This holiday, a short flight will get you to Dehradun or even Kerala from Delhi, enabling a fun-filled holiday. The shortest flights can even take you to international locations like Nepal. With a world of possibilities, do not let distance be a restriction!

There are several tourist landmarks in India. However, planning a quick weekend getaway to some of these places might be challenging if you’re in Delhi. Taking a flight to such cities becomes your best bet in such scenarios. Let us look at the top 5 tourist destinations in India that are best travelled by Air from Delhi.

  1. Udaipur 

Known as the City of Lakes, this quaint city is known for its rich cultural heritage and beautiful lakes and palaces. The Lake Palace, now a hotel owned by the TAJ, is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city.

Sajjangarh fort, Pichola Lake, and Fatehsagar lake are some of the other destinations you can’t miss. While travelling to this city by road or rail can take good 10-13 hours of your time, a flight to Udaipur takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to a little under 2 hours from Delhi. What’s more, with some airlines, you can also fly in a small aircraft with a seating capacity of less than 100. These planes fly at a lower altitude than the large ones giving you a perfect scenic view.

  1. Amritsar

This beautiful city in Punjab is known for “The Golden Temple,” the holiest Gurudwara of the Sikh religion. Soak in the beauty of this beautiful temple as you listen to spiritual recitations. The iconic Jaliawala Bagh is another historical place that you must visit. Reaching Amritsar by road takes about 7-10 hours depending on the traffic conditions. While taking a train is another option, which can take about 6+ hours, flying to this city takes a little over an hour.

  1. Dehradun

Located in Uttarakhand, it is a well-known valley surrounded by hills. The Mussoorie hills is a famous hill station near this beautiful city. This is a perfect place to visit for solo travellers, honeymooners, families, etc.

Top places to visit here include Robber’s Cave, Tapkeshwar Temple, Lacchiwalla, etc. The distance from Delhi to Dehradun by air is 207 km. It takes only 1 hour to reach Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun Airport). Moreover, the drive from the airport to the city is as scenic as it can get.

  1. Goa

Goa is a small state of India known worldwide for its beautiful beaches and a fantastic mix of cultures. Goa is a hotspot among tourists looking to get loads of Vitamin Sea. While travelling by train can easily take you 24+ hours, a Delhi to Goa flight will take less than 3 hours. Moreover, about 35-40 Kms from the city, it will still save you many precious hours when planning your vacation.

  1. Kerala

The “God’s Own Country”, Kerela is known for its backwaters, ayurvedic therapies, and lush green forests. Located alongside the Arabian Sea, it is also home to some of the country’s finest beaches. While it has beaches on one side, the beautiful hills and the hill stations such as Munnar with tea-gardens give tourists a completely different experience. If you’re planning a vacation to this city, taking a 3-hour flight is the best bet saving you much more than 24 hours compared to a train journey.

Avail Discounts and Earn Miles

While flying to these cities can cost you a little more than a train journey, the number of hours you save on your vacation will surely make it worth it. To get the best deals, look out for discounts and offers and get the lowest fare on your bookings. Lastly, don’t forget to earn miles on your flight to bring down your costs even further. Happy vacationing!