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Ranked among countries having the most expansive areas in South Asia, India has more than 130 airports spread across the country. The scenic north stretches from eastward borders of the Himalayan ranges shared with Nepal, all the way till the lush greens of the Kashmir Valley. To the west, there are vast and dry deserts of Rajasthan and Thar shared with Pakistan, along with being the central zone of the spread of Hinduism. The eastern side is littered with rainforests from the perpetual monsoons, ample with wildlife and tea plantations, while the southern strip of coasts stretch with beaches, ports and commercial districts, bordering overseas island territories of Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep. All you need to do for booking cheap flights to India is to call TravelhouseUK and speak to one of our agents.

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Travelling Dates: 13 Feb 2018 - 07 Mar 2018
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Travelling Dates: 10 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
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Travelling Dates: 01 Feb 2018 - 01 Mar 2018
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Best Time to Visit India
Peak Season:

Displaying diversified weather patterns round the year, India’s tourist season begins in October. Generally, India experiences temperate climate round the year. Owing to such weather conditions, major seasons affecting climate of India are summer, winter and Monsoon. As indicated by the tourists in the past few years, pleasantly dry and cool weather persists in the month of October up till March which let the visitors explore the scenic sights and monuments of the country with no difficulty. Moreover, places like Goa stands out for the nice weather through the entire year, so you can always book cheap flights to India as it suits you. As your priorities for particular trip are solely a matter of significant consideration if weather and budget aren’t. Most of the British Indians leverage the holiday season in UK to set out for their home country. In this case, it is obvious that flights will be overly booked and rates would be slightly higher than usual. It is, therefore, recommended to book flights well in advance to avoid inconveniences.

Off-Peak Season:

Watch out for the heat in southern parts which is more intense and becomes stifling in the months of May and June while temperature remains between 32-40 degrees. It can be a major hindrance in your travel activities within the city. In addition to that, Monsoon also affects the tourist’s influx adversely. Rain drenched sights are so revitalizing for the wearisome souls yet the poor infrastructure of drainage systems and poor hygienic conditions especially in the interior India can cause nuisance for the tourists. Usually, holiday-makers who have travelling quests but are on budget cuts seek out for the cheap flights to India in this season when tourist’s activities are extremely dull. This not only helps them to spot on cheap flights but plentiful of top notch accommodation options are also available in economical rates.

Airlines offering flights to India from UK

  • British Airways (BA)
  • Air India (AI)
  • Jet Airways (9W)
  • Virgin Atlantic VS)
  • Qatar Airways (QR) via Doha
  • Oman Air (WY) via Muscat
  • Etihad Airways (EY) via Abu Dhabi
  • Kuwait Airways (KU) via Kuwait
  • Air France (AF) via Paris
  • Lufthansa (LH) via Frankfurt
  • Swiss Air (LX) via Zurich
  • Cathay Pacific Airlines (CX) via Hong Kong
  • Aeroflot (SU) via Moscow
  • Emirates (EK) via Dubai
  • Turkish Airlines (TK) via Istanbul
  • KLM (KL) via Amsterdam
  • Singapore Airlines (SQ) via Singapore
How long is the flight to India from UK?
  • Heathrow to India (Delhi): 8 hours and 25 minutes
  • Heathrow to India (Mumbai): 9 hours
  • Manchester to India (Delhi) via Amsterdam: 10 hours
  • Manchester to India (Mumbai) via Frankfurt:11 hours and 25 minutes
  • Gatwick Airport to India (Mumbai) via Dubai: 11 hours and 50 minutes
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX) to India (BOM) via Istanbul: 12 hours and 50 minutes
Weekly flight Schedule of different airlines offering flights from UK to India
Heathrow to Delhi
  • British Airways: Flights are operated on seven days a week.
  • Air India: It operates multiple daily frequencies from UK to India.
  • Jet Airways: Another flag carrier of India, Jet Airways, schedules its daily flights throughout the week.
  • Virgin Atlantic Airlines: It also tower its flights from UK to India through all the days of the week.
  • Turkish Airlines: Monday to Sunday.
  • Kuwait Airways: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • Lufthansa: Daily flight connections are made through the Frankfurt.
  • Swiss Airlines: Launches UK-India service on daily basis.
  • Air France: Connects UK to India via Paris on all the seven days of the week.
  • KLM: Fly to India from UK on daily basis.
  • Emirates: Flight connections are made on all the seven days of the week.
  • Etihad Airways: Etihad Airways gets its wheels start turning from UK for extending flight to India on all the seven days of the week.
  • Aeroflot: Flights are available on all the seven days of the week.
  • Oman Air: Daily flight connections with touchdown scheduled in India.
  • Qatar Airways: UK-India flights are offered on all the days of the week,
  • Cathay Pacific Airlines: You can avail flights on any given day of the week.

