Hong Kong Packages FAQs
A. If it is Hong Kong packages you are scouting for, its time you considered the most favourable season to visit the place. The window between October and early December is the best to visit Hong Kong when the skies are warm in the day and a gentle breeze blows from the harbour in the evening. January to February is the best tome to witness the many festivals of Hong Kong such as the Lantern Festival, the Spring Festival. Not to forget, a Christmas in Hong Kong will be like a dream. Even for shopping, the December to February months are the best as a lot of shops offer attractive winter sales, particularly around the Chinese New Year and Christmas. July to September is the time if you have summer sales in mind.
Q. What is the time difference between India and Hong Kong?
A. Go through an entire selection of Hong Kong tour packages, but it is most important to consider the time difference between the two countries to know how comfortably placed you will be once you get there. Hong Kong is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of India, with Hong Kong falling in the GMT+8 time zone.
Q. Are there direct flights between New Delhi and Hong Kong?
A. There are non-stop flights from New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to the Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok. Airlines such as SpiceJet, Cathay Pacific and Hahn Air operate direct flights from Delhi to Hong Kong that take between 4.5 to 6 hours to get your across to your destination. Usually these are late evening flights commencing around 10:40 pm or 11:45 pm and arriving in Hong Kong by approximately 06:40 am.
Q. What is the procedure to get a tourist visa to Hong Kong?
A. To enter Hong Kong, first off, your passport needs to be valid for six months after the period of your intended stay in Hong Kong. Getting a Hong Kong visa is quite simple for Indian citizens as they need to complete a Pre-arrival registration (PAR) form and submit it before entering the country. This allows an Indian citizen to visit Hong Kong and stay there without a visa for a maximum of 14 days considering they have successfully completed the PAR online. This PAR has a validity of 6 months and can be used for multiple visits to Hong Kong without a visa for a period of 6 months with a maximum of 14 days stay on each visit. In case the PAR application is unsuccessful, then you can apply for a valid entry visa to Hong Kong’s immigration department.
Q. What is the currency of Hong Kong and where can I get it changed?
A. As you finalise one of the Hong Kong travel packages, it is imperative to know the valuation of its own currency against yours to give you a sense of your purchasing power there. The Hong Kong dollar is the official currency of Hong Kong, with 1 HKD equivalent of 9.40 Indian Rupees. While airports have money exchange counters, they may not offer the best rates. You should instead opt to use the ATMs to withdraw in the local currency to get the best exchange rate. But every transaction comes for a fee and it makes sense to find out if your local bank has a tie up with the banks in Hong Kong. The Central District, the headquarters of various international financial institutions in Hong Kong have numerous foreign exchange companies. Look up along Cleverly Street and Des Voeux Road. You can also find money changers at Causeway Bay, Chungking Mansions, Hankow Centre, and Mong Kok.