The peak time to visit Nizhniy Novgorod is the summer season in May, June and September. It is warm and sunny, and you can use this weather to enjoy sightseeing, festivals (like the Chekov International Theatre Festival) and a trip on the Volga River. If you have some budget constraints, it would be best to visit here during winters from November to February. The temperatures would be well below the freezing point, but you would get some discounted deals and the snow clad tops of all architectural buildings here.
The city is served by Strigino Airport. It is operated by JSC Nizhny Novgorod International Airport and is operated by HC Airports of Regions. The airport offers regular scheduled flights to domestic and international destinations including Moscow, St Petersburg, Saratov and Ulyanovsk. It also offers seasonal flights (charter and otherwise) to many international destinations including Dubai, Sochi and Antalya. This round-the-clock connectivity is availed through a number of airlines like Aeroflot, Azur Air, Ural Airlines, Pegas Fly and UVT Aero.Places of interest in Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod (or Nizhny) is a city in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia. The city is an important economic and cultural centre of the Volga-Vyatka region, and an epicentre of river tourism in Russia. It is the birthplace of eminent Russian author Maxim Gorki. It has more than 600 unique historic, architectural and cultural monuments- central to which are two old churches of nascent Baroque styles- the Church of Our Lady of Smolensk (1694 AD) and the Virgin's Nativity Church (1719 AD). Also of note is the Nizhny Novgrod Art Gallery that has 12000 works of Russian avant-garde and East Asian arts.Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin is a fortress and historic city centre in Nizhny Novgorod. It was built during 14th and 16th century. It was then a military stronghold with a few cathedrals, out of which only one cathedral known as the Michael the Archangel Cathedral (the 'Archangel Cathedral') now survives. This cathedral is Kremlin’s oldest building. The city’s next attraction is ‘Eternal Flame.’ It is a memorial to commemorate the citizens who had laid down their lives in World War II.Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street
Bolshaia Pokrovskaia Street is one of the oldest in Nizhny Novogrod. It crosses the central part of the city and is dotted with a number of stunning architectural monuments of 19th century like the former City Council and the State Bank. It is the go-to place for shopping and strolling in the city, and is at its best during the weekends. It always remains closed to all motorised traffic and thus a stroll here would come highly recommended.Pechersky Ascension Monastery
The Pechersky Ascension Monastery is a medieval abbey, monastery of the Nizny Novgorod Eparchy (diocese) and the seat of the Bishop of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas in Nizhny Novgorod. This stunning red coloured, five domed cathedral was built in 1632 AD and is flanked by two churches. A star attraction in Pechersky Ascension Monastery is the skull of the Macarius (an Orthodox saint who was born in the city in 14th century), and this priceless relic is called the Honorable Head of the Venerable Macarius.