Newlinkbetween cities of allure
No two countries offer the traveller more diversity, more history and more intrigue than China and India – and now they are less than six hours from each other.
China Southern Airways operates 15 non-stop flights between New Delhi and Guangzhou every week which means up to 1680 passengers are seizing the opportunity to explore the very different environments that each offers.
Guangzhou is the largest city in the southern region of China. An important trading hub, it also attracts visitors by its proximity to other tourist hotspots like Macau.
It is a city of three distinct seasons – winter, summer and monsoon.
You can dial up the one that is most to your liking.
Those who can handle high humidity might choose summer; those with a preference for more moderate temperatures and less humidity might select winter; the longer period of choice is that of the monsoon which stretches from April to September.
Whichever you choose, prepare for some unpredictability because, located just above the Tropic of Cancer, Guangzhou delivers temperatures that can be varied and extreme.
Those who believe variety is the spice of life will be in their element.
And speaking of variety and spice, the cuisine of Guangzhou is bestowed with much of both. Formerly known as Canton, the city boasts some of the world’s most authentic Cantonese cuisine which is a part of China’s eight culinary traditions.
Among the taste delights of the area are lou fo tong (slowcooked soup), lobster and shrimp preparations, wonton noodles, chow mein and siumei, a style of cooking with different types of meat.
Historically, Guangzhou has always been an important port, attracting many foreigners from as early as the 10th century. Ruled by both the Qin and Han dynasties, the city’s architecture retains ancient Chinese elements as well as modern styles and, in some instances, the buildings are a product of architectural genius.
The flight from Guangzhou to New Delhi takes about 5 hours 45 minutes.
From September 1, China Southern Airlines will also fly daily from Guangzhou to Kathmandu.
From October 30, there will be two daily flights.
China Southern’s service to New Delhi flies into DelhiIndira Gandhi International Airport, the busiest airport in India. Located only 16km from the centre of New Delhi, the airport is named after India’s former prime minister.
It serves more than 35 million passengers each year.
New Delhi is a sub-tropical city, cool in winter but hot and wet in summer.
Built on the banks of the Yamuna river, it is a beautiful blend of a historical past and a vibrant present.
The city occupies 42.7 square kilometres and the latest figures put its population at 18.6 million people.