If you’re looking to book cheap flights from the US to one of the oldest cities in the world, look no further than our Delhi flights here at Airtickets .
Delhi is a truly fascinating destination, and while it might take a little while to acclimatize to your new surroundings, you’ll be richly rewarded when you do, with vivid colors, tastes, and sounds around every corner.
With lots of narrow twisty lanes, the streets of Delhi are full of life, with bazaars, street food stalls and historic monuments to explore.
The city is also home to many museums, which offer an insight into life in Delhi throughout its long and interesting history.
Once you’re done getting a feel for the city’s history, why not head out into the many bazaars for some souvenir shopping, with lots of beautiful fabrics and gifts on sale (just be ready to haggle!).
It’s also worth trying out some of the street food on offer, such as the many traditional kebab houses, or chill out in a coffee shop or cocktail bar.
5 Things You Need to Know About Delhi
If you’ve already booked your flights to Delhi, here are five things you should know before packing your bags and heading to the airport…
Time Difference: UTC +5:30 hours
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Native Language: Hindi
Weather: Average temperatures of 91°F during the hottest month (May) and 55°F during the coldest (January). The wettest month is July, with an average 180mm of rainfall
Sales Tax: General rate of 12.5%, although it varies by product (for example alcoholic drinks are taxed at 20%).
Flying to Delhi from the US
Here’s everything you’ll need to know when booking flights from Delhi to the US, including flight times and entry requirements.
The flight time from the US to Delhi will depend on your departure airport and whether you can catch a direct flight or not, but the average direct flight time is between 14 and 16 hours.
Of course, indirect flights will take longer, but may also prove to be better value.
US citizens traveling to Delhi will require a valid passport and Indian visa, which can be applied for with the Indian embassy.
However, if you’re only visiting as a tourist, for less than 30 days, you can apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization in lieu of a visa.
These must be applied for at least four days before your arrival and can be applied for on the Indian government’s website.
Airlines That Fly to Delhi
Currently, the only airlines which offer direct flights from the US to Delhi are Air India and United Airlines, and there are a number of airlines offering indirect services, such as:
- Swiss Airlines
- China Southern
- China Eastern
- China Airlines
- Qatar Airways
Be sure to get in touch with one of our experienced travel consultants, who will work with you to find the best route and airline are for you.
Delhi is currently only served by one major airport, Indira Gandhi International (DEL). The airport is situated about seven miles southwest of New Delhi and is the busiest in South Asia.
To get from Terminal 3 (the international terminal) to the city, you can catch the Delhi Metro Airport Express train, which connects to the city center as well as other suburban towns, and takes just over 20 minutes to New Delhi station.
You can also choose to book a prepaid taxi at a counter in the arrival lounge.
10 Delhi Must-Dos
Delhi can be a real assault on the senses, and it’s easy to spend lots of time just wandering and taking it all in, but here are ten sights and attractions which you should try and fit into your visit.
- The Red Fort
- Qutb Minar
- India Gate
- Humayun’s Tomb
- Lotus Temple
- Old Delhi
- Lodi Gardens
- Jama Masjid
- Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Book Cheap Flights to Delhi with Airtickets
So if you’re looking to book cheap flights to Delhi, look no further than Airtickets , where we have a great range of fares on a number of routes from the US.
Feel free to get in touch with one of our experienced and friendly travel consultants, who will be more than happy to assist you in booking your flights to Delhi.