Airfare to Agra, India
The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is a top tourist site in India, thanks to the Taj Mahal. However, it also boasts a few other attractions including the Agra Fort and the Fatephur Sikri, which most travelers take the time to visit after spending hours at the Taj Mahal.
Airfare to Agra will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Delhi, India. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Alliance Air flies to Agra. And although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Air India and Indian Airlines are the national airlines. However, Jet Airways and other airlines also stop in Agra.
The most expensive air tickets to Agra are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Delhi, India and traveling overland to Agra via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Agra, check out BootsnAll’s Agra Travel Guide.