Flights to Paraguay – A Terrain Unexplored
A landlocked country, Paraguay, is a hidden gem of one of the most exciting continents on the planet, South America. Exhibiting some of the greatest pieces of ancient architectural mastery, wildlife, unmatched biodiversity, a fascinating culture, natural resources, welcoming towns, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the country makes for a perfect vacation destination. A contrasting terrain with dense forests, untouched plains, lagoons, and swamps adds to the charm of the country. Largely unexplored, Paraguay is now an upcoming tourist destination due to its untouched beauty and charm. It is a country where one can get off the regular life and experience culture, nature, and adventure at its best.
Best time to visit Paraguay
The climate of Paraguay’sParaneña regionis subtropical with high humidity and heavy rainfall through the year. Chaco region has a tropical type of climate. The best time to visit the country is from April to September, when the temperatures remain moderate, making sightseeing comfortable. If you want to enjoy the festivities of Paraguay, the months of February, March, June, and July are most appropriate to attend San Blas Fiestas, Semanta Santa, Festival de San Juan, and Festival del Nanduti, respectively.
How to reach Paraguay
There are various connecting international flights available from the major cities of India to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Paraguay. Lufthansa, British Airways,Jet Airways, Air Canada, Etihad Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Airlines, etc. fly this route. Guaraní International Airport in Ciudad Del Este is another international airport in the country. Taxis and buses are available outside the airport terminal to reach the city center.
Hotels in Paraguay
Asuncion offers several upscale accommodation options ranging between INR 6,000 to INR 13,000 (approx.) per night. Moderately priced hotels costing up to INR 4,000 per night are also available. They provide the basic facilities to their guests. Several hostels are also available for backpackers, which help you save thousands on accommodation.
Things to do in Paraguay
A UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 17th and 18th centuries, Jesus and Trinidad Jesuit Ruins are some of the most striking creations, contributing to the religious heritage of the country. Palacio de López, the presidential palace of Paraguay, showcases an unparalleled example of architectural excellence. The view of the building at night with its spectacular lighting is absolutely awe-striking. One of the seven wonders of the Engineering world, Itaipu Dam in Paraguay is the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world. Close to the meeting point of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina, Iguazu Falls is the second largest falls of the world, with 250 waterfalls affording an amazing scenery. A part of the falls,Saltos del Monday is worth a stop. A representation of their struggle for independence, the Paraguayans have the National Pantheon of Heroes, now converted into a museum.
Ybycuí National Park and Cerro Cora National Park are the perfect places to spend some time exploring the biodiversity of the country. If you are interested in some eco-travel, then Gran Chaco and its unspoiled wilderness should not be missed. Asuncion, the capital city of Paraguay, along with the beaches, parks, and a blissful atmosphere, also attracts tourists for its colonial architecture and cultural heritage. If you wish to spend some time away from all the hustle and bustle, Yaguarón should top your list.
Must-buys in Paraguay
Paraguay is known for its leather products. Bring home exclusive bags, wallets, and coats from your trip to Paraguay. You can also buy hammocks, lace products, and handcrafted jewelry.
Eating out in Paraguay
You get excellent beef in Paraguay, with Payagua Mascada and Akangue Yvyguy being the most popular beef-based dishes. Sopa paraguaya (a savory mix of corn, cheese, milk, and onions), Milanesas (breaded meat fillet), and Surubi (grilled fish) are some of the must-try dishes of Paraguay. Mosto (sugar cane juice) and Mate (a version of Terere) are refreshing Paraguayan beverages to wash down your food.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Paraguay?
From India, Lufthansa offers the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and Paraguay?
India is 8 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Paraguay.
•What is the average time taken to reach Asunción from major Indian cities?
Delhi to Asunción – 27 hours 15 minutes
Mumbai to Asunción – 26 hours 35 minutes
Chennai to Asunción – 22 hours and 30 minutes
Bangalore to Asunción – 11 hours and 20 minutes
•Which are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Paraguay?
Major layover airports for connecting flights to Asunción from Delhi are Frankfurt, Toronto, London, Abu Dhabi, and Mumbai.
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