New Delhi to Colombo Flights
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport, located about ten miles from the city’s central business district, serves New Delhi, one of India's biggest cities. In 2011, the airport handled over thirty-five million passengers, with more than fifty airlines providing international flights. Airlines operating through the Indira Gandhi airport include Air China, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, and United Airlines, with Air India handling most domestic flights. Flights from New Delhi can be booked online using ebookers.
Parking at Indira Gandhi International Airport
Long-term parking is available at Indira Gandhi International Airport for airport patrons in the T3 International Terminal’s car park. The cost for 24 hours is Rs 900 for four-wheeled vehicles, Rs 1,500 for busses, and Rs 240 for two-wheeled vehicles. Vehicles can park for the same cost in the lot opposite the Departure Terminal as well.
Transportation to the Airport
Transportation from the centre of the city to the airport by taxi will cost approximately Rs 327 during the daytime, with rates rising to about Rs 409 after midnight. Busses are also available through the Delhi Transport Corporation for only Rs 15.
A Meal Before Leaving
There are a number of cafes and restaurants available at the airport where travellers can have a last meal before leaving the city. Those looking to have a small snack and beverage can stop off at Costa Coffee, Cafeccino, or Café Coffee Day, all located in the T3 terminal. For a sit-down meal, there’s Mediterranean, European, and Indian food available at Fresc Co, and South Indian cuisine at Vaango. Patrons of the airport can even indulge a sweet tooth, with ice cream from the airport’s Baskin Robbins or the Chokola & Haagen Dazs, donuts from Mad over Donuts, or Australian cookies from Cookie Man. If time is short before catching a flight from New Delhi, there are also a few fast food places available, including KFC and McDonald's.
Bandaranaike International Airport
Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka. Travellers to the area will arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport, which is located just twenty-two miles north of downtown Colombo. The airport is the hub for Sri Lankan Airlines. A variety of other airlines provides service to the airport, including Air Arabia, British Airways, China Eastern Airlines, and Tiger Airways. Use ebookers to locate the best deals on flights to Colombo.
Transportation from the Airport
There are several methods of transportation in Colombo. Minibuses are one of the most popular ways to get to the city centre from the airport. The cost is around LKR 200, and it takes approximately an hour due to the number of stops the bus makes along the way. Tuk-tuks provide services very similar to taxis. The cost is around LKR 1,500. Private vehicles are also available at LKR 2,000 per trip.
Weather in Colombo
Colombo has a tropical monsoon climate with mild temperatures year round. The average daytime highs are in the low to mid-20s. There is no bad time to visit Colombo. However, if you want to avoid the monsoon season, it is best to avoid May through August and October to January. These months experience heavy rainfall.
Things to Do in Colombo
Travellers to Colombo have a wide selection of activities to choose from. For those who enjoy the beach, Mount Lavinia is a popular tourist destination. It offers a variety of luxury accommodation and a large selection of water sports. The Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple is a religious site featuring a variety of paintings, statues, and sculptures. The temple is also free to explore. For those who want to escape the busy tourist spots, Green Path is a quiet park that is idea for joggers and nature lovers. Plan your trip to Colombo early by using ebookers to locate the best deals in travel packages.
Cheap flights from New Delhi to Colombo
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New Delhi and Colombo airports and terminals
Airports in New Delhi, IN
Indira Gandhi Int'l airport (DEL)
Distance from City Center: 12.7 kilometers
Flight schedule for flights from New Delhi to Colombo on Fri, Dec 13, 2013
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight time|
|Jet Airways/Jet Airways||9W739/9W252||DEL||20:30||CMB||02:10||738/738||5hr 40min|
|Jet Airways/Jet Airways||9W312/9W256||DEL||21:00||CMB||04:30||738/73H||7hr 30min|
|Jet Airways/Jet Airways||9W2306/9W256||DEL||21:35||CMB||04:30||738/73H||6hr 55min|
|Air India/Jet Airways||AI805/9W256||DEL||20:00||CMB||04:30||321/73H||8hr 30min|
|Air India/Jet Airways||AI602/9W256||DEL||21:00||CMB||04:30||321/73H||7hr 30min|
|Jet Airways/Air India||9W2306/AI6042||DEL||21:35||CMB||05:40||738/320||8hr 5min|
|Jet Airways/SriLankan Airlines||9W2306/UL142||DEL||21:35||CMB||05:40||738/320||8hr 5min|
|Air India/Air India||AI317/AI6042||DEL||22:50||CMB||05:40||321/320||6hr 50min|
|Air India/SriLankan Airlines||AI231/UL2952||DEL||06:05||CMB||15:10||320/321||9hr 5min|
|Jet Airways/SriLankan Airlines||9W835/UL124||DEL||14:40||CMB||22:15||73H/320||7hr 35min|
|Air India||AI6046||DEL||18:40||CMB||22:15||320||3hr 35min|
|SriLankan Airlines||UL196||DEL||18:40||CMB||22:15||320||3hr 35min|
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