It is hard to know where to begin when booking cheap flights from Sydney to India. Do you want to pilgrimage to the Hindu temples in the western state of Tamil Nadu? Or head west, where Maharashtra is home to Mumbai and a sweep of Bollywood backdrops? Or you could always fly to Uttar Pradesh – the seat of the Taj Mahal.
If direct flights are a must, then set your sights on the capital of New Delhi. You can be in the historic city centre in less than 13 hours from Sydney.
India is a huge country, so it depends on where you would like to go. Direct flights from Sydney to Delhi last about 12 hours 30 minutes. Other routes can be longer or shorter, depending on the airport location and length of stops.
Air India puts on direct flights from Sydney to India. Other airlines – including Scoot, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines – offer journeys with stopovers.
Direct Sydney to India flights run several times a week. Flights with stopovers usually run throughout the day, every day.
Flights from Sydney to India take off from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport.
You can take your pick of Indian destinations. Direct flights land in Delhi at Indira Gandhi International. Or you could stopover en route and end up in the international airports of Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi or Goa.
The Delhi route offers the only direct flights from Sydney to India. They are cheapest between March and November, when temperatures in the city can rocket up to 40°C plus.
Architecture buffs, foodies, backpackers, pilgrims, beach bums – India is a hit with a whole spectrum of travellers.
That is down to the sheer diversity of this massive country. Book flights from Sydney to India, and you could spend your days ticking off the Taj Mahal, Royal Palace and Amber Fort from your bucket list. Or you could tread the streets of high adrenalin cities like Mumbai and New Delhi. Fancy a bit of peace and quiet? That is what the beaches and backwaters of Goa and Kerala are for.