Latest Cheap flights offers to India from UK airports
Renowned for its spiritual heritage, intoxicating mix of cultures and fascinating history, India has been enthralling travellers journeying to the east since the days before the British Raj.
Visitors today can expect to find all the mysticism that has enchanted visitors for centuries alongside bustling, modern metropolises that make India one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.
Starting on the west coast and the tropical paradise of Goa, with its white sandy beaches and inviting azure waters, you’ll be able to experience the laid back lifestyle that tourists have been enjoying for years. The tasty fusion of Portuguese and Indian flavours on offer here also makes for a particularly delicious style of cuisine.
Travelling up the west coast towards the urban sprawl of Mumbai could be quite a shock to the system after the serene tranquillity of Goa. Here you can experience the invigorating chaos of a city that’s home to 12 million people and a multitude of colourful sights and sounds. Take in stunning art deco buildings interspersed with imposing colonial relics, and soak up the atmosphere of India’s most diverse and vibrant city.
There’s only one building, though, that can lay claim to being India’s greatest architectural masterpiece, and you’ll have to travel inland and northwards towards the city of Agra to find it – the Taj Mahal. India’s most iconic landmark is indisputably a wonder of the modern world and, despite its fame, still has to be seen to be truly believed.
It’s an impossible task to sample this wondrous nation in its entirety in just one trip, but with towering mountain ranges, tropical jungles and sun-soaked beaches, there’s plenty to get started with.
Carlton Leisure has super cheap flights to India starting from only £323 GBP and, what’s more, you’ll quickly find out on arrival quite how cheap it is to get around. Although some luxurious hotels can cost more, Carlton Leisure’s cheap flights to India will mean that you’re bound to have a few bob left over to enjoy the finer side of Indian life.
Tickets to India
After you’ve found a great deal on tickets to India with Carlton Leisure, you’ll be raring to get out there and start discovering this enormous country of contrasts.
Start your journey in Delhi to get a real feel of the bustling Indian lifestyle. Old Delhi, first built in the 17th Century, is still the beating heart of the city where you’ll find a heady mix of intoxicating colour and traditional living. Fascinating remnants of the British Empire still stand tall in New Delhi if you want to learn about India’s more recent history, while a trip to the ornate Bahai Temple, the 17th Century Red Fort, or the Qutab Minar – the tallest minaret in India – will provide breathtaking glimpses into the cultural psyche of the country’s highly spiritual people.
Head to the famous city of Agra to see the magnificent Taj Mahal, bang in the centre of this sprawling metropolis. Surrounding the palace is a range of museums, tombs and the beautiful Yamuna River, while you can also find some fantastic examples of traditional Indian cuisine and local markets selling all the handmade goods you could imagine.
Take a trip over to the west coast and you’ll find the affluent city of Mumbai, home to the Gateway of India, a sprawling natural port created by the British in 1924. There’s plenty of opportunity to channel your spiritual side here, with several temples, mosques and Bazaars housing the city’s rich culture. You’ll also get an insight into the materialistic side of the country, since Mumbai is home to world-famous fashion houses and the Bollywood film industry.
Other highlights include the colonial city of Kolkata (Calcutta), the origins of Ghandi’s “Dandi March” in Ahmedabad, and Madras, home of the legendary Madras Harbour and some of the finest Indian cuisine around.
You can arrange your tickets to India through Carlton Leisure, and take advantage of some of the great deals available to give you some extra spending money for your trip. Flights to New Delhi start at £347 GBP – a perfect place to start.