The only way to get inside the island of Seychelles is via airway. Due to some restrictions, mainly for environmental protection, even getting in via waterways is not a feasible option.
Direct flight to Seychelles is available from Mumbai via Air Seychelles. Flights with more than one stops in between are available from almost all major cities in the country via carriers such as Jet Airways, Etihad, Kenya Airways and Sri Lankan Airlines.
Seychelles has a visa free policy, thus no visa is required. The documents that are required on entry include a valid passport, proof of accommodation, onward/return ticket details and proof of sufficient funds. Booking an accommodation is mandatory before visiting the country, else you'll be made to book an accommodation on the airport itself. The initial visitor's permit is issued free of charge and is valid for upto a month and can be extended to a maximum of 3 months.
Seychelles is served by Seychelles International Airport located near the capital Victoria on the Mahe island, the airport is the only international gateway to the country. Air Seychelles, the national carrier operates non stop flights from Mauritius, Johannesburg, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Mumbai and Paris. Taxis are readily available at the airport to take you to the city centre.
Tentative return flight prices to Seychelles from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 30,542 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 57,177|
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Even though the transport infrastructure in the islands is not that developed, there are quite a few options for getting around in Seychelles. There are many daily flights between Mahe and Praslin, the country's Air Seychelles operates several flights weekly or daily to many islands. One interesting way of witnessing the natural beauty of the country is via the scenic helicopter flight service by Zil Air. Ferry service are available with the facility of online booking on routes between Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. Taxis and car rentals are easily available and are quite cheap. Renting a car is a good option for exploring the country, however one must be atleast 21 years in age and should have valid driving license and must maintain caution driving on the narrow and mountainous roads. Public service is available on the islands of Mahe and Praslin from morning to evening.
Read more about Commuting within Mahe and Commuting withing Praslin Island