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How To Reach England (United Kingdom)
Geographically a small piece of land compared to other countries, but considered one of the mightiest kingdoms for centuries, England is a beauty through and through. With desolate grey moors and shingled beaches, meadows that roll like green sun and cities that bear stone palaces that come down a lineage of thousands of years, England is sure to become your next summer holiday destination. Since it is one of the business hubs of the world, England is very well connected to almost all countries of the world. From India, you can very easily catch a flight to London, which makes for the easiest way to reach England. Read on for more in detail.
The best bet when flying to England from India is to take a flight from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore or Kolkata to the capital London. The city hosts five airports and your flight might land at any of the three important ones, from Heathrow to Stansted or Gatwick. From India, you have airlines like British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air India and Jet Airways flying directly to London while Emirates, Qatar and Etihad make stops at a middle-eastern country on the way. You can book a car in advance to pick you up from the airport, or decide to welcome yourself in the city by hailing one of those expensive black cabs.
By road, the way to London is rather long from India. It is not impossible to do a road trip but is unheard of and not practical as you need to cross so many countries and practically two whole continents. A road trip within England though is rather delightful, with hamlets dotted on the way along well-made highways and the English countryside rolling by as you listen to The Beatles on your stereo. For budget travellers, here you can also find buses for long road journeys, usually departing from London’s Victoria Coach Station.
One of the early promoters of rail system in the world, the British built a mighty network of railway tracks in their own country. The British Rail Network connects all parts of England (even the remotest small towns and shires and hamlets), with London as its obvious hub. You can also travel to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin etc by train from England. Train travel in England is also a very picturesque way to move around. Scotland and Wales are also reached very easily and quite fast by trains.
To commute in big cities like London, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol etc, you need to keep a car booked if you want to travel in luxury (but be warned, the traffic is bad), or hail a black cab as and when necessary. Uber and other apps are also at your disposal nowadays, or you can choose public transport like Tube trains or the Red eye special buses. For small hamlets and shires that you visit, most of them are so small and intricate that you cannot enjoy them fully if you don’t explore them on foot.