Air travel has come a long way today. Air traffic is as busy as other travel modes. Naturally the air stations or airports are as bustling. But there is a charm to airports that sets them apart from other stations. There is a dignity, professionalism and a courteous air combined with an attractive ambience. Some airports in our country have come by this charm by location and some by design. A list of our charming and attractive airports are:
Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport, Leh:
This airport on the lovely hill desert of Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, is in a natural landscape of snow clad mountains. At an altitude of 10,682 feet above mean sea level, this is one of the highest airports in the world. Flights from this airport have to take off only in the mornings as feisty mountain winds set in by noon.
Agatti Island Airport, Lakshadweep:
This airport has to be nature’s pet. You cannot match the natural scenic beauty that surrounds this airport with any other in the world. It is located on a really narrow strip of land that runs through endless blue waters of the Laccadive Sea. Only a single flight to Kochi runs from this airport.
Gaggal Airport, Kangra:
Another airport on a hillstation, Gaggal Airport is in the midst of the Himalayas. 14 kilometres away from Dharamshala, it is at an altitude of 2,492 feet. The serenity stands out when the cold winds whisper at this scenic airport. Flights operate mainly to and from Chandigarh and Delhi from here.
Dabolim Airport, Goa:
Located near the sea shore, this domestic and international airport is in the Dabolim village in Goa. It is one of the most beautiful airports of India.
Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi:
This is the busiest airport in India. It is the largest aviation hub for India and South Asia. The airport has been awarded the fourth best position in the world.
ChhatrapatiShivaji International Airport, Mumbai:
This airport is the second busiest in India and the busiest when it comes to cargo traffic. It has been awarded as the best airport in India and Central Asia.
Stroll through the book or cloth stores, relax in the lounges and satisfy your appetite at the many restaurants in the airports. A delay in your flight time will seem welcome.