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Bandaranaike International Airport
Bandaranaike International Airport is twenty-two miles from Colombo in the nearby suburb of Katunayake. It primarily handles international flights, while a second airport in the region handles domestic flights. More than thirty airlines, including Qatar Airways, Korean Air, and Emirates, offer flights, although many of the airlines only offer flights to one or two destinations, and you can book these flights through ebookers.
Parking at the Airport
To meet the needs of passengers flying from Colombo, the airport has multiple parking areas. The terminal car park has 400 spaces and charges 150 rupees for cars and 230 rupees for larger vehicles. The remote car park is further from the terminal, but it charges a lower rate of 50 to 100 rupees, and it has special spaces available for motorcycles.
Get to Colombo
You don't need to worry about tracking down a parking spot when you take a taxi to the airport. You will pay around 2,640 rupees from Colombo, and you can find a taxi with air conditioning for about 300 rupees more. Some travellers might prefer taking one of the local buses to the airport. These buses drop passengers off at a bus stop near the terminal, and you can grab a shuttle bus that will take you to the terminal. The shuttle buses pick up passengers from the bus stop every fifteen minutes.
Airport Dining Choices
You can find a wide range of dining choices at the airport. Sri Lankan Airlines runs several restaurants offering international dishes and regional dishes in the departure lobby. The transit area is home to a small bar that provides travellers with alcoholic drinks and a coffee bar with a selection of local and well-known coffees. The transit area also has a snack bar, which offers faster service than some of the other restaurants, ensuring that you don't miss your flight from Colombo because of slow service.
Flying into New Delhi
The Delhi-Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest airport in India. Located just ten miles from the centre of New Delhi, the airport is named after the nation’s former Prime Minister. Recently renovated and thoroughly modern, this massive airport serves over thirty-five million passengers each year. When you are ready to visit India's capital city of New Delhi, let ebookers help you find the best prices on airline flights and travel packages.
Ground Transportation in New Delhi
You can reach downtown New Delhi by taxi, bus, Metro train, or Easy Cab. Many hotels offer shuttle service, too. Prepaid taxi fares average around INR250, while the bus costs INR50. Most hotels charge for pickup, with fees ranging from INR400 to INR700. Easy Cab has counters right in the arrival terminals and is very convenient. Expect a rate of around INR350 for a trip into town.
New Delhi Weather
New Delhi is a sub-tropical city. Winters are cool but not freezing, with average low temperatures between 7°C and 10°C. Summers are typically wet and hot, with temperatures routinely in the high 30s. Monsoon season peaks in the middle of summer, so travellers arriving in July or August should bring appropriate rain clothes.
Enjoying New Delhi
New Delhi is one of the oldest and most historic cities in the world and features some magnificent architecture. The Red Fort, built by the same emperor who built the Taj Mahal, is home to many sites of note, including the Hayat Bakhsh Bagh, Khas Mahal, and the bustling Chatta Chowk bazaar. Humayun's Tomb is a large and impressive monument that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many wonderful museums, including the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, the National Museum, and the Gandhi Smriti. Children will love the International Dolls Museum with its collection of priceless dolls and costumes. As the national capital of India, New Delhi features many grand gardens and parks, notably Lodhi Garden and Nehru Park. If you want to get a real feel for the city, take the Footloose in Old Delhi walking tour. Families will enjoy the National Zoological Park and the National Science Centre. The city is a sprawling metropolis with nearly fourteen million residents, so you'll find an incredible diversity of dining, cultural, and entertainment options. When you decide to visit New Delhi, let ebookers help you save money on your airline flights and travel packages.
Airports in Colombo , LK
Bandaranayake Int'l (CMB)
Distance from City Center: 27.8 kilometers