Flights to China – A visit to one of the world’s oldest civilizations
One of the world’s oldest civilizations, China is a country with rich biodiversity, stupendous serenity, lip-smacking cuisine, and a dazzling city life. Dotted with
numerous tourist attractions, the highlight being the Great Wall, this country never fails to amaze travelers. The world’s most populous country, no country epitomizes
growth like China. Vibrant, colorful and full of life, China is the place to be.
What is the best time to visit China
The best time to visit China is from April to May and September to October. Between April to May, the temperatures is neither too hot nor too cold. During these
months, the flowers are in bloom and the weather is very pleasant. With the winter just setting in, October is the best month to explore the cities like Xi’an,
How to get to China
The Beijing Capital International Airport is the busiest airport in China, easily accessible by various means of transport. Flights to China are available from most of
the top international airports in the world. From major Indian cities, airlines like Air India, Aeroflot, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, etc.,
operate connecting flights to China. You can also reach China from major cities of the world like New York, London, Berlin, Rome, Prague and more.
Where to stay in in China
Accommodation options in China are enormous and impressive. From rustic homestays, hostels, homesteads, guest houses, student dormitories, boutique hotels, courtyard
lodgings, five-star hotels to historic residences, China offers a gamut of places for you to stay at. The major cities of China like Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai
offer a rich variety of accommodation options. The smaller towns have some truly unique local guest houses and homestays. There are many mid-range to high-end hotels,
starting at INR 8,500 (approx.) and going up to INR 45,000.
Places to visit in China
A visit to The Great Wall is a must when you are in China. The longest wall in the world, it boasts of awe-inspiring architecture. The Terracotta Army in Xi'an,
depicting the army of the first emperor of China is also worth visiting. The Forbidden City in Beijing is another interesting tourist destination. The other must-visit
places are the Li River in Guilin, the Yellow Mountains in East China, the Bund in Shanghai, and the Potala Palace in Lhasa among others.
The great Chinese cuisine
For anyone who has not been to China and is going there soon, their cuisine will be a great revelation from the version you have had back at home. Rice and noodles are
the basic staple food in China. One of the most popular rice dishes is Yangzhou fried rice, which is loved by the local folks. Noodles are served stir fried with meat,
eggs, and vegetables, or with soup. Other must-try dishes are Tang Cu Li Ji (sweet and sour pork), Bao Zi (steamed buns), Yu Xiang Rou Si (fish-fragrant pork slivers),
jia chang dou fu (tofu) and Liang Ban Huang Gua (pickled cucumber salad).
Shopping in China
A fantastic shopping destination, China is a shopper’s paradise. From large shopping malls to road-side stalls, this country offers something to everyone. You can shop
for silk carpets from Shanghai, fresh water pearls from Beijing, paintings from Guilin, replicas of Terracotta Warriors from Xi’an, and furniture from Shunde, a
popular destination for buying furniture on wholesale.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to China?
From India, Air India offers the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and China?
China is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Indian time zone.
•What is the average time taken to reach major cities in China from India?
Delhi to Beijing: 8 hours and 35 minutes
Delhi to Shanghai: 5 hours and 20 minutes
Delhi to Hangzhou: 8 hours and 25 minutes
Delhi to Guangzhou: 4 hours and 35 minutes
•What are the major layover airports for connecting flights to China from India?
From India to China, the flights lay over at Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi and more.
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