New Delhi, the capital of India, is home to 257,803 residents. Along with other 10 districts, it makes up the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Although the official language of New Delhi is Hindi, English is also widely used, especially in the business environment. Hinduism is New Delhi's dominant religion, with 89.8% of followers among the residents. The city’s public transportation system consists of the Delhi Metro, bus system operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation, taxis, and auto-rickshaws. Indira Gandhi International Airport handles domestic and international air traffic.
Cheap flights from New Zealand to New Delhi
There is no direct flight from any city in New Zealand to New Delhi, however, there are many flight options including layovers. The shortest flight departs from Auckland Airport and arrives at Indira Gandhi International Airport after 18 hours and 10 minutes. It includes a change in Melbourne, Australia, to an Air India aircraft. Both flights are served in the economy class. The cheapest round trip flight, which lasts only 2 hours longer (AKL-DEL), can cost even USD 500 less than the shortest one. Flights from New Zealand to New Delhi are operated by carriers, such as Air India, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand or Etihad Airways. Depending on the route and the airline, layover airports are in Australia, China, Singapore, Sri Lanka, or UAE. To serach and compare available flights, enter the city you will depart from and "New Delhi" in the destination field, choose your dates and the number of passengers, then click the magnifying glass button. The search engine will show you a wide range of flight results that you can sort and filter to find the option that suits you best. Whether it is your first intercontinental trip or you are an experienced globetrotter, you will appreciate the ease and convenience of trip planning with eSky tools.
Other services for your Indian trip with eSky
eSky is not only a travel search engine that compares hundreds of flights to help you book your cheap flight from New Zealand to New Delhi. With 1.3 million partnering hotels, you will book an inexpensive travel package that includes a flight and accommodation, purchase insurance and rent a car in New Delhi. The more services you book with us, the more you save.
Set flight alerts to track New Delhi flight price changes
Another way to get bargain cheap flights to New Delhi is to set a price alert, for instance, for the Auckland-New Delhi route. You can do it by pressing the alert button to be notified by email when the price of the flight changes. If you are undecided about when you want to fly, you can start monitoring price tendencies several months ahead. The earlier you set price alerts, the better, as it will let you estimate the average price of the flight and spot the real deal.
Best time to cheap flights to New Delhi with a price calendar
To find the cheapest month to travel from New Zealand to New Delhi, use the eSky price calendar, thanks to which you will be able to view the cheapest fares month by month.
Best price guarantee with the eSky travel search engine
If you want to find your ideal connection, use the eSky travel search engine that will search and compare hundreds of flights from Auckland, Wellington, and other destinations in New Zealand to New Delhi. If you need accommodation, with the Flight+Hotel search tool, you will be able to view a range of hand-picked packages that include a flight and hotel and are 30% cheaper than those offered by the competition. When booking your trip with eSky you have the guarantee that you are offered the cheapest possible option, as should you come across the same deal at a lower price after your booking has been made, you will be given back the difference.
How to prepare for cheap flights to New Delhi?
Once you book your flight and accommodation (you can do it with the help of the Flight+Hotel search engine on the website), to fly to India, you need an e-visa. To apply for it, your passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India and at least two blank pages. E-visa is valid 120 days and allows travelers to stay up to 60 days in India. Also, visit your doctor and take all medicines and vaccinations recommended for international travelers to India. Make sure you have the certificate of vaccinations with you. Pack the essentials, such as mosquito repellent and antibacterial gel/wipes. Sunscreen and a hat will help you prevent damage from harmful UV rays as the heat can be harsh. Get familiar with India's basic customs, for instance, remember to eat or pass food only with the right hand and always to take your shoes off when you visit temples and sacred places. Stick to the local hierarchy: women and men do not usually shake hands and people are not very open to visitors. Never drink tap water and avoid food that may have been washed in it. The best way to find eateries that stick to the hygiene standards is to look for those attended by locals. Check out the eSky Travel Guide with tips for travelers too.
Must-see places in New Delhi
New Delhi has a myriad of tourist attractions, from monuments commemorating important historical events, religious sites, and museums to parks and colorful gardens. Some of the most famous places worth visiting in New Delhi include: India Gate, a memorial to several dozen soldiers who died in World War I; Gandhi Smriti, a place where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated; or Nehru Park, city's main green area, where many activities, such as concerts, art events, or yoga classes are held. Other New Delhi's landmarks include Rajpath, the Red Fort, the Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Swaminarayan Akshardham, and Humayun’s Tomb. bustling colorful markets. New Delhi is also known to be a paradise for food enthusiasts as it is one-of-a-kind and full of exceptional flavors. Take a food walking tour and try local street food, such as spicy chole bhature, momos snacks or paranthas. Traditional butter chicken, rogan josh, biryani, and, of course, famous tandoori meats, vegetables, and breads can be found in all city's restaurants. Before your Indian adventure comes to an end, go shopping to one of those lively markets selling spices, handicrafts, antiques, clothes, jewelry. Items purchased at one of such bazaars can make good souvenirs from your journey.
The airport in New Delhi
New Delhi is served by Indira Gandhi International Airport, located 16 km from New Delhi city center. It is India’s busiest airport with 69,900,938 passengers handles in 2018, including 18,528,272 international travelers, and 493,958 aircraft movements. The busiest domestic routes served from DEL include Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Patna, and Goa, whereas top international destinations are Dubai, Bangkok, London, Singapore, Kathmandu, Hong Kong, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, and Frankfurt. The airport has three passenger terminals. A free shuttle bus connecting T1 and T3 runs every 20 minutes. As many as 82 airlines operate from Indira Gandhi International Airport.