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Delhi Airport (DEL)

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Delhi Airport (DEL)

DEL - Airport Delhi Airport
  • Coordinates 28.549642, 77.1211905
  • Time Zone UTC+5.30

Delhi Airport

The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport is situated 16 kms or 10 miles from City centre. Named after the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, IGIA was earlier known as Palam Airport. Initially, the Delhi airport was situated at Safdarjung during the times of the British rule and was called as Safdarjung. Later on, due to passenger traffic, it was shifted to Palam and has been operational since then under the supervision of Delhi International Airport Private Limited (DIAL). The IGI Airport has runways ranging from 9282 ft or 2813 metres to 14619 ft or 4430 metres.


There are two terminals built at the IGI Airport viz. Terminal 1, 2 and 3 out of which terminal 2 isn’t functional.

Terminal 1:Terminal 1 is the domestic terminal wherein T1D is for passenger departure and T1C is for passenger arrival for airlines such as the Go Air, Indigo and Spicejet.

Terminal 3: The other terminal is Terminal T3 which has been recently built and inaugurated on July 3, 2010. Both domestic as well as international flights arrive as well as depart from this terminal.

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    The touch of spirituality and remnants of 10,000 years old Indian culture and tradition has been beautifully engraved within the Akshardham Temple complex of New Delhi. Dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan, the temple is a brilliant masterpiece of ancient Indian architecture and timeless spiritual messages. A trip to Akshardham Temple is not only considered to be a pilgrimage tour, but also a historical voyage that leaves you truly astonished.

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    One of the prominent Sikh pilgrimage centers in Delhi, the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is located on Ashok Road with close proximity to the Connaught Place. The history of this gurudwara dates back to the 17th century, when it was the palace of Raja Jai Singh. It is said that in the year 1664, Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji, the eighth Sikh Guru came to visit the King and cured people who were contracted with smallpox and cholera epidemic by distributing them water from the tank. That water tank, used by the Guru, still exists today inside the gurudwara and is believed to possess medicinal properties. 

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About Delhi Airport

The IGI Airport is connected by road via NH-8, lies 21 kms away from the nearest railway station and approximately 25 kms from ISBT bus depot.

The airport line metro is the most convenient way to commute to and from the airport.

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