Flights to Micronesia – An Clutch of Volcanic and Coral Islands
Micronesia is a cluster of small coral islands lying on the western Pacific Ocean known for its rich culture and offbeat adventure activities. It includes four states,
Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, and Yap. Pohnpei is the capital of Micronesia and the country’s tallest island, standing at 884 meters above the sea level. This island nation
incorporates over 600 islands and boasts of some spectacular archaeological monuments as well as a rich ecosystem. Explore the top attractions here, like the Chuuk
(Truk) Lagoon, Sokehs Rock, The Blue hole, Lelu Island, Kepirohi Waterfall, Liduduhniap Falls, and Nan Madol.
Best time to visit
Micronesia enjoys a pleasant, tropical climate throughout the year, with heavy rainfall year-round. However, December to March is the best time to visit Micronesia
because this is when humidity and rainfall are relatively lower. It gives you an opportunity to participate in the most popular festivals of Micronesia such as the Yap
Day, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Pohnpei and Kosrae are Micronesia’s rainiest islands while the Gilbert Islands to the south often experience dry weather.
How to get there
If you have planned a tour of Micronesia from India, opt to fly via major international airlines like Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Philippine Airlines,
Malaysia Airlines, SilkAir, United Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, etc. The Pohnpei International Airport is the main airport of Micronesia on the Deketik lagoon islet
connected to the Pohnpei Island. You can easily travel to and from the airport via excellent public transport facilities.
Places to stay
Kolonia and Palikir in Pohnpei are the best areas for tourist accommodation. You can opt to stay in cheap hotels, luxury hotels, resorts, B&Bs (Bed and Breakfasts),
and guesthouses across islands such as Kosrae and Yap. The per-night costs range from INR 3,000 to INR 15,000 approximately.
Pohnpei Surf Club, Kepirohi Waterfall, Sunset Park, Sokehs Rock, Lelu Island, Liduduhniap Falls, Palikir, and Poahloang Pass are must-visit attractions in Pohnpei. Nan
Madol is a remote city built on a coral reef and is an ancient marvel that just cannot be missed.
Do not miss the Truk Lagoon, a popular shipwreck diving destination, best known for scuba diving and snorkeling activities. The Blue Hole is an enthralling natural
marine hole in Kosrae that offers a never-seen-before snorkeling experienceamid a myriad variety of colorful fish and corals.
Apart from these, Kuop Atoll, Ant Atoll, and Stone Money are the other wonderful tourist destinations in Micronesia.
Shopping in Micronesia
Micronesia gives you a variety of unique things to shop for, such as carved model canoes, bright grass skirts, love sticks (thin carved wooden rods), handmade bags and
jewelry, war clubs, turtle shell jewelry, woodcarving, woven wall hangings, etc. Places like Chuuk, Yap, Pohnpei, Truk Lagoon, and Kosrae sell these array of pretty
items that you can take back as souvenir.
The staple food of Micronesia include rice, coconut, yams, taro, and breadfruit. Their favorite dish is the raw fish sliced into thin pieces and breadfruit (dipped in
pepper sauce). Before leaving this place, make sure you try the popular dishes such as Lumpia (spring rolls), Bistek (thinly sliced beef with soy sauce), Adobo ( a
chicken dish with coconut milk), Lechon (roast pork), and Sinigang (sour soup).
•Which are the budget airlines to Micronesia?
SriLankan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and United Airlines are the budget airlines to Micronesia.
•What is the time difference between India and Micronesia?
Micronesia is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of India.
•What is the average duration for flying to Pohnpei from major Indian metros?
Delhi to Pohnpei – 28 hours
Bangalore to Pohnpei – 32 hours and 30 minutes
Hyderabad to Pohnpei – 24 hours and 48 minutes
Chennai to Pohnpei – 32 hours
Due to a limited number of flights, it takes longer to fly from India to Pohnpei.
•What are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Micronesia?
Singapore, Manila, Guam, and Koror are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Micronesia.
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