Flights to Suriname – From exotic wildlife to historical ruins
With its dense forests, rivers, and scenic boat rides on one hand and the happening nightlife and developing infrastructure on the other, Suriname in South America displays a brilliant blend between modernism and tradition. With UNESCO World Heritage Sites, prolific wildlife, and historical monuments, Suriname is an interesting destination to explore. The Dutch settlers, the African slaves, the British colonialists, the Indians, the Chinese and Indonesians, all account for the diversity in culture of this country.
When to visit Suriname
Suriname remains dry throughout the year, with light showers during December and January accounting for its tropical climate. The best time to visit the country is during the months of August to November and February to mid-April, when the weather remains pleasant.
Flights to Suriname
There are no direct international flights connecting major cities of India and Paramaribo, the capital city of Suriname. Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport is the only international airport in the country. Choose from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air India, Air Canada, and Jet Airways which fly on this route. To reach the city center, buses and cabs are available outside the airport.
Accommodation in Suriname
Paramaribo offers several accommodation options, both upscale and budget-efficient. The price of the 5-star hotels per night ranges from INR 6,000 to INR 18,000 (approx.). Guest houses and mid-scale hotels offer all basic facilities at around INR 3,000 (approx).
Attractions in Suriname
Central Suriname Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its diverse biodiversity that includes pythons, piranhas, and an array of flora, is a site not to miss in the country. Brownsberg Nature Park and Tafelberg Nature Reserve, their camping options, rocky paths, flora and fauna, are a treat for every adventurist. Through the mountains and rainforests, Coppename River and the Balley Bridge over it, gives a spectacular view. Brokopondo Reservoir, one of the largest man-made reservoir in the world is a life-saver for the aluminum industry in the country.
Paramaribo, its interiors and the history associated with it, have led the city to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its nightclubs, exotic restaurants, towering skylines, and the countless monuments are sites to explore. Fort Zeelandia, Surinaams Museum, St. Peter and Paul Cathedral-Basilica, Independence Square, and Ready Text Art Gallery, are must-visits in the city.
Shopping in Suriname
If you are a fan of handicrafts, you will be spoilt for choice with the tribal handiworks by Amerindians of Suriname. Exquisite pieces of gold and silver jewelry, batik printed fabrics, and woven blankets make for unique souvenirs from the country.
Eating out in Suriname
A harmonic blend of flavors from across the globe, the Surinamese cuisine is as diverse as its culture. Kousenband (yardlong bean), Saoto soup, Telo, and Pom are an integral part of the traditional cuisine of the country. Due to the influence of Indian culture, Roti and spicy chicken curry is a favorite among the people of Suriname.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Suriname?
From India, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines offers the cheapest airfares.
•What is the time difference between India and Suriname?
India is 8 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Suriname.
•What is the average time taken to reach Paramaribo from major Indian cities?
Delhi to Paramaribo – 22 hours 10 minutes
Mumbai to Paramaribo – 22 hours 55 minutes
Bangalore to Paramaribo – 28 hours 45 minutes
Chennai to Paramaribo – 30 hours 35 minutes
•Which are the major layover airports for connecting flights to Suriname?
Major layover airports for connecting flights to Suriname from Delhi are Mumbai, Amsterdam, London, and Toronto.
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