Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Manchester to Delhi
Useful information about the flight from Manchester to Delhi
Delhi: fascinating Indian metropolis
Travellers will flock to India’s capital city New Delhi for a variety of reasons. The city boasts a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb, as well as numerous monuments, bustling local markets, delicious street food, a rich natural heritage and lively nightlife.
Best time to travel for climate and local festivals
The best time to go to New Delhi to enjoy the city in pleasant temperatures is definitely between October and March, the weather in the summer months can be unpleasantly hot. Top festivals in the city include theHoli festival, which is celebrated on changing dates following the Hindu calendar. 15 August is Indian independence day and is marked with a big parade.
What to note before you travel to Delhi
British citizens will need a visa to enter India. Please get in touch with the Indian High Commission in the UK to enquire and organise travel documents. Passports require two free blank pages for entry and exit stamps, and will have to be valid for at least 180 days on the date the application is made.
Health requirements will vary according to the country from which travel has begun. Sometimes proof of a polio vaccine is needed. Besides this all the usual commonly given vaccines should be up to date See a doctor in the UK well before leaving in order to arrange for boosters. Women in particular should be vigilant if travelling alone.
Once there: basic Delhi tips
The cost of living in New Delhi is, in general, much lower than in the UK. However, electronic devices will cost about the same as in the UK.
On arrival at Delhi airport, transport to the city centre is provided by metro line 2, which runs from early morning till 11.30 pm. Alternatively, use the shuttle bus to Connaught Place or a prepaid taxi.
Accommodation in guest houses or hostels will be priced from around 500 INR per night. Cheap three star hotels will cost an average of about 1400 INR per night per person.
New Delhi has a cheap local public transport network of buses, metro lines and rickshaws. Even taxi prices will be much more affordable than in the UK.