Flights to Czech Republic - Enjoy the Old-World Charm
Remember the spectacular locations from the Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Rockstar’? Well, they were shot in the country none other than Europe’s ancient gem, Czech Republic. It has much to offer, including Medieval architecture, old-world charm, splendid rivers, theaters, art galleries, wildlife, churches, adventure sports, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the list just goes on. Known for its beer and combination cuisine, it never disappoints a gourmet either. Czech Republic’s cultural riches are worth a mention.
Best time to visit Czech Republic
The Czech Republic has a temperate climate, with warm and humid summers. Winters are cloudy, cold, and humid. The best time to visit the country is during the months of May to September, at the onset of fall. The weather during this time remains cool and comfortable.
Flights to Czech Republic
Direct international flights do not fly between India and Czech Republic. However, several international airlines such as Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Jet Airways, and Air India ply connecting flights to Václav Havel Airport Prague. Buses and shuttles are available outside the airport terminal to reach the city center.
Accommodation in Czech Republic
Prague has a vast range of accommodation options including restored heritage buildings and boutique hotels. Their price ranges from INR 14,000 to INR 25,000. Mid-range hotels in Tabor cost between INR 4,000 to INR 8,000. Camping is another option for adventure fanatics. If you are looking for budget-efficient options, international hostels are a wise accommodation option to go for.
Sightseeing in Czech Republic
The capital city, Prague, is filled with architectural marvels amid winding roads. Its UNESCO World Heritage site, Old Town, and the medieval-era Charles Bridge, take you to the Europe of the bygone era. World’s largest citadel, Prague Castle, is also located in the city. Prague Astronomical Clock, St. Vitus Cathedral, Municipal House, Vysehrad, Karlstejn, and Prague National Gallery are other tourist attractions in the city. Other picture-perfect castles of the country are Karlštejn and Konopište. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Renaissance town of Telc, with its medieval structures and a town square. Visit Sedlec Ossuary, the ancient capital Olomouc, the neoclassical Spanish Synagogue, and the picturesque town Cesky Krumlov. Travel back in time to the brutal Nazi history at Terezin. You can experience the best camping and canoeing sites at Borová Lada.
Shopping in Czech Republic
Lead-free, hand-painted Czech glass and crystals are the most popular buy from the country. Porcelain, garnets, hand-crafted wooden toys, and Becherovka (herbal liquor), are some of the best souvenirs to take back from your visit to the Czech Republic.
Eating out in Czech Republic
Due to its proximity to Hungary, Germany, Poland, and Austria, the Czech cuisine is a harmonic blend of flavors from all these countries. Svícková na smetane (beef sirloin in cream sauce), Chlebícky (open-faced sandwiches with spreads), Párek v rohlíku (Czech-styled hot dog), Kulajda soup, and Koláce (pastry) are the must-try dishes of the country. Do not miss tasting Pivo (beer) when in the country.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Czech Republic?
From India, Aeroflot offers the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and Czech Republic?
India is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Czech Republic.
•What is the average time taken to reach Prague from major Indian cities?
Delhi to Prague – 11 hours 05 minutes
Mumbai to Prague – 11 hours 55 minutes
Chennai to Prague – 12 hours and 50 minutes
Bangalore to Prague – 12 hours and 50 minutes
•Which are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Czech Republic?
Major layover airports for connecting flights to Prague from Delhi are Istanbul, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, London, and Dubai.
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