Flights to Malta – From gorgeous beaches to quaint glasswork
An archipelago of seven islands, Malta is located in the central Mediterranean region, between the North African Coast and Sicily. The country is a true epitome of architectural excellence. This pleasantly laid-back country has much to offer when it comes to the untainted gifts of nature. The buildings from pre-historic times, the serene boat rides, and the small villages, all call for a chilled-out vacation to this beautiful island country. Along with the abundant natural beauty that it has been bestowed with, Malta is home to ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Best time to visit Malta
Malta has a Mediterranean type of climate, influenced by its nearness to the sea. The country has hot and sunny summers. Winters are moderate with sunny days and pleasant nights. Although Malta is crowded by tourists year-round, June to August are the most popular months to plan a vacation to this amazing country. If you want to make your vacation a budget-efficient one, then the months of February and March are perfect to visit Malta, when you can get affordable accommodation options due to fewer crowds.
How to reach Malta
There are no international airlines that fly directly from India to Malta International Airport. You can, however, opt for major international airlines that offer connecting flights, like, Emirates, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, Air India, etc. Malta International Airport in Luqa is the only international airport in the country. Being an island country, Malta has an organized and coordinated land-water transportation, which you can avail to reach the city center from the airport.
Hotels in Malta
Malta offers several accommodation options for anyone who is traveling to the country. Its capital city, Valletta, has various upscale hotels, with a price range between INR 5,000 to INR 20,000. Cheaper accommodation options are the NSTS (National Student Travel Service) campus hotels, costing INR 2,500 per night. If you want your vacation to be an extravagant one, then staying at the luxurious apartments in Valletta, Sliema, Xaghra, etc. is the best choice.
Places to visit in Malta
If you are inclined towards literature and culture, Valletta, the walled city of Malta, is the place for you to go. With regular events, plays, and concerts, this city can never get boring. Art exhibitions and street shows add to the vibrancy of the place. St. John’s Co-Cathedral and Casa Rocca Piccola are other tourist attractions. Mdina Old City in Mdina, Azure Window in the Island of Gozo, Malta Classic Car Collection Museum in Qwara, are major spots for tourists, in the various cities of Malta. Gozo and Sliema have pristine beaches, much to the joy of the travelers.
Must-buys in Malta
Malta is known for its glasswork. Explore the diversity in glasswork from different regions of the country and pick your favorites. You can also shop for traditional Maltese lace and filigree structures.
What to eat in Malta
Accounting to Malta’s fusion culture, the country’s cuisine is influenced by various international cuisines. Stuffat tal-fenek (a rabbit stew), Kapunata, Minestra (vegetable soup eaten with bread), Pastizzi, and Hobz tal-Malti, are the must-try dishes of Malta.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Malta?
From India, Emirates and Aeroflot offer the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and Malta?
India is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Malta.
•What is the average time taken to reach Malta from major Indian cities?
Delhi to Malta – 13 hours 55 minutes
Kolkata to Malta – 22 hours 30 minutes
Mumbai to Malta – 14 hours and 15 minutes
Bangalore to Malta – 15 hours
•Which are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Malta?
Major layover airports for connecting flights to Malta from Delhi are Abu Dhabi, Moscow, Dubai, Munich, and Istanbul.
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