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How To Plan A Trip To Seychelles

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Seychelles on the world map may seem like a tiny dot in the Indian ocean, but on the contrary, you will be surprised to see, this island nation comprising of 115 islands of the coast of Africa is one of the most beautiful places to visit.

 

The white sand beaches and turquoise waters surrounded by forest-clad mountains makes it a must visit destination for every traveller.

 

Here`s a travel guide to help you plan your trip to Seychelles

 

Places To Visit

 

For Culture & History buff

La Bastille (Victoria), Bicentennial Monument (Mahe)

 

For Nature Lovers

Morne Seychellois National Park (Praslin) , Glacis La Reserve (Mahe)

 

For the beach lovers-

Anze Lazio (Praslin), Anze Major (Mahe), Anze source d`argent (La Digue)

 

Planning For a Perfect Vacation

Seychelles does not have a lot of offer apart from beaches and scenic beauty so it is advisable you research on the things to do and places to visit apart from the beaches. Planning your trip will ensure you can explore this country well.

Getting a Visa

For Indian passport holders, getting a visa for Seychelles is fairly simple.  Seychelles offers visa on arrival for 30 days. You will just need to present your return tickets, accommodation and proof for funds to acquire the Seychelles visa. 

 

 

Airfare and Flights

Traveling to Seychelles from India has become easier with direct flights from Mumbai to Mahe- the main island of Seychelles. On an average, return flight tickets range for Rs.20000-25000/-. It is however advisable to book your tickets well in advance as you can benefit by getting saving on flight fares.

 

Accommodation 

From luxury resorts, lodges, budget hotels to a range of five-star properties, there are many accommodation options to choose from in Seychelles depending on your budget. Mahe and Praslin are the two main cities of Seychelles which are popular tourist hubs. However if you want to be away from the crowds, you can also opt for hotels which are in other parts of Seychelles.

 

Best Time To Visit

Seychelles being so close to the equator has a tropical climate all year round. The summers are from May to October while December to March are the monsoon months. The best time to visit Seychelles is November since the summers have ended but the monsoon hasn’t begun, so you will experience a nice pleasant climate.

 

Budgeting For Your Trip

Traveling to Seychelles can be slightly heavy on the pocket since their currency is slightly stronger compared to India and therefore,  it is important you budget for the trip well. It is important you factor a sustainable amount as a proof while applying for a Seychelles visa. Apart from flights, accommodation and food, certain beaches and tourist attractions may also have an entry ticket, so account for it while planning your trip.

 

While planning your trip to Seychelles, one essential thing to keep in mind is an international travel insurance to cover your entire trip. Buying travel insurance for Seychelles will protect you against any unforeseen emergency situations such as an accident, loss of passport or luggage or cancellation of the trip, so that your trip and savings are well protected.

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