One of the biggest countries on the planet is your oyster when you book a flight from Melbourne to India. Head north on a direct flight from Melbourne to Delhi, the most popular Indian city. Or wing your way to Rajasthan, where you can rattle through the red desert on a royal train. Then there are the long, sandy beaches of Goa – a laid-back state with a hippie past.
It depends on where you would like to go. You can fly directly to Delhi from Melbourne in around 13 to 14 hours. Alternatively, hop on a flight to cities like Chennai, Goa, Jaipur and Mumbai. There will be a stopover, so expect the journey to last several hours longer - a flight to Chennai from Melbourne for example will take around 13 to 14 hours with a stop.
Air India flies direct. Plus, up to 14 other companies offer cheap flights from Melbourne to India with a stopover or two – from Air China to Thai Airways.
Melbourne to India flights usually depart a few times a day. Want to fly direct? Air India flies straight to Delhi three times a week.
Flights jet off from Melbourne International, AKA Melbourne Tullamarine. Every major city in India has an airport, so you can choose to land in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Goa, Jaipur or Mangalore – to name a few.
Air India is the only company that offers direct cheap flights from Melbourne to India. Its planes travel to Delhi.
First things first – when is the best time to book a cheap flight from Melbourne to India? Most people travel between November and March, when cities like Agra and Mumbai are warm and dry. That said, the climate varies hugely over the whole country. Tropical states like Goa have rainy seasons, snow dusts the Keralan Mountains, and Rajasthan offers sweeps of bone-dry desert.
That starts to give you an idea of just how diverse India is. These vast landscapes of jungle, mountains, beaches and desert give way to megacities with must-sees like the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort.