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Reasons to fly to India

Give in to your wandering feet and take one of our cheap flights to India for an exotic experience unlike any you’ve ever had. In a country nearly the size of Europe the possibilities are endless, and you’ll never be at a loss for something to do. Sit down in Darjeeling for a cup of tea at the base of the Himalayas as you gaze up at the highest snow-capped peaks in the world, or float down the Ganges at the sacred city of Varanasi. Visit the countless temples and sacred sites in this country with more than a billion people and a civilization thousands of years in the making. There’s so much to do that you’ll struggle to fit it all in, but not because of your budget. Thanks to our cheap airline tickets, money will be the last thing on your mind as you plan your jam-packed India itinerary.

Flying direct to India can be done through Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) in the state of Maharashtra. While you’re there, check out a Bollywood movie or visit the Gateway of India monument. Or fly to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to visit the Red Fort, where the last Indian emperor ruled from before being deposed by Great Britain. Or wander through the spice market at Khari Baoli. And India flight would be complete without a visit to Agra to explore the Taj Mahal, the famous palace built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. Head towards the Bay of Bengal to stay in Kolkata (Calcutta) and spend your holiday close to the sea. Whatever you decide, a flight deal to India will help you make the most of your stay. You may run out of time, but never money.

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India climate

India is a big country and the climate can vary depending on where you are. Winters are dry and cool and last from December through February. Summer is still dry, but warms up quite a bit. The southwest monsoon season is from June through September; the northeast monsoon season lasts from October to November.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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    Cheap flights to India

    Newark International (EWR) to Hyderabad, India (HYD)
    from$689RTwith Smartfares.com
    Newark International (EWR) to Chennai, India (MAA)
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    Newark International (EWR) to Chennai, India (MAA)
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    New York (JFK) to Cochin, India (COK)
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    Newark International (EWR) to Bangalore, India (BLR)
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    Newark International (EWR) to Chennai, India (MAA)
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    New York (JFK) to Cochin, India (COK)
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    Newark International (EWR) to Ahmedabad, India (AMD)
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    Newark International (EWR) to Ahmedabad, India (AMD)
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    Newark International (EWR) to Delhi, India (DEL)
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    Approx flight times

    Newark International to Ahmedabad:
    19 hr 30 mins
    John F. Kennedy International to Chhatrapati Shivaji International:
    17 hr 15 mins
    Newark International to Chhatrapati Shivaji International:
    16 hr 55 mins
    John F. Kennedy International to Indira Gandhi International:
    16 hr 55 mins
    Newark International to Indira Gandhi International:
    14 hr 0 mins
    John F. Kennedy International to Chennai International:
    20 hr 10 mins

    In-flight reading

    A Suitable Boy

    Vikram SethThe stories of four families linked by marriage set in 1950s India against the enormity of the subcontinent, its overpowering heat, lush gardens, colorful festivals, exotic foods, and memorable characters.

    Bollywood

    Tejaswini GantiGuide to the cultural, political, thematic, and historic aspects of the Hindi cinema industry based in Mumbai, and interviews with some of the key players.

    India My Love

    OshoAn introduction to Indian religion and spiritual beliefs.

    India: A Million Mutinies Now

    V. S. NaipualA collection of interviews and anecdotes of people from different walks of life that paints a portrait of India’s society, person by person.

    India: An Illustrated History

    Prem Kishore and Anuradha KishoreSimple yet accurate telling of 5000 years of India’s history.