India has long been a favourite travel destination for a number of British holidaymakers. Over 800,000 people approximately fly to the land of Taj Mahal from the UK every year and following the introduction “E-Tourist Visa Scheme” by India in November 2014, the numbers have only soared further. Such is the popularity of India as holiday destination that all leading Indian and British aviation companies run direct flights to all major Indian cities.
If you are planning to book flights to India soon, below is how you can reach major Indian cities from London and some basic information about each of these:
Flights from London to Mumbai, West India
All flights from London Heathrow land at the Chhatrapati International Airport in Mumbai. It takes approximately 9 hours and 30 minutes to cover the distance of approximately 7200km between London and Mumbai. Jet Airways, British Airways, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Air India, Air Canada and Air France are some of the popular airlines that offer direct as well as connecting flights to India, with Jet Airways and Air India being the most popular choices.
Mumbai is famous for: Other then the Hindi film industry, known as Bollywood, Mumbai remains known as the financial capital of India. The major tourist attractions in Mumbai are Gateway of India, Haji Ali Dragah, Marine Drive, Elephanta Caves, EsselWorld as well as Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
Flights from London to New Delhi, North India
All flights to New Delhi, the capital city of India from the UK land at Indira Gandhi International Airport. The distance between New Delhi and London is 6707km and it takes approximately 8 hours 20 minutes of flight time to cover this distance. The four major airlines to offer direct flights to New Delhi include Air India, Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways.
New Delhi is famous for: The national capital remains popular for its local markets, street food as well as narrow old Delhi lanes boasting architectural and cultural remnants from British and Mughal rule. The major attractions in New Delhi include the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, Akshardham Temple, and Lotus Temple among others.
Flights from London to Bengaluru, South India
The ‘Silicon Valley’ of India, Bengaluru is served by Kempegowda International Airport. The total distance between Bengaluru and London is around 8030 kilometres. As many as seven flights fly between London and Bengaluru in a week and Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air India as well as British Airways remain popular choices for most tourists.
Bengaluru is famous for: Upon flying from the UK to Bengaluru, India; you will notice that the city is dotted with some stunning temples and beautiful hills and mountain scenery. Bangalore Palace, National Gallery of Modern Art, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Krishna Rajendra (KR) Market, Lal Bagh as well as Bannerghatta National Park are some of the most popular attractions in Bengaluru.
Flights from London to Chennai, South India
Chennai International Airport serves Chennai in South India. The total distance between Chennai and London is 8212 kilometres and the average time it takes for a flight from London to reach this Indian city is 10 hours and 50 minutes. While the British Airways remains the most popular choice on this route, some of the other airlines that fly between London and Chennai include American Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Oman Air.
Chennai is famous for: Other than ancient temples, each more beautiful than the other, Chennai remains known for its beautiful natural spaces, lakes and beaches. Some of the popular places of tourist interest here include Marina Beach, Semmozhi Poonga park, The Huddleston Gardens Of Theosophical Society, Pulicat Lake as well as the Kapaleeswarar Temple.