Flights to Chad – A safari in the great Sahara Desert
Located in Africa, Chad is for travelers seeking an experience unlike that of the regular western lifestyle. A country whose history goes back to 500 B.C., Chad is
home to some of the most important archeological sites of Africa. With the Sahara Desert occupying one-third of the total land of Chad, it has a varied topography that
also includes the mountains and the forests, providing an offbeat experience to its visitors. National parks, dense forests, Lake Chad, and the remains of the ancient
Sao civilization, make the country worth exploring. As compared to other countries in the world, Chad is still in the initial stages of development, resulting in an
old-world feel, with mud-brick structures still form the major part of its cities and towns. The eighteen lakes of Ounianga are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in
Best time to visit Chad
Chad experiences a hot and tropical climate for most of the year. Due to the influence of the south and central monsoons, it receives rainfall during the months of May
to October. Winters in the country are cool and dry, with pleasant evenings. The best time to visit Chad is during the months of November to January when the
temperatures remain pleasant and dry, and there is a high possibility of spotting wild animals.
Flights to Chad
Due to the unavailability of direct flights from India to Chad, you have to opt for connecting international flights to your destination. You can fly by Jet Airways,
Air India, Gulf Air, Turkish Airlines, Air France, Vistara, Ethiopian Airlines, Kuwait Airways, or Etihad Airways to reach N’Djamena Airport, in the capital city of
Chad. Board a train or bus, or take a taxi to reach the city center from the airport. Other major international airports in Chad are in Abeche and Faya.
Accommodation in Chad
Upscale accommodation options are available in N’Djamena, with prices ranging from INR 8,500 to INR 14,000. Few budget stays are also available in Abeche. Chad is not
an easy travel destination and finding a proper accommodation could be difficult at times.
Places to visit in Chad
The largest desert in the world, Sahara Desert, is a major attraction for all travelers visiting Chad. The stunning landscapes and endless expanse of sand is a sight
to behold. Desert safaris are a must in the country if you wish to explore the Sahara. Jungle safaris at Zakouma National Park are way different from any other
national park in the world. The opportunity to witness rare species of birds and wildlife, including the black rhino, fascinates tourists from across the world. Jungle
lounges make the experience even better with some time for relaxation in the middle of the jungle, simple yet out-of-the-world.
The capital city, N’Djamena, has a mix of modernity and the charm of the bygone era. The only city in Chad that can be considered to have a nightlife, N’Djamena shows
you the true spirit of Chad with its lively bars. National Museum is a great place to revisit the times of the Sao civilization. The Tibesti Mountains in Chadwith
their cave paintings, hot springs, and artifacts, are perfect for archaeology lovers. You can also witness camel races here.
Must-buys in Chad
N’Djamena is a shopaholic’s paradise, offering best camel hair carpets, pottery, brass animals, jewelry, and embroidered cotton clothes.
Eating out in Chad
Chad’s cuisine is mainly inspired by traditional cooking methods practiced in the Sahara Desert. Karkanji, Chad’s spiced red tea made from hibiscus flowers, is a
must-try for tea lovers. Tilapia (smoked or dried fish), Aiyash, and Fungasoo, give you a fair idea about the flavors of this country. Gala (local beer) is a must-try
for beer lovers.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Chad?
From India, Jet Airways and Air India offer the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and Chad?
India is 4 hours 30 minutes ahead of Chad
•What is the time taken to reach Chad from major Indian cities?
Delhi to N’Djamena – 19 hours 30 minutes
Chennai to N’Djamena – 19 hours 45 minutes
Mumbai to N’Djamena – 10 hours 10 minutes
Hyderabad to N’Djamena – 19 hours 50 minutes
•Which are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Chad?
The major layover airports while traveling from Delhi to Chad are Mumbai, Amsterdam, Jeddah, and Muscat.
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