Cuisine on offer
There are several restaurants and bars in the city where you can enjoy delectable food while taking in beautiful land and seascapes. While you are here don't forget to taste famous barbecued Patagonian lamb, fresh seafood, submarino (hot chocolate) and delicious locally-brewed craft beer. You can head to La Estancia for traditional asado cooked Patagonian lamb and to La Cantina de Freddy for king crab, a local specialty.
Indians need to apply in advance for a tourist visa to visit Argentina and there is no visa fee. The completed visa application is to be submitted at the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Delhi or Mumbai. If you fulfil the eligibility criteria and have provided all the required documents, you will then need to appear for an interview. After the interview, if your visa is approved, you will be asked to collect the visa. The entire process usually takes between 10-12 days. Find more information here.
When to go
The climate of Ushuaia is sub-polar oceanic and quite unpredictable so make sure you carry layers of warm and water-proof clothing. As it is located in the southern-hemisphere, summer is from December to February and winter is from June to August. Summer is ideal for trekking and hiking when the average temperature is 15°C, while ski season is from mid-June to October. October to April is ideal for spotting huge colonies of Magellan penguins on the beaches.
The only way to Argentina from India is by flight. Round-trip flight tickets are cheapest from Mumbai to Buenos Aires and cost around ₹80,000 on average, if you book in advance. From there you can book flights to Malvinas Argentinas International Airport in Ushuaia, which will cost around ₹11,000 on an average.
There are city buses available to travel within Ushuaia. You can book transport to the main tourist attractions through the Tourist Office or the reception of several hotels and hostels. You can also rent a bicycle or a car to go around.