Travel buzz: Azerbaijan getaways become easy with weekly flights between Baku and New Delhi

Take another look and say ‘salam’ to Azerbaijan on the first-ever direct flight linking Baku to New Delhi, courtesy of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL).

author_img Joy S Published :  22nd July 2019 06:53 PM   |   Published :   |  22nd July 2019 06:53 PM
Baku general view, Azerbaijan

Baku general view, Azerbaijan

Take another look and say ‘salam’ to Azerbaijan on the first-ever direct flight linking Baku to New Delhi, courtesy of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL).

Take advantage of the country’s excellent air accessibility as it rolls out the hospitality red carpet to unveil its incredible revelations and attractions. 

An Eastern country with a Western outlook, Baku is known as the 'Pearl of the Caucasus'.

Combining history, culture and modernity, the vibrant city offers a safe and attractive setting along the Caspian Sea.

From outdoor activities, phenomenal shopping experiences, luxury hotels, and beautiful venues and locations for weddings and honeymoons, Azerbaijan is a perfect destination for couples, families, and friends. 

Catch your flight from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) every Tuesday and Friday starting from 25th June, arriving in Baku via Terminal 1 of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

Air tickets can be booked online and through the offices of AZAL’s official agents. Expect flights to the country to double by September / October of this year.  

Adding even more reasons to put Azerbaijan to the top of the list for your next trip is the newly implemented visa process.

Azerbaijan is one of the 41 countries in the world allowing Indians to receive a visa on arrival with a simplified electronic visa procedure. 

Azerbaijan’s exquisite natural beauty, fascinating history, opulent spa experiences, and delicious food and lively entertainment are just some of the reasons to consider the country for your summer holiday.

 

A general view of Baku, Azerbaijan

 

Get the most out of your escapades and adventures across the city of Baku. Here are some top experiences to enjoy during your exotic visit:

Uncover the mystical past of Ateshgah
Visit the 19th-century fire-worshipping temple of Hindus and Zoroastrians to see its spouting flame and inscriptions in Sanskrit or Punjabi that harbour centuries-old secrets.

It’s a great place to emotionally and spiritually connect with oneself.  

Taste Azerbaijani wine
Book a vineyard tour and savour the flavours of Azerbaijani wines. For thousands of years, the Azerbaijani people have been making and relishing wine.

The varied terrain of the fast-growing wineries across the country has resulted in a myriad of bouquets and flavours that are pure delight!

Discover Icherisheher
Explore within the walls of Icherisheher, the ancient and mysterious Old City.

Visit UNESCO’s World Heritage sites and enjoy souvenir shopping as you discover the beautiful area full of history and interesting architecture.  

 

Ateshgah, Azerbaijan

 

Try delectable gastronomy  
Azerbaijan’s food is a melting pot of cultures with flavours influenced by Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Be sure to indulge at local and international eateries or dine at Azerbaijan’s many Indian restaurants with gourmet vegetarian options if you fancy something more traditional.

Stroll along the Boulevard
Enjoy a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere on a stroll along the Boulevard, the capital city’s promenade.

The beautiful sweep of coast offers ever-changing views of the waterfront and the city. Stop for a ride on the Baku Eye or float along the canals of Little Venice. 

 

General view, Flame Towers, Azerbaijan

 

Treat yourself to luxury 
Expect a wide range of affordable accommodation options, with an abundance of 5-star hotels.

The Fairmont Baku provides the best of everything, located within Baku's architectural icons, the Flame Towers.

For those looking to strike a balance between world-leading luxury and Azerbaijani authenticity - JW Marriott Absheron Baku is the place for you.

The Hilton Baku, Four Seasons Baku, and Dinamo Hotel Baku are also among some of the most opulent hotels in the city.

Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) is a national promotion body established under the State Tourism Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Its main objectives are to support the growth of Azerbaijan’s tourism industry and encourage visitors to explore the country’s rich cultural offering and experience its ancient heritage.

For more information visit the official Azerbaijan Travel or follow the Experience Azerbaijan pages on social media. 

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