Flights to Moldova – The Wine Country
Famous for its winemaking traditions, the Republic of Moldova is a splendid country located in Eastern Europe. Surrounded by vineyards, hills, lakes, and woodlands, this country exudes a charisma of its own. Milestii Mici, which has the largest wine collection in the world and Old Orhei, where a 13th-century cave monastery is located, are the must-visit places in Moldova. Being the second most alcohol-dependent land in the world, it is no wonder that Moldova has a day dedicated to wine, called the National Wine Day celebrated on the second Sunday of October.
Best time to visit Moldova
Moldova experiences a moderately continental climate with long summers and mild, dry winters. You can plan a trip to this European country in the months of April to September when the weather conditions are great. The general landscape gives an impression of a largely rural country with the various lakes, farmlands, villages, rivers, and woodlands.
Flights to Moldova
Flight services are offered from major Indian cities to Moldova by international airlines such as Emirates, Air France, and British Airways. Located in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, Chisinau International Airport is the headquarters for Moldova’s national airline, Air Moldova. Currently, non-stop flight services from India are not available to this country and there are designated stopover points at Frankfurt, Munich, or Moscow. For transport within the country, avail the services of buses, cars, or trains.
Hotels in Moldova
The best options when it comes to accommodation in Moldova are Chisinau, Tiraspol, and Balti. Youth hostels, guest houses, apartments, mid-range hotels, and luxury hotels are available at reasonable rates in Moldova. The starting price for an overnight stay at the hotels in the cities of Chisinau, Tiraspol, and Balti are INR 2,000, INR 6,500, and INR 5,000 respectively. In Chisinau, apartments are available for INR 2,100 per night.
Must-visit places in Moldova
Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, is home to Cathedral Park, Triumph Arch, Stefan Cel Mare Monument, Rose Valley, Riscani Park, National Archaeology & History Museum, and The Chisinau City Museum.
The second largest city in Moldova, Balti attracts visitors due to its peaceful atmosphere and attractions such as Children’s Park and Saint Nicolas Church. In Soroca, get a glimpse of Soroca Fort and Cinematograful Dacia.
Milestii Mici, a winery in Moldova famous for the largest wine collections in the world, Cricova, a wine cellar, and Purcari, one of the oldest wineries in the country, are worth an exploration. Capriana Monastery, The Fortress of Bender, and Orheiul Vechi (Old Orhei), a 13thcentury cave monastery located close to Chisinau, are the top tourist attractions worth visiting.
Old Orhei, with its stunning natural landscapes and remnants of ancient civilizations, offers a unique sightseeing experience for the tourists. Traces of different civilizations can be found in this archeological complex located in Trebujeni.
What to buy in Moldova
Shop for Moldovan wine (even specialized ones) at the many wine and brandy shops in Chisinau. From imported brands to wines from small winemakers of Moldova, this place has it all. For authentic Moldovan souvenirs and textiles, head to the stores in Chisinau. You can also find Soviet-era memorabilia, traditional handicrafts, jewelry, antiques, and paintings at Art Market, an open air market. Some stores in Chisinau exclusively offer traditional wool carpets with unique Moldovan designs.
Eating out in Moldova
Appetizers, soups, meat/fish dishes, and desserts form a major part of the Moldovan cuisine. The traditional specialties of Moldova include Mamaliga (a cornmeal mush), Mancarica (pork-based stew), Zama (slightly sour soup made of chicken and noodles), and desserts made of apples, pears, peaches, apricots, and cherries. Enjoy high-quality wines brewed in the famous breweries of Moldova.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets for flights to Moldova
The airlines which offer cheap air tickets to Moldova are Emirates, Air France, and British Airways.
•What is the time difference between India and Moldova?
India is ahead of Moldova by 3 hours and 30 minutes.
•What is the average time taken to reach Chisinau from major Indian cities?
Bangalore to Chisinau: 13 hours and 30 minutes
Chennai to Chisinau: 14 hours and 5 minutes
Mumbai to Chisinau: 10 hours and 25 minutes
New Delhi to Chisinau: 13 hours
•What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Indian cities to Chisinau?
The major layover airports for connecting flights from Indian cities to Chisinau are Frankfurt, Munich, and Moscow.
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