How to Reach Seychelles
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How to Reach Seychelles
Seychelles is an island nation located about 1,500 kilometers in the Indian Ocean from the East Coast of Africa. It is important for travelers to know how to reach Seychelles before planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway to the country.
Being a remote island nation in Africa, Seychelles has limited modes of transport. However, the as it is connected to other nations via airways and seaways, going to Seychelles is an easy task once travelers have figured out how to plan their trip according to their time and budget.
Seychelles has two major airports: Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) in Victoria and Praslin Island Airport. Seychelles International Airport is the primary point of entry for international travelers. The airport is located in Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles, which is situated on the northeastern side of Mahé Island. It is the hub of Air Seychelles, the national airline. The airport is served by international airlines such as British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Emirates, Kenya Airways, and Turkish Airlines. Long-haul scheduled flights to major destinations in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East are available from this airport.
Another major airport in Seychelles, Praslin Island Airport is currently served by Air Seychelles. The airport operates scheduled flights to Mahé and charter planes to the other islands. Zil Air provides helicopter flights to most of the inner and outer islands.
Around 400 kilometers of paved road network connects the islands in Seychelles. The road network is poor outside major urban areas. Renting a car from the airport or the hotel is a great way to go on sightseeing in Seychelles, especially on Mahé Island. Due to lack of proper public transport in Seychelles, traveling by car allows travelers to visit and spend time at attractions by their own choice. Bike rentals are also available in downtown Victoria.
Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) operates daily buses on Mahé and Praslin Islands from morning to evening. In rural areas, especially on La Digue Island, ox-carts are a popular way of public transport.
The main seaport in Seychelles is Victoria. Cat Cocos and Inter Island ferry run regular catamaran ferries between Mahé and Praslin Island. Ferries are available on designated time at 15 minutes of interval. Ferries to smaller islands can also be arranged, but it is less reliable.
|Distance||By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|Mumbai to Seychelles||N/A||5.0 hours||N/A||N/A||N/A|
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FAQ's of Seychelles
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The weather in December is fairly cloudy at times and rainfall is pretty common due to the Northwest Monsoon. So, if you're looking for a sunny holiday in December, Seychelles weather is not ideal.
Seychelles is a politically stable country. The islands are located outside of cyclone belt so there is no urgent threat of thunderstorms. Avoid going outdoors or to remote islands when the rainfall is incessant.
Seychelles is a luxury holiday destination so, most accommodations are available in form of high-end resorts and beach resorts. However, guesthouses and lodges are available in Mahe and Praslin Islands.
Most of the attractions are located on three largest islands in Seychelles: Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue. The National History Museum, Anse Volbert, Anse Major, Vallee de Mai National Park, Morne Seychellois National Park, Aride Island Nature Reserve, and Beau Vallon are popular attractions.
Since Seychelles experiences pleasant temperatures throughout the year, it’s never a bad time to visit this tropical destination. November through February remains the most popular season.
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