In general, February is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Kolkata. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $938. If you’re not able to fly to Kolkata in February, then March is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Kolkata during March average around $940.
The best time to book a flight to Kolkata from United States is 60 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $1,087. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United States for as low as $678.
The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Kolkata is on a Thursday when prices can be found for as low as $1,042. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. When flying out on a Saturday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United States to Kolkata for around $1,124.
In the evening is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Kolkata when you can find flight prices for as low as $1,033. Flying to Kolkata in the evening is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. Flights to Kolkata are more costly in the morning, with an average ticket price of $1,101. Departure times in the morning fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.
Users planning a flight to Kolkata during the months of June, July, or August should anticipate rain. There are still things to do in Kolkata even when it's raining, though. While in Kolkata you will find Indian Museum nearby which is a great museum to visit when you’re looking for things to do indoors. Shopping centers like New Market are very popular destinations for those visiting the Kolkata area. New Market is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.
During the warmer months, hikers around the Kolkata area find that parks like Maidan are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Kolkata in January or December.
Currently, India travel restrictions include travel to Kolkata. India has restricted the entry to most foreign travelers until at least September 30. Certain categories of Indian nationals and residents may enter the country on repatriation flights arranged by Ministry of Civil Aviation. Other exceptions exist for air cargo flights that carry goods for trade or essential goods and supplies, and their crew members, helpers, cleaners, etc. Travelers with an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card or booklet are eligible to enter the country, as are their minor children and spouses, or students attending an Indian institution, if one of the parents is a national of India or OCI card holder. Travelers may transit through India from a neighbouring country if traveling via India to their country of residence. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines permitting certain categories of foreign nationals to travel to India on business. However it will require them to first obtain a fresh business or employment visa. For information categories and process, visit the Indian Bureau of Immigration website. As of August 8, all international passengers must visit the New Delhi Airport website and submit a self-declaration form at least 72 hours prior to departure for India. All travelers will undergo a thermal screening on arrival and are required to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in India. They may be required to provide contact details and be asked to download Arogya Setu app. Travelers may apply for an exemption from quarantine; to do so, they will need to apply using the self-reporting form and attaxch a negative PCR test result. If you are planning to travel to Kolkata at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.