7 Interesting Airports in India
Often, one as a traveller prepares so remarkable for the destination that they tend to be oblivious of the journey. Airports are the first places that you set foot on in any nation, be it unknowingly they create a first impression of what the vibe of the nation is and set standards for your destination. These interesting airports in India offer more than just commute.
1. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
The airport is one of the busiest airports in the world and also handles the most number of flights. With all this pace, it witnesses thousands of people moving in and out, headed towards the procedures without a pause. The public art program initiative thus aims at creating pieces that make passengers slow down their pace and walk through India through nearly 7000 sculptures and 3 km long art wall. The art wall is split into six themes- “India Elemental, India Seamless, India Greets, India’s Silent Sentinels, India Moves, India Global”. Mumbai, known as the ‘city of dreams’ is also the hub of Indian cinema. The evolution of cinema is one that every Indian knows and recites as one’s own tales. One of the murals capture this essence of cinema and is sure worth looking.
2. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
The capital city’s airport displays some of the most famous and relevant art. It essentially captures the history and heritage of the nation, advancements of the city and the rawness of the busy streets. All these facets are given a form on the walls and spaces of this airport. A few of these important pieces include Indira Gandhi, by M.F. Hussain, Mudra sculptures, Suryanamaskar, Hiranyagarbha- the golden womb/sun.
3. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
Known for its hospitality and luxurious facilities, this airport should be a part of your journey if you are entitled to a long lay over. An overwhelming number of restaurants consisting of almost every food chain you will find in India is all available at the same place. An array of desi (Indian) and International flavours is sure to delight you in every meal you choose.
4. Dabolim Airport, Goa
Amongst the excited beaches of Goa, the serene is almost always forgotten. Landing at the Goa International Airport lets you wander away into the breath-taking hues of the blue sea, a much needed calmness before setting foot onto a city that beams of high energy.
5. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh
At 3,256 meters above sea level, this airport is one of the highest airports in the world. Leh is known for its magnificent beauty and picturesque landscapes in the snow-capped mountains and snow desserts. From aerial to panoramic views of nature’s creation is the minimal words
that can describe your flight journey.
6. Agatti Airport, Lakshadweep
A petite piece of land that blends with the shades of the ocean and vanishes into the horizon at a point. This 4000 foot-long Agatti Airport offers a landing experience like never before.Surrounded by the sea on all four sides, this is the only airport in Lakshadweep and one of the most spectacular airports in India.
7. Jubarhatti Airport, Shimla
A flight to this airport lets you land amidst the hills. In all its literal sense, this airport was constructed by cutting a mountain top and levelling the area. Set at a height, one lands into the panoramic fresh green hills and valleys. There couldn’t be a better way to refresh your body and mind to either begin your journey or end one.
Travelling, commuting, transiting are multiple terms for the same purpose of a journey. And thus your mode of travel and spaces of travel are equally important to the destination it is taking you to. Many more airports in India offer such interesting experiences, so take a moment to pause and look at the ideas that make your travel a memorable one.