Flights from Atlanta to Bangalore with Qatar Airways are designed with your comfort in mind and introduce you to a flying experience focused around your travel needs. Dine on delicious cuisine specially created and prepared by award-winning chefs, while relaxing in spacious seating. Choose from a list of premium-quality in-flight services, all delivered to you by dedicated and attentive cabin crew committed to making your trip to Bangalore a memorable one.
Capital of India’s historic Karnataka state, Bangalore is nowadays the subcontinent’s high-tech capital too, although it is also notable for its nightlife and green spaces. In fact, in Bangalore you get a finely-tuned mix of the old and the ultra-modern, with internet start-ups rubbing shoulders with monuments such as the Bangalore Palace. This 19th century royal seat was modelled after Windsor Palace in England. An older building, the summer palace of Tipu Sultan, is made of teak and dates from the 18th century.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is officially the world’s busiest airport, welcoming more than 100million passengers annually. The airport is currently planning to expand even more to meet increasing demand. Customers flying from Atlanta with Qatar Airways will find this to be one of the most efficient and welcoming departure points, despite its huge size. The staff provide customers with a warm American welcome, and every effort is made to make sure the start of your journey is as pleasant and as hassle-free as possible.
Transportation and parking
The sheer size of the airport is almost overwhelming, but direct transport to the main passenger terminal is provided by the MARTA metro service, which has a station inside the main building between the north and south terminals. Door-to-door shuttles are provided by most hotels, and buses also run from the centre of Atlanta a few miles away, as well as from other U.S. cities. Taxis are plentiful, and the journey time from downtown Atlanta to the airport is between 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Covered short-term parking is located next to the terminals, with economy and long-stay parking also conveniently close by, served by frequent and free shuttles.
At the airport
Customers flying from Atlanta with Qatar Airways depart from concourse E or F, depending on the flight. First class and Business class lounges are available. Be aware that as with all U.S. airports, security is exceptionally tight. Allow approximately two hours before your flight is due to depart to check-in and clear customs and security checks.
Facilities and amenities
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is exceptionally well served with ample facilities, including an entire area dedicated to business travellers providing meeting rooms and conference centres, as well as full business facilities. Wi-Fi is free and accessible throughout the airport, and luggage storage is also available. There is an excellent selection of retail outlets including Duty Free in all departure areas, and both light snacks and full meals are available from a range of food vendors, including a steakhouse and a seafood restaurant.
Originally known as the ‘Garden City of India’ Bangalore is now a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that is regarded as one of the best places to live in India. Its energy and almost frenetic pace is offset with some beautifully tranquil gardens and parks.
If you book a flight to Bangalore with Qatar Airways for business or pleasure you’ll discover a fascinating city that offers everyone a warm and typically Indian welcome.
Bangalore is the epicentre of India’s burgeoning IT industry, but away from the brand new steel and glass buildings are a host of older, more sedate locations that charm all who visit them. This is old Bangalore, and it is well worth seeking out for a glimpse of the city’s complex past.
The best way to see tourist attractions in Bangalore is to take a guided tour, as this will not only give you a more rounded idea of the history of each building, but will also work out considerably cheaper than paying entrance fees at each attraction.
Bangalore Palace was constructed by the Maharajahs of Mysore, and is filled with exotic artworks, beautiful carving and ornate architectural details. Tipu Sultan's Palace, which dates from around 1790, is a little unusual in that it is constructed mainly from wood with beautifully embellished arches, columns and balconies.
The city is full of temples, many of which have giant statues dominating the structures. They are well worth visiting for the artistic value of the carvings, paintings and details. And if you want to get away from the heat and noise of the city for a while, head to the peace and tranquility of Ulsoor Lake and Sankey Tank.
Flights to Bangalore with Qatar Airways land at KempeGowda International Airport, 40km from the city centre. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Bangalore please check the visa and passport requirements.
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