Being one of the core centers of travel & tourism, India is also blessed with highly modified technology and architecture systems. As a country with a huge population and highly demanded tourism, India has some amazingly developed airports. Let's check out the best airports in India along with a travel guide as per each airport. Here you go:
So, here is the list of top 10 most popular airports in India
- Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
- Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
- Chennai International Airport, Chennai
- Cochin International Airport, Kochi
- Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
- Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore
- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Dum Dum
- Goa International Airport, Goa
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad
- Pune Airport, Pune
- So, let's discuss these 10 most popular and busiest airports.
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
Being situated in New Delhi, the national capital of India, Indian Gandhi International airport has become the busiest airport in India, and the 12th busiest airport in the world. It has the sixth-largest terminal in the world of about 40 million. It focuses on on-time performance and travelers' satisfaction.
Tourists spots near: The Red Fort built of red sandstone, the Safdarjung Tomb, Humayun’s Tomb, and the towering Qutub Minar are good places to visit the National Capital.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
Hotspots for tourists near: The Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and Siddhivinayak Temple are popular sights.
Chennai International Airport, Chennai
As one of the main gateways for travelers to South India, this airport carries 18 million passengers a year. Although it doesn’t have many modern facilities as per international standards, it has undergone expansions to include parallel runways and taxiways. One of the best International airports in India, with 5 operating terminals, capacity to support 42 million passengers and has a huge record of 969 takeoffs and landings in a single day. It has never failed to delight guests and offers comforts and conveniences while ensuring efficiency, safety, and environmental care.
Highlights for tourists: The Fort of Saint George, Kapaleeshwar Temple, San Tome Church, and Thousand Lights mosque are in Chennai, along with beaches such as Marina, Covelong, and Elliots Beach. A few hours’ drive will take you to Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram.
Cochin International Airport, Kochi
The first airport in the world to run completely on solar energy. It is the fourth largest airport in India which accommodates 65% of travelers. The airport handles over 10 million passengers annually and handles over 230 aircraft movements per day. It has also been selected as the best-non metro airport in India in 2017 by the Air Passengers Association of India.
Tourists attraction: Fort Kochi is one of the main attractions here, but ensure you see the Chinese Fishing nets, Mattancherry Palace (also called Dutch Palace), Paradesi Synagogue, and catch a Kathakali performance.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
The Hyderabad Airport in Shamshabad has been consistently featuring among top airports in India for its Airport Service Quality. Spread over 5400 acres, it is one of India’s busiest
Attractions nearby: The iconic mosque, Charminar should definitely feature on your to-do list in Hyderabad. Also, visit the monumental Golconda Fort and Chowmahalla Palace. This airport also has a high demand for business purposes
Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore
It is one of the busiest International Airport of India handling 22 million passengers a year. Both domestic and international travelers share the same check-in hall. The expansive terminal spans over 150,000 square feet. The airport also has a new terminal called Code F aerobridge which can Airbus 1380 aircraft.
Places you can visit: Some popular sights include the ISKCON Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Lalbagh airports, handling 40 million passengers while being environmentally conscious. Botanical Garden and Cubbon Park, among others. It's also highly demanding in case of business purposes.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Dum
It's an international airport, situated in Dum Dum, West Bengal, India, serving the Kolkata metropolitan area to the whole nation. It is located basically around 17 kilometers far from the city center. It is six storied and it has the capability to control 20 million passengers. It's also operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI)
Nearest attractive places to visit: To visit any places in West Bengal, this airport plays an important role. But one must visit the nearest attractions like The Victoria Memorial Hall, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Park Street, Eco-Tourism Park, Howrah Bridge, Eden Gardens, Science City, Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Mother House, Shibpur Botanical garden and so on.
Goa International Airport, Goa
This government-run airport is situated on a military airbase and serves the entire state of Goa. It primarily caters to domestic flights with a handful of flights from the Middle East and seasonal charters.
Spots you must visit: Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort, and Old Goa are popular spots for sightseeing. It also has more than its share of beautiful churches and museums. However, the sandy coastline and the beautiful beaches always draw visitors all year round from all across the globe.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad
It's one of the most popular international airports, serving via the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat. It's basically situated in Hansol, 9 km north of central Ahmedabad. It has the capability of handling 11.17 million passengers which makes it the seventh busiest airport in India. It is named in honor of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the 1st Deputy Prime Minister of India.
Places you must give a try: There are some of the places near the airport, which are worth visiting. So you must give a try. Those are Sabarmati Riverfront, Calico Museum Of Textiles, Akshardham Temple, Dada Hari Ni Vav, Sabarmati Ashram, Hutheesing Jain Temple, and so on.
Pune Airport, Pune
Pune Airport is one of the oldest airports in India. A former secondary runway is now used as a taxiway by the IAF. The airfield is equipped with night landing facilities as well as navigational facilities. There is currently a basic working relationship that allows night landings of civilian flights for the time being.
Nearest attractive tourist spots: Places which one must visit, are Darshan Museum, Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganpati, Mystery Room, Aga Khan Palace, Shaniwar Wada, Peshwe Energy Park, etc. So these are the most famous and busiest airports in India. India is one of the core centers of travel, tourism, and various cultures and heritages, it always attracts millions of tourists all across the globe.