Flights to Comoros – Paradise on Earth
A magical underwater world, secluded beaches, and enchanting history – the archipelago of Comoros is all that and much more. Located in the Indian Ocean between the coast of Africa and the island of Madagascar, Comoros is the kind of place you go to, for a lazy vacation in the middle of nowhere. The largest island of the group, Grande Comore is home to the one of world’s most active volcano, Mount Karthala. The islands of Moheli and Anjouan live up to all the clichéd expectations of silvery beaches, swaying palm trees, and lots of coconuts and bananas. The island of Mayotte is still a part of France and exudes French charm.
Best time to visit Comoros
Comoros experiences a tropical maritime climate with a hot and humid season, and a dry season. The islands are prone to cyclones in the dry season. The best time to visit Comoros would be between August and October. This is the time when the weather remains more or less dry, and the beaches are least crowded.
How to reach Comoros
Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport serves the archipelago of Comoros and is located in the capital city of Moroni. Flights to Moroni are easily available from many cities across the world. There are over 50 connecting flights to Moroni from Indira Gandhi Airport in New Delhi. The top airlines flying this route are Ethiopian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air India, and Vistara.
Where to stay in Comoros
Luxury accommodations are few and far between on the island of Comoros. Most hotels are located in the capital city of Moroni. In the outlying towns and villages, simple pension hotels or guesthouses are more common. These may not be in the class of boutique hotels but are comfortably furnished. A few resorts are also available near the beach. Prices for accommodation in Comoros range from INR 3,000 to INR 10,000.
Attractions in Comoros
The archipelago of Comoros offers a plethora of natural attractions and cultural discoveries.
The capital city, Moroni, is a charming mixture of modern buildings, broad squares, and narrow winding lanes. It has a distinctive Arabian atmosphere. The Vendredi Mosque is a notable landmark of this city, the top of which affords a spectacular view of Moroni. There are several beautiful beaches scattered about this city as well.
The active volcano of Mount Karthala, located on the island of Grande Comore, is the perfect location to go hiking. You can also observe interesting flora and fauna that are unique to Comoros while on this hike. However, make sure that you do not choose a day when the volcano is squirting lava.
Dziani Boundouni is a sulfur crater lake on Moheli Island. The nearby fishing village of Fomboni and Moheli Marine Park are other interesting places. Anjouan Island is well-known for its Swahili architecture, sun-kissed beaches, and silvery waterfalls. Mayotte Island is also home to several beautiful beaches and waterfalls, one of which falls directly into the sea.
What to buy in Comoros
Purchase some interesting souvenirs from Comoros as keepsakes of your holiday at this island. Some of the most sought-after Comorian souvenirs include jewelry made out of gold, silver, pearl and shells, woven cloth, embroidered skullcaps and slippers, pottery, intricately woven baskets, and carved chests.
Cuisine of Comoros
A lot of Arabic and French influences can be found in Comorian cuisine. Coconut milk, banana, and cassava are the staples of this region. Some of the must-try dishes include Langouste a la vanille, Mkatra Foutra, Pilaou, Poutou, Ladu, Mataba, Achard aux legumes, and M’tsolola.
Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Comoros?
Ethiopian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air India, and Vistara offer cheap air tickets to Comoros, from India.
What is the time difference between India and Comoros?
India is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Comoros.
What is the time taken to reach Comoros from major cities in India?
New Delhi to Moroni – 15 hours and 35 minutes
Mumbai to Moroni – 11 hours
Kolkata to Moroni – 29 hours
Chennai to Moroni – 29 hours
What are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Comoros?
Addis Ababa, Mumbai, and Nairobi are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Moroni.
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