Flights to Togo – A Charming West African Country
Located in West Africa, Togo is an interesting country with unique traditions and cultures. The voodoo temples and sun-drenched beaches of Togo are the major attractions. Indulge in the taste of delicious Fufu and enjoy sampling the various street foods. Get transported to a different era as you visit the Tatas (castle-like structures) in Tamberma Valley. Take part in the local celebrations during your tour of this fascinating country. Explore the rugged terrain of Togo with a hiking or trekking expedition around the hilly areas.
Best time to visit Togo
Although Togo has a tropical climate, based on the geographical regions, the weather conditions can be classified into two. The northern regions experience a dry climate whereas the southern ones have two rainy seasons. January to March or September to October are the ideal months to visit Togo when there are fewer chances of rain.
Flights to Togo
Fly to Lomé–Tokoin International Airport in Togo, with the services offered by Air India, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, and Vistara. The scheduled flights will stop at either of the layover airports such as New Delhi, Addis Ababa, and Mumbai, as there are no direct flights to Togo. Motorcycle taxis and trains are the popular means of transport within the country.
Hotels in Togo
The best places to stay in Togo are Lome and Kara. Hotels and guesthouses in Lome charge about INR 5,000, per night. In Kara, the starting rates for an overnight stay at a hotel is around INR 2,000. Affordable accommodation is available in Aneho at INR 2,500.
Must-visit places in Togo
The beauty of Togo lies in its palm-fringed beaches and rustic villages. Lome, Kara, and Tamberma villages are the top sights in Togo. Visit Grand Marche (a market area), Independence Monument, National Museum, Akodessawa Fetish Market, and Lome Cathedral in Lome, the capital city. Go for a pirogue (a type of small boat) ride on the waters of Lake Togo and observe the various bird species occupying the adjacent wetlands. Situated in the Northern region of Togo, Koutammakou is a unique cultural landscape dotted with mud-tower houses. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kara to witness the traditions followed in Togo. The organic farms, waterfalls, forests and hiking trails of Kpalime, and beaches in Aneho are the other delights of Togo. The fortified villages of Tamberma in the northeast of Kande are other unique sights. Witness the beauty of the diverse wildlife at the national parks of Fazao and Keran. Explore the Fazao Malfakassa National Park and spot elephants and antelopes.
Must-buys in Togo
Voodoo-related objects which are commonly available here, make the best choice for souvenirs to buy from Togo. Shop for charms and traditional masks at Lomé's voodoo market. Adinkra cloth, marble ashtrays, and wooden sculptures are sold in the local markets.
Cuisine of Togo
Togolese dishes are made with millet, cassava, rice, plantain, beans, fish and bushmeat. Fufu (a dish made with yams) and Pate (cornmeal cake) are two of the commonly eaten dishes in Togo. Koklo meme, grilled chicken served with chili sauce, is another delight of Togolese cuisine.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Togo?
The airlines which offer cheap air tickets to Togo are Air India, Jet Airways, and Vistara.
•What is the time difference between India and Togo?
India is ahead of Togo by 5 hours and 30 minutes.
•What is the average time taken to reach Lome from major Indian cities?
Bangalore to Lome: 19 hours and 15 minutes
Chennai to Lome: 20 hours and 55 minutes
Mumbai to Lome: 19 hours and 55 minutes
New Delhi to Lome: 18 hours and 45 minutes
•What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Indian cities to Togo?
The major layover airports for connecting flights from Indian cities to Togo are Addis Ababa, New Delhi, and Mumbai.
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