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Delhi code DEL
Bangalore code BLR
Bhubaneswar code BBI
Hyderabad code HYD
Kochi code COK
Chandigarh code IXC
Chennai code MAA
Goa code GOI
Imphal code IMF
Indore code IDR
Jaipur code JAI
Kolkata code CCU
Lucknow code LKO
Mangalore code IXE
Patna code PAT
Pune code PNQ
Amritsar code ATQ
Ahmedabad code AMD
India is the largest country in the Indian subcontinent and shares borders with Pakistan to the northwest, China and Nepal to the north, Bhutan to the northeast, and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. Nearby island countries in the Indian Ocean are Sri Lanka to the southeast and the Maldives to the southwest.
India is the seventh largest country in the world by area, and the second most populous country with over a billion people, and prides itself on being the largest democracy on Earth. It’s an extremely diverse country, with vast differences in geography, climate, culture, language and ethnicity.
The major points of entry are Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai. The airports at these cities are either new or undergoing development. Delhi unveiled its new international Terminal 3 in time for the 2010 Commonwealth Games and Bangalore launched its new airport in 2008. The Hyderabad airport is rated as one of the top 5 airports in the 10-15 million category. There are many nonstop, direct and connecting choices to these cities from Europe, North America, Middle East , Africa and Australia.
For secondary points of entry to India, consider Goa, Kolkata or the Malabar coast. There are many connections to the Malabar coast region to cities like Kochi, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram from the Middle East. Most of the major Middle Eastern carriers offer one stop connections to the coast from their Gulf hubs. Goa is a favourite European tourist destination and thus is connected by many European charter operators like Condor, Edelweiss, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways. Kolkata is served by Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways.
India has homegrown international airlines like Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo and SpiceJet There are daily flights to major hubs across the world by these airlines. Note that you must carry a printed air ticket in order to take many domestic flights.
From the United States, United Airlines offers nonstop daily service from Newark to Delhi and Mumbai; Air India offers daily non-stop service to Delhi from New York–JFK, Newark, Washington–Dulles, San Francisco and Chicago O’Hare and to Mumbai from Newark. American Airlines at one time offered nonstop daily service from Chicago to Delhi. Various European airlines offer connecting service through their European hubs from most major US cities and various Asian airlines offer connecting service from West Coast cities through their Asian hubs.
Entries from Europe and Northern America are possible using many European airlines such as Lufthansa, Finnair, British Airways, KLM, Air France and Virgin Atlantic. For long-term visitors (3–12 months), Swiss Airlines often have good deals from Switzerland with connecting flights from major European and some American cities as well.
To save on tickets, consider connecting via Gulf countries, with Air Arabia (Sharjah-based low cost carrier with some connections to Europe), Etihad (especially if you need a one-way ticket or are going back to Europe from another Asian country) via Abu Dhabi, as well as Emirates via Dubai or Qatar Airways via Doha. Obviously, these airlines are also the easiest way to come from the Gulf countries themselves, along with Indian carriers, Air India, Air India Express, Indigo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet.
From East Asia and Australia, Singapore (which is served by Air India, its low-cost subsidiary Air India Express, Jet Airways, as well as Singapore Airlines, its subsidiary Silk Air and low-cost subsidiary Tiger Airways ) has arguably the best connections with flights to all the major cities and many smaller ones. As for the cheap way to or from Southeast Asia, Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia is often the best choice (if booked well in advance, one-way ticket price is normally below US$100, sometimes being less than US$50, they have connections from China, Australia and most South-east Asian countries). They fly from Kuala Lumpur into New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Kochi and Tiruchirapalli. If you’re going from/to Thailand, Air India Express flies from Chennai and Kolkata to Bangkok. Jet Airways, Air India and Thai Airways fly from there to a range of Indian cities as well. Silk Air flies from Singapore to Hyderabad as well. IndiGo, an Indian low-cost-carrier,also offers attractive fares to Singapore and Bangkok and is a pretty good option to consider.