetic city life, the hum, the drum, the buzz of lives zipping past each other in a whirl of activity, lie the quiet stillness of meditation retreats and palm-fringed beaches.

The inescapable heat, of bodies and sun and city fervour, is escaped on snow-capped mountains in the north. Barren landscapes make way for wild, unchecked tropics home to Bengal tigers and roaring Indian elephants.

Step one foot into this country and find some of the poorest people who are also some of the happiest. Old buildings are erected next to new ones, in a country that is developing as fast as it is driving. Once inside India's inimitable borders, you can't help but be swept away for the ride.

Where to visit in India

There are so many diverse destinations in India, you are definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to picking your flight! Head to Mumbai to be at the centre of the world of Bollywood or go to New Delhi for sights old and new from the Red Fort to the Lotus Temple. Flight connections from regional UK airports are also now common place. Flights from the regions are mostly indirect but offer you the opportunity to find a great deal by comparing the different airfares on offer from the competing airlines.

India is also a great place for an active adventure holiday - something like rafting down the Ganges makes your trip truly memorable. And since you've already made the journey to India, why not hop on a couple of internal India flights to see more!

When to go to India

Expect your flight to India to take around 12 to 13 hours if it's direct. Prices fluctuate throughout the year, and are very much dependent on the Indian seasons. The hot season is the least popular, whilst the monsoon season can see days of rain and difficult travelling conditions. The cool season is usually the favourite with us Brits, which makes flights the most expensive. Places like Goa and Kerala are very popular in our winter months. The hot season in India starts in March and ends in June when the monsoon rains arrive. Hot season flights are generally the cheapest, but with temperatures hitting 45°C in the shade you won't want to plan too much!