Ifaty is the remedy to all your life worries. Here the clocks stop ticking and emails don't get delivered. Put your feet in the laid-back beach sand and unwind over local rum. Watch the traditional pirogue fishing boats head into the ocean while you dine on fresh seafood at a beach restaurant. If you insist on breaking the slow pace of life then snorkel or dive in the waters to witness a wide array of marine life including sharks.
Indian citizens require a tourist visa to visit Madagascar. The tourist visa is usually issued within 72 hours. For more information check Madagascar Embassy visa page.
When to go
With an average temperature of 22 Celsius and little to no rainfall, April to October is the best time to visit Madagascar.
By air: Round-trip flights from Mumbai to Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, Madagascar cost about ₹37,000.
You can rent a car with or without a driver to get around Madagascar. Budget travellers can use taxis brousse, shared taxis or minibuses that run throughout the island. They are cheap but incredibly slow and erratic. There are flights servicing different parts of the island and they cost on an average $200 one way. There are two train lines in Madagascar - Madarail between Moramanga and Tamatave and Fianar–Côte Est railway between Fianarantsoa and Manakara.
Average daily cost of travelling in Madagascar is approximately ₹6,500 per person per day including accommodation, meals, entrance tickets and transportation.
Antananarivo: Le Grand Mellis Hôtel & Spa (₹3,906 double), Hotel Le Relais Normand (₹1,435 double). For more, check here.
Ifaty: Princesse du Lagon (₹3,587 double), Le Jardin de L'isle (₹1,196 double). For more, check here.
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