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Discover magical India

India is a country of colour and flavour – a place where you feel the zest for life that surrounds you as soon as you arrive. It’s a diverse nation, where the history and architecture are just as engrossing as the sights, sounds and smells of the modern day. Ancient temples, lively cities and local wildlife – book your India flights and experience it all.

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Visit the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks, or taste your way through the delicious daals, dosas and samosas that India is known for. Search for elusive tigers and lions in the Gir Forest or explore centuries of British influence in the nation’s colonial history.

Each Indian province is much like its own nation, with unique people, flavours and traditions waiting to be discovered. Begin your journey in the heart of the Asian sub-continent with a flight to India with Etihad Airways.

What's the weather like in India?

What's the weather like in India?

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The weather in India varies considerably by region. The south can get very hot, whereas there is sometimes snowfall in the north. Temperatures follow a seasonal pattern of cooler winters and hot summers.

India’s monsoon season begins in June and lasts until September, meaning the summer is wet and hot – especially in the tropical south.

Thanks to the country’s size, the weather differs from region to region – Rajasthan is the hottest state.

The figures show Mumbai’s average temperature and rainfall. It’s best to check the weather at your destination for an accurate weather forecast before you fly.

Top flights to India with Etihad

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Kochi (COK)

India’s beaches look like they were lifted straight from a postcard – and the state of Kerala has some of the finest. There are forts, national parks and stunning waterfalls all to be found in southern India. And, when you fly to Kochi with Etihad, you’ll be entering a region that is famously home to the mysterious Bengal Tiger.

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Chennai (MAA)

Fly to Chennai and discover an artistic side to India. Take a walk through Mylapore, the city’s historic neighbourhood where you’ll see the colourful Kapaleeshwarar Temple, dedicated to Shiva the Destroyer. Foodies should seek out the street food in the lanes of George Town or head to Adyar for spice shops or authentic eateries.

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charminar iconic building in hyderabad

Hyderabad (HYD)

Book flights to Hyderabad and you’ll land in a city full of impressive architecture and cultural attractions. Walk the streets of this city and you’ll stumble upon unique palaces, built by royals in centuries gone by. Head to the Old City and visit the Charminar – one of the oldest structures in the city. There are also forts, temples and tombs to explore.

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Reasons to visit India

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Delicious and fiery cuisine

Indian food is a favourite across the globe, but as with any cuisine, the best dishes are waiting to be found at home. Each state has a signature of its own, from moreish deep-fried samosa and pakoras to fresh stone-baked naan.

Different heritage has led to a diversity of flavours across the country. They do have a few things in common, though: rice and delicious sauces infused with herbs such as coriander, cumin and turmeric. India’s delicious dishes are a window into its many cultures.

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Visit the sacred Ganges

Visiting the country’s most revered river is one of the must-do activities in India, and the River Ganges flows through the city of Varanasi. Seen as the country’s spiritual city, Varanasi’s winding streets are often filled with Hindu pilgrims.

This City of Light is the India you imagine: temples to explore, ceremonies on riverside steps and boat rides on the water. There are events throughout the year in Varanasi, from sacred festivals to celebrations of the arts.

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Discover incredible wildlife

There are many hidden gems in India and the country’s landscape hides wild and wonderful surprises. Bengal tigers, elephants and rhinos are just the beginning – lesser-known animals include the Nilgiri tahr, langurs and even endangered leopards.

You can book onto a safari in all the major national parks – the most celebrated of which is the Gir Forest in Gujarat province. The wildlife varies a lot by region, from the elephant herds of Kerala to the mysterious snow leopards of the Himalayan foothills.

Things to know before you fly to India

charities Cultural considerations

When visiting temples or mosques, remove your shoes before entering and be aware of any local dress requirements – you may need to cover your head, arms and legs.

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The currency of India is the Indian rupee (INR). Unless you’re a resident of India, you’re not permitted to bring even small amounts of rupees into the country.

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Hindi is the most widespread language, with more than 400 million speakers. English is one of India’s official languages. Many people will understand simple phrases in English, Hindi or Urdu.

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India uses two plug types – type D, with three rounded pins and the three pin British-style plug.

Flying to India: FAQs

Where should I fly to in India?

India is a huge country with more than 20 international airports. With so much diversity on offer, where you choose to fly to will depend on what you’re looking for from your visit.

Many people travel within India during their stay – there are plenty of domestic flight routes and the country’s railway system is well-connected.

Do I need to carry my passport in India?

You don’t always need to keep your passport on you while exploring India. However, many hotels will require passport photocopies as part of their record-keeping, so it is a good idea to keep your passport in an easy-to-access place after your flight.

How many days do you need to visit India?

Travellers usually spend at least two weeks on holiday in India as it’s a large country and many of the top attractions are spread out. If you have less time, stick to one major city, see all the local sites and take a couple of day trips if you can squeeze them in.

Why we love India

“India is a magical place that everyone should see. The eclectic cities keep expanding and offering more sights and experiences to visitors. There are forests, lakes and mountains for nature-lovers to explore too.”

Why fly to India with Etihad?

Enjoy the chance to shape your flight to India when you travel with Etihad Airways. Choose how to check in, add extra baggage and pre-book your airport transfer online.

Once on board, relax in reclining seats featuring fully adjustable headrests. Economy guests can also opt for extra legroom or additional space with our upgrade options.

Our inflight entertainment system has a huge choice of movies, TV shows and music to enjoy during your flight.

Select your choice of complimentary meal and drink on every flight, all inspired by the tastes and flavours of India. We have mobile connectivity on some aircraft too, so you can stay in touch with friends and family, or keep up with work, as you fly.

If you’re connecting in Abu Dhabi, why not plan a stopover to explore the capital of the UAE? It’s a great opportunity to take a few days to see some of the world’s most incredible sights, before you continue your flight to India.

*Aircraft, cabins and services may vary by route and flight. You can check this when you search for your flight. This page was last updated Sept 2019.

Book the lowest airfare deals on flights to India from EUR 538

Paris (CDG) to Chennai (MAA)

Departure 2 Dec 2020,
Return 27 Dec 2020
from EUR655*

Paris (CDG) to Kolkata (CCU)

Departure 16 Dec 2020,
Return 9 Jan 2021
from EUR956*

Paris (CDG) to Delhi (DEL)

Departure 3 Dec 2020,
Return 22 Dec 2020
from EUR538*
*Round-trip fares recently viewed by others

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