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Cheap Flights to India

Cheap Flights To India

The mystery and exuberance of India calls out for exploration. Its vast and varied landscape, its diverse and welcoming people, and its heady mix of cuisines, cultures, and traditions is dizzying in its beauty and chaos. To some, taking the flight to India is a pilgrimage. To others, it’s an adventure. Whatever your reasons for visiting India may be, we know you’ll return home changed forever.

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Best Time To Book Flights To India

Your next trip to India is only a flight booking booking away. With the help of Skyscanner's expert data sources, you can find the best time to book cheap flights to India and ensure you get the best travel deals.

Skyscanner has collected and analyzed 2 years-worth of historical flight price data to predict what are the best times to book your flights and the cheapest months to travel to popular destinations, such as New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. Check out our saving tips below:

  • Mumbai: Book your flights at least 11 weeks in advance for flights that are 29% cheaper than the yearly average. The cheapest month to travel is in January, when flights can get up to 20% cheaper.
  • New Delhi: Book your flights at least 7 weeks in advance for flights that are 24% cheaper than the yearly average. The cheapest month to travel is in November, when flights can get up to 16% cheaper.
  • Hyderabad: Book your flights at least 7 weeks in advance for flights that are 31% cheaper than the yearly average. The cheapest month to travel is in January, when flights can get up to 20% cheaper.
  • Chennai: Book your flights at least 7 weeks in advance for flights that are 31% cheaper than the yearly average. The cheapest month to travel is in January, when flights can get up to 20% cheaper.
  • Bengaluru: Book your flights at least 7 weeks in advance for flights that are 45% cheaper than the yearly average. The cheapest month to travel is in January, when flights can get up to 25% cheaper.
  • Kochi: Book your flights at least 7 weeks in advance for flights that are 53% cheaper than the yearly average. The cheapest month to travel is in January, when flights can get up to 38% cheaper.

Airlines That Fly To India

More than 80 airlines serve DEL, and it acts as headquarters for major Indian airlines such as Air India, IndiGo, Blue Dart Aviation, GoAir, SpiceJet, and Jet Airways. United Airlines also offers flights to India.

Airports in India

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is the country’s busiest airport, with more than 36 million passengers passing through each year. It’s the primary aviation hub for India and South Asia, and is located just 10 miles from the Delhi city center.

The next three busiest airports in India are Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM), which serves Mumbai, Chennai International Airport (MMA), the main airport for the southern Indian city of Chennai, and Kempegowda International Airport, just outside of Bangalore. Where you enter the country will obviously depend on your plans, and finding a cheap ticket to India may be a matter of being flexible about your proposed itinerary

Things To Do In India

India is not for the faint of heart, but it will expand your soul. The sheer enormity of the country can be overwhelming, and each of its regions holds countless wonders. The major cities team with life: a riot of sounds, sights and emotions which may challenge you, delight you, and confuse you in equal measure.

The heart-stopping scale of the Himalayan mountain ranges, as mist curls from the foothills to the peaks, may inspire heights of courage and physical endurance you didn’t know you had. The desolate majesty of the seven Lost Cities will bring the glories of fallen empires to life in your imagination as you pass ruined forts, temples, and palaces which once teemed with life. Holy places and the relics of past heroes, martyrs, and gods greet you at every turn.

Travel Tips for Tourists

You’ll need a visa to visit India, which should be arranged well in advance. You should have up-to-date-boosters for tetanus, diphtheria, polio, and typhoid. Malaria risk will vary widely depending on location and season, so run your itinerary by an experienced travel doctor before you go.

It is very important to stay hydrated, especially if you succumb to “Delhi belly.” (If you are so unfortunate, a diet of plain rice, yogurt, and rehydration salts should sort out all but the most severe cases.)

The currency of India is the rupee, which is divided into 100 paise. It is technically illegal to take rupees in or out of India, so you will need to change your money in-country. Luckily, fees are low.

There are hundreds of living languages in India, and 22 have official scheduled status. Hindi is the majority language, but especially in urban areas, English is a close second. It’s also important to use only your right hand when eating or handing over money and goods, as the left hand is considered unclean.

Traveling by train is one of the best ways to experience the country, so you can relax and watch the Indian countryside roll by whether you’re on a tight budget or lounging in the lap of luxury. Spending the night in a sleeper car may be an adventure, but when you want to sleep somewhere stationary, try Skyscanner’s free hotel comparison tool to get the very best deal.  


Travel Inspiration When Visiting India

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