Cheap Flights to Bhatinda Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets, and Travel Deals
Cheap Flights to Bhatinda Airport (BUP) is located approximately 20 kilometres to the north-west of downtown Bhatinda, in the Indian state of Punjab. The facility is owned by the Authority of India (AAI) and was previously used as an Indian Air Force base. In 2012, a new domestic terminal building was built to accommodate commercial air service. To find the cheapest available flights to Bhatinda Airport, simply enter your departure city and travel date into Skyscanner's flight search. If you can't decide when to travel, try comparing flight prices on different days using the Whole Month search tool.
Best Time to Fly to Bhatinda Airport
Bhatinda experiences a subtropical continental climate, with extremely hot summers, chilly winters, and a monsoon season. Daytime temperatures can soar to 45 degrees Celsius during the hottest months (April, through June), which can make outdoor sightseeing at this time of year difficult. Monsoon season then begins and stretches through September, bringing with it heavy rainstorms. The winter season is generally the cheapest time to travel to Bhatinda, but daytime temperatures at this time of year can fall to as low as 13 degrees Celsius.
A good time for budget-minded travellers to visit Bhatinda is during October or March when the tourist crowds are smaller, and the weather is warm and dry enough to enjoy outdoor festivals like Diwali and Hola Mohalla. If you've already decided on a travel date, Skyscanner's Price Alert tool can be set up monitor airfares and notify you of any price changes. Instructions for setting price alerts can be found on this page.
Airlines That Fly to Bhatinda Airport
There are no direct flights available from Canada to Bhatinda Airport. The only way to reach this airport is to book a connecting flight from Delhi. Non-stop air service from Delhi Airport (DEL) to Bhatinda Airport is offered by Alliance Air on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Click here for information about airlines that fly from Canada to Delhi Airport.
What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport
Bhatinda Airport consists of a single terminal building and a single runway that can only accommodate small aircraft. There are no aerobridges connecting passengers to the main building, but a canopy has been constructed to ensure arriving travellers' comfort as they proceed to the terminal. Taxis are available outside of the Arrivals exit and provide the most convenient way to travel from the airport to the city centre. The facility is not served by any car rental agencies, public bus lines, or coaches, but many hotels in the area offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. The journey from Bhatinda Airport to the city centre takes around 30 minutes by car.
Being a very small airport with a capacity of 100 passengers, Bhatinda Airport has limited services and amenities. There are no currency exchange desks or ATMs at the airport, so you'll want to be sure you have enough local currency on hand to pay for a taxi ride to the city centre. There are also no restaurants or food concessions, so it's a good idea to pack some extra snacks for your trip before boarding your flight from Delhi. The airport does have a VIP lounge, however, where arriving passengers can relax before heading to their hotel. WiFi is not available at Bhatinda Airport, but high-speed wireless Internet access is included in room rates at several nearby hotels.
What to See and Do in Bhatinda
A good place to begin exploring Bhatinda's rich history is at Qila Mubarak (Fort Mubarak), a stunning monument located in the heart of the city that dates back as far as 110 A.D. The structure is India's oldest standing fort and offers a rare glimpse into the glory days of the Sikh Empire. Other popular tourist attractions in and around Bhatinda include The Rose Garden, where visitors can picnic among hundreds of varieties of roses, and the Zoological Park, which is located just outside of the city and houses a wide variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles.