November to March make up the peak season but cheap flights to Bangalore can be found if you do a bit of pre-planning. December can be very difficult to secure cheap flight tickets though as the Bangalore Habba festival takes place. It’s one of the city’s most notable festivals and consists of thousands of visitors watching dancing, street entertainment and much more. Be sure to book your flights to Bangalore at least two or three months in advance if you plan to visit then. Although not part of the specific peak season, September sees the Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the biggest annual events in Bangalore. It’s a celebration of one of India’s most famous Gods and shouldn’t be missed if you are in the area then. Book your flights to Bangalore as early as you possibly can though else you’ll be faced with extremely expensive flight tickets.
May to October are wet and cooler, with September, October and August being the wettest months of the year (in that order). If you prepare for some wet weather though and don’t mind it, then you’ll be able to find the cheapest flights to Bangalore during this period. You’ll have a better chance of finding deals on accommodation too, so it’s worth scouting around a little bit if you do wish to visit.
In terms of weather, the best time to books flights to Bangalore is during the peak season. Ideally December would be a great month to secure your flight tickets so you can partake in the Habba festival. You will need to book your flights a good two, three or maybe even four months in advance though to secure a good price on your flight tickets. If the weather isn’t an issue for you, book your cheap flights to Bangalore in the off season. There will be less crowds and cheaper hotels making it a win win situation if you don’t mind getting wet or being cooler.
Flights from London to Bangalore: 13 hours 45 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Bangalore: 13 hours 50 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Bangalore: 13 hours 05 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Bangalore: 22 hours 20 minutes
British Airways, Air India and Qatar Airways provide flights to Bangalore. British Airways generally offer reasonable prices on their flight tickets and provide complimentary food and drinks for the duration of the flight. Qatar Airways are also great, offering high levels of comfort and service for a similar price. Compare a couple and decide who gives you the best value for money and then secure your flight tickets by booking as soon as you can.
A taxi is probably the easiest way to travel from the airport, and if there are a couple of you then the fare can be split to make it less expensive. Make sure you agree on a price before you get in though. Another option is to jump on the airport shuttle bus, it runs frequently at around every 30 minutes and goes to the city. The only downside is if you have a lot of luggage you might find the bus crowded and uncomfortable, but for the cheap price of a ticket it can easily be tolerated for the journey. Lastly, once you’ve booked your flights to Bangalore, check if any hotels offer free transfers from the airport.