We travel to distant lands.
We feel the air which smells different from ours.
We embrace varied cultures and gather memories worth reminiscing for life.
Glistening floors, attractive bookstores, lounges, clothing showrooms and a lot of restaurants are some of the numerous glamorous elements they have. However, some of the airports aren’t as plushy as the others. They still manage to woo us with their locations and spellbinding view.
Here’s a list of 8 most beautiful airports in India that are sometimes even more beautiful than the destination themselves.
1. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Ladakh
This airport located in Ladakh, the only unique hill desert of India is one of the highest airports in the world with an altitude of about 3,256 m from the mean sea level. All flights take off only in the morning to avoid the afternoon mountain winds. Passengers are not allowed to carry any hand baggage with them (with the exception of the camera and laptop bags).
A spectacular view of many complementing shades is owed to the snow-clad barren mountains.
2. Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair
Also known as Port Blair Airport, it is a customs airport located 2 kms to the south of Port Blair. A new terminal which is scheduled to be operational by 2018 is under construction currently. Every aesthete’s paradise, this island airport is unbelievably green.
3. Gaggal Airport, Kangra
Another one of the hill airports, Gaggal Airport sits in the lap of the middle Himalayas or the Himachal range. It lies about 14 kms to the south-west of Dharamshala. It spreads over 1269 acres of land and has an altitude of 2492 feet. Flights mainly operate to and from Delhi and Chandigarh. This place is of absolute silence and whispering cold winds.
4. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
This one needs no introduction. It’s eye-catching. It’s luxurious. It makes you want to celebrate the whole idea of travel. And with the addition of T3 this airport has carved a niche for itself worldwide. With a massive expanse of 5,106 acres of land, it is listed as the busiest airport in India.
5. Bhuj Airport, Kutch
In the land of white sand, Ranotsav and unperturbed serenity stand the archaic looking building of Bhuj Airport. It spreads over 830 acres of land with flights mainly operating to and from Mumbai and Delhi. It is located only 48 kms from the Indo-Pak border and has suffered the harshest atrocities during the war of 1971.
6. Agatti Aerodrome, Lakshadweep:
Located on a very narrow strip of land finding its way in endless blue waters is the Agatti Aerodrome in Lakshadweep. By far the best airport in terms of scenic beauty it never gets lost in the solitude of the archipelago. Occupying a land area of 45.9 acres it has an asphalt runway. It operates only one flight to Kochi.
7. Shimla Airport, Shimla:
There are airports in metro cities with little to feel aesthetic about and then there is Shimla Airport. Travelling 22 kms from Shimla to Jabarhatti gives you the glimpse of this spectacular airport. It was constructed by cutting the hilltop off and levelling land so as to let the runway pave its way. It is perched upon its hill at an altitude of 1546 m and offers and breathtaking view of lush green valleys around.
8. Lengpui Airport, Mizoram:
Greenery is a pleasure to the eye, while greenery of numerous shades is therapy. The view Lengpui Airport greets you with as soon as you step out of your plane is, by all means, a spectacle unparalleled in its exuberance. It is located at a distance of 32 kms from Aizawl at an altitude of 504 m from sea level. It is also the first large airport in India to be built by a State Government.
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