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Flights to India in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 26% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price$729Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$1,194From Sydney to India
One-way from$13One-way flight from Sydney to India

Cheapest prices for India flights by month

The cheapest ticket to India found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$832
February
$733
March
$726
April
$748
May
$740
June
$862
July
$820
August
$783
September
$801
October
$755
November
$763
December
$1,116
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to India is March. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to India?

Average New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - DEL
Price
$726 - $1,514
DEL
Temperature
20 - 40 °C
DEL
Rainfall
4 - 201 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, March is seen as the time to fly to India, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to India, the warmest period tends to be May, with the wettest being August.

When is the best time to book a flight to India?

The best time to book flights to India is 58 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to India?

The cheapest flights to India are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to India?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting India. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

When to fly

The weather in Amritsar is very similar to the other North Western cities in India, with hot summers and cold winters. Due to this, travellers should book flights during the time they want to visit wisely. The summer season, from April through August, is very hot and dry, with temperatures usually around 25 degrees Celsius but can possibly reach 43 degrees. Due to these high temperatures that scorch the city, visiting during this time can be quite uncomfortable. However, you may be able to buy cheaper flights to Amritsar and get deals on accommodation during this time. 

Then in contrast, the winter months, November through March, see temperatures drop to around 4 to 19 degrees. It should be noted that temperatures can fall to 0 degrees and possibly lower, with frosts common during this season. This weather is more welcoming to those looking for accommodation and cheap flights to Amritsar as the conditions are dry and temperatures are mild but make sure you pack some warm clothing just in case. Travelling in March will also allow you to take part in Holi festival. Symbolising victory of good over evil, this event is one of the most boisterous and vibrant Hindu festivals. It also marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring with the celebration of colour. People throw water balloons, coloured water and powder, whilst singing and dancing. 

Cool rains rule the monsoon season between July and October, and while the temperatures are tolerable, the rain can put a damper on sightseeing plans. This unpredictability of the rain allows bargain hunters to pick up cheap flights to Amritsar.

Why fly?

A cultural and religious wonderland in the heart of the Punjab state of India, Amritsar is known as the spiritual home of the Sikh religion. As such, Amritsar is home to one of the most important worship sites for Sikhs: Harmandir Sahib, also referred to as the Golden Temple. A must for anyone visiting the city, the Golden Temple was constructed in the 16th century and remains a sacred site for Sikhs, who regularly make pilgrimages to visit this incredible water-locked temple.

The graceful golden sights of Harmandir Sahib aren’t the only thing visitors should set their gaze on while in Amritsar. Wandering the colonial-era streets and historic gates of the old city surrounding the temple, visitors will find an enchanting array of street vendors and bazaars to explore, as well as Jallianwala Bagh garden and its towering monument, a memorial dedicated to the hundreds of Indians who lost their lives during the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919. 

Another fascinating sight for visitors to behold is the evening procession at the Wagah Border, the only road border between India and neighbouring Pakistan. As the sun sets, soldiers from both countries march with flags to the thundering cheers from crowds on both sides.

Sikh culture and Indian history seem to pour out of every facet of Amritsar, as do the wondrous flavours of the local cuisine. Punjabi food is at its finest here, especially at the restaurants surrounding Town Hall. After savouring the local culture, be sure to spend time exploring Amritsar through its tasty culinary offerings.

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Getting around India

For visitors who don’t want to bother with navigating the streets of Amritsar on their own, hired cars with private chauffeurs are available to make the trip easier. Cycle- and auto-rickshaws are plentiful and the de facto mode of transportation if not walking, but keep in mind that the fare for this relatively cheap service should be agreed upon beforehand. City buses are limited, though they do run a free route from the train station to the famed Golden Temple. With the city so easily explored by foot though, many visitors find it convenient to simply walk to their destinations.

Getting to the city

The closest Amritsar international airport flights will land is Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport (ATQ), about 11 km from the city. By and large, visitors typically arrange for a taxi to take them on the 15 to 20 minute drive into Amritsar. Be prepared to arrange a price before agreeing to a taxi, whether it’s a general taxi or the pre-paid variety.

 

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How popular are flights to India this year?

Flights to India have seen a 83% decrease in demand compared to the previous year.

Cheap flights to India in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MAA flights for May, June
1 Jun - 1 Oct
$1,440pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Jun - 1 Oct
$1,479pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
28 Jun - 8 Jul
$1,604pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CCU
Kolkata Netaji S. Chandra
CCU
Kolkata Netaji S. Chandra
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

India 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to India found for this year
17 Nov - 21 Nov
$1,191pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SriLankan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
SriLankan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17 Nov - 21 Nov
$1,192pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SriLankan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
SriLankan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17 Nov - 21 Nov
$1,194pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SriLankan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
SriLankan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to India

Late deals on return flights to India, departing today and this week
12 May - 19 May
$3,159pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
12 May - 19 May
$3,162pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
12 May - 19 May
$3,193pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
DEL
New Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

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