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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Best Time to Visit
The country has got the wet rainy monsoon, the hot summer in June, the freeazing cold of winters as well as the spring greenery in March. The best time, as reported by our customers, is the cool and dry season which stretches from the month of November upto the month of March. The cities like Delhi, Varanasi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Agra are ideal locations during this period of the year. Before booking your cheap flights to India, keep in mind that temperatures remain bearable in Goa as well as the central parts of the country. Watch out for the heat in southern parts which is more intense and becomes stifling in the months of May and June.
Places to Visit and Things to Do
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 Mughals, whose sultanate brought in widespread development in construction and the arts of architecture left ever-present at the Taj Mahal, Hamayoun’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
Having the largest populations of the world, accommodation is something which is real commonplace 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. Its 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.
What is the general budget of expenses
- A meal at an international fast food chain: £ 2
- A large bottle of mineral water (1.5 litres): £ 0.25
- A regular bottle of soft drink (0.3 litres): £ 0.25
- An imported pack of cigarettes: £ 1.5
- A local commutation ticket: £ 0.15
- An average taxi trip within the city: £ 1.5
- A backpacker single stay at a local dormitory: £ 5
- An international hotel suite: £ 75
- A luxury top-end heritage hotel suite: £ 120