Heathrow to Mumbai
  • British Airways: Quite a large number of passengers are facilitated on UK- India route on a direct flight daily basis.
  • Jet Airways: Flights are operated on daily basis.
  • Air India: It operates regular frequencies through the seven days of the week.
  • Turkish Airlines: It also manages to set the flight schedule for India from UK on all the seven days of the week.
  • Qatar Airways: Connects the mainstream flights on daily basis.
  • Emirates: Launches its flights on each day of the week while serving the Heathrow Airport.
  • Air France: It also conducts flights on daily basis through the seven days of the week.

Manchester to Delhi
  • KLM: Monday-Sunday
  • British Airways: You can book your flight on all the seven days of the week as required.
  • Qatar Airways: Flights are operated on regular basis all through the seven days of the week.
  • Lufthansa: Daily flight connections.
  • Air France: Conducts flights on all the seven days of the week.
  • Jet Airways: Flight connections are available on daily basis.
  • Swiss Airways: Daily flight connections to India.
  • Singapore Airlines: It operates flights for the same route from Monday to Sunday regularly.

Manchester to Mumbai
  • Air India: it makes non-stop flight on all the seven days of the week.
  • Emirates: Indirect itineraries are set for all the seven days of the week.
  • Qatar Airways: it offers flight connections on daily basis.

Birmingham to Delhi
  • Air India: Air India schedules a daily direct flight from UK (BHX) to India (DEL) throughout the week.
  • Jet Airways: Daily flight connection with Jet Airways is also quite popular amongst the potential travellers who can avail the flights on any given day of the week.
  • Lufthansa: Flights are operated on all the seven days of the week.
  • KLM: KLM offers flights on daily basis.
  • Air France: Monday to Sunday.
Baggage Allowance of different airlines flying from UK to India
  • Air India allows free baggage allowance from the UK to India to be 2 pieces of 23 kg each on Economy Class whereas 3 piece of 23kg each on Business and First Class.
  • With Etihad Airways, you are allowed 2 bags up to 23 kg each in Economy Class on flights from the UK to India. While on its Business and First Class, Etihad Airways offers 2 bags of 32 kg each.
  • In adherence to the standards, Jet Airways permits you 2 pieces of 23 kg in Economy Class. Whether it is the Premiere or the First Class, you are allowed to carry 2 pieces of 32kg in Premium Economy and 3 pieces of 32kg each in Business Class.
  • Depending upon the fare and travel class, Emirates allows you 30kg for Economy Class, 40 kg for Business Class and 50kg for First Class.
  • British Airways accepts two bags of 23kg each in Economy Class whereas 3 bags of 32 kg each in Business and First Class on expedition originating from the UK for Delhi.
  • In order to accommodate commuters with low fares, Aeroflot minimizes the amenities to the basic level. In Economy Class, you take a bag weighing not more than 23 kg whereas 2 bags of 23 kg each in Comfort Class. And, 3 bags of 32 kg each are allowed in Business Class.
  • While commuting with Air France, one must keep the weight concept in mind. Your luggage should not weigh more than 23 kg in Economy Class and 32 kg in Business and La Première class.
  • Singapore Airlines facilitates the flyers by allowing the checked in baggage generously. You may take up to 30 kg in Economy Class, 35 kg in Premium Economy. 40 kg in Business Class and 50 kg in First Class.
  • KLM, following the baggage allowance standardization, would take up to 1 bag of 23 kg in Economy Class and 2 bags of 32 kg each in Business Class.
  • As per the baggage allowance regulations of Virgin Atlantic, you are allowed to carry 1 bag of 23kg in Economy Class, 2 bags of 23 kg in Premium Economy and Upper Class is privileged to take 3 bags up to 32 kg each.
  • Cathay Pacific set aside free baggage limitation of 30 kg in Economy Class, 35 kg in Premium Economy, 40 kg in Business Class and 50 kg in First Class.
Tourist’s Attractions, Sights to See, and Religious Relics in India

