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The main international airports are in Delhi and Bombay. There are also international flights to Madras and Calcutta.

Air India is the national airline that flies to and from major cities around the world. The domestic carrier is Indian Airlines which connects over Indian 70 cities. Indian Airlines also flies to neighboring countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

While in India, make sure you take advantage of the discount and special air travel packages offered by Indian Airlines. Here's a list of some of the offers:

Discover India
A 21-day air ticket on all Indian Airline economy class services costs S$570 or US$400. However the pass holder is not allowed to travel on one route more than once.

Youth Fare India
Youth aged between 12 and 30 years are given 25% discount on economy/executive class flights on the domestic carrier. This pass is valid for 120 days.

South India Excursions
There is a 30% discount for some flights in some sectors in South India. The pass is valid for 21 days from the first flight on Indian Airlines. The discount is also valid for travel between the cities of Madras, Bangalore, Madurai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Thiruchiparali.

India Wonderpass
A S$285 or US$200 India Wonderpass allows unlimited travel in the north, south, east or western region for seven days.

Rail
India's railway system is Asia's largest and the world's second largest. The network covers a route length of over 62,000 km and it serviced by over 7,000 stations and 11,000 trains. Time tables are available at all major railway stations. Rail travel offers the visitor an economic option to experience the rich diversity of India.

Rail Weekender Holidays
Popular rail circuits have been introduced to allow tourists access to major tourist destinations on the Friday evening trains. Listed are some of the tours available if you are thinking of seeing India by train.

 "Shane_Punjab" New Delhi-Amritsar
"Sabarmati Revisited" Bombay-Delhi-Jaipur-
Ahmeddabad
"Shrine and Sarovar" Delhi-Udaipur-Indore to Ajmer
Madras-Coimbatore-Ooty
Madras-Salem
Madras-Trichy-Thanjavur
Madras-Kanknyakumari.
"Pilgrims' Progress" Delhi to Mata Vaishno Devi via Jammu

 

Indrail Pass
This pass, which is available to non Indian residents only, allows unlimited travel over the Indian Railway system as long as the pass is valid. The prices are in US$.

 
Period of validity
(Days)
Air Conditioned First Class/2 Tier A.C,
A.C Chair Car
Second Class
Adult Child Adult Child Adult Child
1 78 39 35 18 15 8
7 270 135 135 68 70 35
15 330 165 165 83 80 40
21 400 200 200 100 90 45
30 500 250 250 125 110 55
60 720 360 360 180 165 83
90 960 480 480 240 210 105

 

Palace on Wheels.
This is an exotic passage via rail through the royal state of Rajasthan. The itinerary covers an eight night/seven day trip through the historic cities of Agra, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Chittaur, Jaipur and Bharatpur. Do book early as the train only has room for 104 passengers.
Bus
India offers an extensive bus system. Deluxe and air-conditioned buses ply along the main cities. Baggage is usually tied on top of the bus so you have to ensure that your luggage is waterproof and has straps to tie it down to the rack.
Car
Car rentals are available in India. However, it is advisable to hire a chauffeur-driven car where the driver can also double up as a personal guide. Alternatively taxis are readily available.

All prices are subject to change as requires

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