How To Reach India
If You are Making A Trip To India? Here are some best guidelines on how to reach India
India is the world's largest democracy, having the world's second-largest population in a landscape filled with rivers and plains, mountains and valleys, snow-caps, and seas. The road, rail and air connectivity in the country are one of the best of its kind. Indian Railway is a government-run enterprise, which is very well developed and reaching almost every nook and corner of the country. Where modern broad gauge cannot reach, narrow-gauge reaches.
After 2017, the Government of India has also made extensive efforts to pursue the development of airports. Several new international and domestic destinations have been added and existing ones have been improved. The new government built new, better roads, including national and state highways, with a vengeance on the roads as well. With the advent of vehicle services like Ola and Uber in the Indian market, hiring cars for internal as well as inter-city travel is an easy task. Not just for the locals but also for the travelers.
So if you are looking for options to reach India and travel within the country, you are probably doing so at the best possible time.
Reaching India by Air
There are four major airports in India at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai) and Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi) are some of the best airports in the world. Other major airports are in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kochi. There are many non-stop and direct flights to these airports from all the major countries of the world. The Major Indian airlines include Air India, Jet Airways, and Indigo. Secondary points of entry into India are Goa, Jaipur, Trichy, Trivandrum, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Madurai, and Pune.
Reaching India by Bus
The air-conditioned bus connects India and Pakistan, running on all days of the week except Sundays. There are several bus services that connect Kathmandu in Nepal to various cities in India including Delhi and Gorakhpur. There are also bus routes between Dhaka in Bangladesh and Kolkata in India.
Reaching India by Rail
India has two train links to Pakistan - the Samjhauta Express from Lahore to Attari in Amritsar and thus the Thar Express from Munabao in Rajasthan to Khokrapar in Pakistan. However, these crossing lines aren't hospitable tourists. The Maitri Express runs four times a week between Dhaka in Bangladesh and Kolkata in India.
Reaching India by Road
The Attari/Wagah border crossing is a land crossing between Pakistan and India (Lahore to Amritsar). If you plan to travel by your own vehicle you will need a Carnet de Passage. There is also a border crossing between India and Myanmar but a special permit is required to cross it.
Reaching India by Water
Kochi, Mumbai, Goa, and Mangalore are the major ports handling passenger traffic in India. The Costa Cruise Line, which operates between the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and India, is a viable option to reach India by waterway.