It is one of the most diverse, mystic and vibrant countries of the world. Holding strategic importance, the central mainland hosts most of the historical landmarks from the British Colonial era as well as the Mughal Dynasty and the Delhi Sultanate prior to British settlements. Landing off your cheap flights to India, you feel the spiritual vibe of the country can be explored at some of the largest temples. With Hinduism being the oldest of religions, many notable temples, even though some of them being in a ruined state, are major religious landmarks existent to date. Flower-drawn deities, incense, stonework and sculpture work are the main aspects to be considered as highlights of such landmarks, while nightlife is also active at these spots. Varanasi, Jaipur and Cochin are expected to be great hubs of massive religious communities dedicated in massive religious practices inculcated as an everyday norm. The second crucial element of history is that of royalty and heritage, which comes in two categories; the Mughal, whose sultanate brought in widespread development in construction and the arts of architecture left ever-present at the Taj Mahal, Hamayun’s Tomb, the Agra Fort, Red Fort and Delhi’s Jamia Masjid. The gardens of Bangalore amongst other notable landmarks including the Jamuna Lake are regarded as developed from that era. Other forts and palaces spread throughout the country are also products of the existence of local Rajas, sultanates and Nawabs. Amber Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Chowmahalla Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Char Minar, Jantar Mantar, Golkonda Fort, Hawa Mehal, Amer Fort, Mysore Palace, Lodhi Gardens, Qutub Minar, and the list goes on and on.

Then there are national landmarks of the state, symbolizing the independence and establishment of the country post-independence. On your way from the airport to hotel after check out at Mumbai from your cheap flights to India, you pass through the Gateway of India. There are certain small colonial towns like the Portuguese town of Goa or the French commune of Pondicherry which fall in a specialized category of pulling in tourists amidst their old neighborhoods. For adventure based tourism, the Vaishno Devi Valleys, the Tea Plantation Valleys of Assam, Rohtang Pass and Apharwat Peak are diverse avenues of exploring nature amidst scenic beauty. Water bodies are a separate category altogether, including the Gurudongmar Lake, the Radhanagar Beach, Dal Lake, Thekkady Lake and the Lake Palace.

Hotels and Accommodation Options in India

Having the largest populations of the world, accommodation is something which is real humdrum in the country. Plus, the nationwide overhaul in accommodation standards in pursuit of tourism development has brought an added advantage for tourists. Train stations and bus platforms have had their own share of dormitories as well as cheap budget rooms provided by small hotels. It’s always a good idea to add a hotel booking when making reservations for your cheap flights to India. Age-old government administered systems of accommodation also exist, facilitating stays at nominal rates suitable for travelers who aim to hit the bed and breakfast category while staying on a budget. Main metropolitan hubs mostly consist of high-rise hotels, service flats and luxury suites, complete with standard amenities and facilities like continental restaurants, pools and gymnasiums. Their large numbers of rooms cater for all the business and working travelers to stay near central business districts. Coastal towns and cities have the advantage of having resorts along the beachside to cater for visitors spending a day outdoors. Certain towns are even segregated to be specified as a tourist-only zone, hosting dance and beach parties with secluded huts, shacks and lodges as well as outdoor bars and restaurants. Special boutique stays are recommended at heritage hostelling options, with Palaces, forts and mansions (haveli) converted into grand luxury suites. Amidst the wide range of options, few top notch hotels are listed below to choose from;

  • The Taj Mahal Hotel
  • Shangri-La's Eros Hotel,
  • The Lodhi
  • Shangri-La's Eros Hotel
  • Pride Plaza Hotel
  • JW Marriott Hotel
  • Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
  • The Leela Palace
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Eros Hotel
  • ITC Maurya
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