Flights to Brunei – An Abode of Peace
Brunei, officially known as ‘Negara Brunei Darussalam’, is known for its diverse rainforest, beautiful beaches, and large oilfields. Darussalam is the Arabic word for ‘Abode of Peace’ and Brunei is a nation that truly embodies it. The country lies on the northern coast of the Borneo Island in Southeast Asia, with Bandar Seri Begawan being its capital. It is bordered by the Sarawak State and Malaysia, and the South China Sea. You must pay a visit to the fascinating attractions here, such as the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Tasek Lama Recreational Park, Brunei Museum, Kampong Ayer, Serasa Beach, Brunei River, etc.
Best time to visit
Brunei has a humid and hot climate throughout the year. February to October is best for flying to Brunei when the weather is dry, comparatively pleasant, and ideal for exploring the country. You can be a part of different festivals celebrated during this season, such as National Day, Sultan’s Birthday, Isra Dan Mi 'raj (Night Journey taken by the Prophet Muhammad), Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday, Anniversary of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, etc.
Flights to Brunei
Brunei International Airport is the primary airport of Brunei that provides excellent connectivity to major cities of the world. It is located about 10 minutes from Bandar Seri Begawan and has regular taxi and bus services for traveling within the city. Fly to your dream destination via major domestic and international airlines, like Singapore Airlines, Vistara, Jet Airways, AirAsia, Thai Airways, British Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air India, etc. that provide connecting flights from India to Bandar Seri Begawan every week.
Places to stay
Various places in Brunei offer great tourist accommodations, which include the areas of Downtown Bandar Seri Begawan, Jalan Tasek in Bandar Seri Begawan, Seria town in Belait district, and Bangar town in Temburong District. Stay in youth hostels, ultra-luxury hotels, mid-range hotels, service apartments, international hotels, Bed and breakfasts, homestays, resorts, camps, etc. The accommodation rates per night range from a minimum of INR 3,000 to a maximum of INR 14,000, approximately.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Istana Nurul Iman, Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, Brunei Museum, Royal Regalia Museum, Mercu Dirgahayu 60, Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery, Pantai Berakas, Teng Yun Temple, and Brunei Rainforest are the major attractions in Bandar Seri Begawan. Kampong Ayer, known as ‘Venice of East’, is a beautiful water village by the Brunei River.
Explore the sun-kissed beaches of Brunei, like Serasa Beach, Pantai Seri Kenangan Beach, Meragang Beach, Lumut Beach, and Muara beach. Serasa Beach is popular for various water sports activities that include kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing, powerboat racing, regatta sailing, and jet skiing. Do not miss the important places like Tasek Merimbun Park in Tutong, Industrial Heritage of Colliery in Muara, Abana Rocks Coral Reef Formation, and the Brunei River
Jerudong Theme Park, Ulu Temburong National Park, Billionth Barrel Monument, and Masjid Kampong Pandan are also great tourist spots in Brunei.
Shopping in Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan has fantastic shopping malls, departmental stores, and classy boutiques that offer a vast variety of products to shop for, such as silverwork, bronzeware, ceremonial swords, ‘jong sarat’ (gold-threaded material), Bruneian antiques, carved wood items, brass mini-cannons, and handicrafts.
Bruneian cuisine is greatly influenced by the neighboring countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as India, Thailand, Japan, and China. Rice and fish are the staple ingredients of Brunei, while alcohol and pork are banned. The most popular dishes of Brunei include Ayam Penyet (smashed fried chicken), Ambuyat (made from the sago palm tree), Nasi Katok (combination of rice and curried chicken or beef), roti (flatbread), Ketupat (a delicious rice dumpling), and teh tarik (sweet milk tea).
•Which are the budget airlines to Brunei?
AirAsia is the budget airline to Brunei.
•What is the time difference between India and Brunei?
Brunei is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of India.
•What is the average flight duration from major Indian metros to Bandar Seri Begawan?
Delhi to Bandar Seri Begawan – 8 hours and 15 minutes
Chennai to Bandar Seri Begawan – 9 hours
Bangalore to Bandar Seri Begawan – 9 hours and 10 minutes
Hyderabad to Bandar Seri Begawan – 11 hours and 30 minutes
•What are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Brunei?
Hyderabad, Colombo, Singapore, and Bangkok are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Brunei.
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