To visit the Taj Mahal, take a train or private taxi early to avoid Delhi's peak hour. There are many hotels in Agra and it's wise to stay overnight if you have the time, in order to fully immerse yourself in the grandeur of two of India's most spectacular sites.
The Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world and when you see it you'll understand why. Its breathtaking size overwhelms even the hordes of tourists that swarm through its gates every day. Built entirely of white marble in memory of the beloved wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, it is truly the most exquisite love letter ever composed. Bypass the hawkers and be sure to buy your ticket from the official office.
The great sandstone remnants of the Red Fort in Old Delhi are also a sight to behold. Extending for a whopping two kilometers, the walls of this fort were completed in 1648 at the height of the Mughal dynasty.
Delhi Airport (DEL)
Flights from Australia to Delhi will disembark at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Named after the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is located 16 kilometres from New Delhi and is the busiest airport in India.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Indira Gandhi International Airport . Book your Delhi Airport accommodation.
Getting to Delhi
There are many airlines that offer flights to Delhi from Australia. Direct flights from Melbourne take around 12 hours. Flights from Sydney via Melbourne, Singapore or Guangzhou take between 15 and 17 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Melbourne, Bangkok, Singapore or Guangzhou take between 14 and 17 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Singapore take between 12 and 15 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Delhi
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Delhi from Australia include:
- Air China
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Etihad Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- Thai Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
For more information on Delhi holidays check out our Delhi travel guide.
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