Any search for cheap flights to Meerut will generally involve flying into the Indira Ghandi International Airport in Delhi, about 96 kilometres from Meerut itself. Most international travellers looking for Meerut flights will use Delhi as a springboard onto the city, and will need to seek out an alternative form of transport to see them the rest of the way on their journey. Meerut flights do come into the city via Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Airstrip, but this is only used for government sanctioned flights, and cannot be accessed through commercial ones. Thankfully, however, Meerut is well connected from Delhi via both road and rail, giving you plenty of onward travel options from the airport. When looking for cheap flights to Meerut, always factor these onward travel costs into your budget. If you should be one of the lucky ones to get cheap tickets to Meerut, take your time enjoying this classic Indian destination.
Meerut is the world largest provider of rickshaws. As such, auto rickshaws and regular rickshaws are a hugely common method of travel throughout the city, as they are within most other Indian cities and towns. In addition to this, low floor city buses and regular city buses also offer convenient commuting options.
Meerut includes a variety of religious and spiritual attractions, such as the Jain Temples of Hastinapur, Augarnath Temple, the Jama Masjid, and St.Johns Church. If you are looking for some tranquillity and quiet within the city, the Ghandi Bagh may be for you. This is a centrally located garden that runs a beautiful fountain show every evening; however you do need to pay an admission fee to enter the grounds. Other popular places of interest in and around the area include the Mansa Devi Temple, and the Chandi Devi Temple. Visit the beautiful Basilica of Our Lady of Graces at Sardhana, located about 30 kilometres from Meerut. This religious structure nicknamed “The Church among the Churches” was modeled after St Peter’s Basilica in Rome with architecture showcasing a fusion of classical and Indian elements.
Begun Bridge Road, Abu Lane and Central Market Shastri Nagar provide various options for keen shoppers, with both traditional markets, such as Gol Market, smaller boutiques, and larger commercial shopping malls all available. Meerut is the country’s largest manufacturer of sporting goods, so if you are looking for a new cricket bat, this might be the place to go.
Meerut offers a variety of dining options, serving cuisines from all over the world at a range of prices, be it authentic North Indian, South Indian, or international Chinese, and Western dishes. Due to the religious nature of the city, Meerut’s nightlife is neither late nor loud. However, at certain times of the year, wonderful festivals of dancing and solemn prayer bring the place to life during the final settings hours of the day. Cheap airfares to Meerut pay off big in terms of entertainment and sightseeing value.