Not just the destination but the journey is beautiful- said a great scholar. Being a true fact, the journey becomes beautiful especially when you are boarding a plane from one of the below-listed airports! Have a look at these amazing work of art and architecture.
Indira Gandhi International Airport – New Delhi
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest airport in India having an annual capacity of over 60 million passengers. The airport has homogenized International and Domestic terminal. T3 said to be the sixth largest in the world, is a 9 level passenger terminal building and has 2 piers each 1.2 km long. In 2010, Delhi’s T3 terminal was launched after five years of development with an expenditure of INR 12,700 crore.
Bengaluru International Airport – Bengaluru
Bangalore International airport is one of the busiest airports in India. Its name was changed to Kempegowda International Airport with the opening of a new terminal, T1A. The airport was opened in May 2008, with over 10 million passengers a year. It is spread over an area of approximately 4000 acres. The airport boasts of a single, fully air-conditioned, two-level building which is able enough to contain almost 3,000 international and domestic passengers at peak hours.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport – Mumbai
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has a total area of 1,450 acres and is located in the Mumbai. The airport manages over 25 million passengers a year. The airport has some of the finest of interiors that look more like a luxury hotel than an airport. It has glass façade, golden-colored entryways, and wood-paneled ceilings and has walls covered in the works of over 1,000 ancient and modern Indian artists.
Chennai International Airport – Chennai
Chennai International Airport is the core for arrivals and departures in South India. It has annual passenger traffic of 13 million passengers, over half of which are flying domestically. The new domestic terminal was opened in April 2013 and the international terminal was commissioned a few months later.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport -Hyderabad
Hyderabad Airport, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, is a new airport that was inaugurated in mid-March 2008. It handles around 7 million passengers a year. The airport has world-class amenities such as ‘in line’ baggage screening machines, a lot of check-in counters and immigration counters to prevent delays, and good crowd control.
Well, aren’t you excited about these airports you shall visit when boarding a plane? These airports in India are one of the examples of the architectural presence of India on the world front. There are various airports other than the five mentioned above and those also are very impressive. Some are situated amidst nature while some are located so high and remotely that are considered the rarest examples of modern architectural designs and confidence of the people building them.
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