On flights from Chicago to Trivandrum with Qatar Airways you’ll enjoy unparalleled comfort in stylish surroundings designed to make your time on-board pass smoothly and enjoyably. On your trip to India’s southern state capital you’ll sample the finest menu of gourmet cuisine and a selection of premium services, all brought to you by an attentive and ever-helpful cabin crew.
Your seating is spacious and exceptionally comfortable, and by the time you reach the subcontinent you will be ready to go exploring or do business.Trivandrum, or Thiruvananthapuram as it used to be called, is the capital of India’s Kerala state in the south of the country and is particularly rich in British colonial architecture.As well as being home to a plethora of art galleries, the city features attractions such as the magnificent Puthenmalika Palace. When you come here on Qatar Airways, be sure not to miss the beautiful sandy beaches nearby at Kovalam and Shankumugham.
For an airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport has a remarkable little secret – it’s got a very eco-friendly ‘green’ policy.
Fly with Qatar Airways from Chicago and you can’t fail to notice the fabulous Aeroponic Garden and the wetlands restoration project.
Even the taxis and many of the hire vehicles on offer are green-energy vehicles, making O’Hare International Airport a leader in sustainable management.
Transportation and parking
For travellers flying with Qatar Airways from Chicago, the large D Parking provides short-term parking only (no overnight parking allowed). For long-term parking the best option are economy lots E, F and G.
Transport from these areas to the airport terminals is available. Chicago’s famous CTA ‘L’ Trains take you from the centre of the city to the airport, and the Pace Suburban bus service also runs regular shuttles to the airport.
There are plenty of taxi companies all specialising in airport runs, and the taxi ranks are located outside the main entrances to the terminals.
Arriving at Chicago
Qatar Airways flights from Chicago O’Hare International Airport leave from International Terminal 5, Concourse M. A number of lounges are available for passengers. As with all U.S. airports, security is very tight, so ensure you have all your documentation ready to hand.
Facilities and amenities
The Xpress Wellness Center and Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind before your Qatar Airways flight from Chicago.
The Executive Center in Terminal 3 provides no fewer than 26 meeting rooms for business travellers to utilise, while various airline lounges provide comfortable, quiet areas to relax in while you wait for your flight.
A number of retail outlets in Terminal 5 provide travellers with a fine selection of luxury goods, while various restaurants, eateries and cafés serve everything from quick bites and snacks to more exotic international cuisine.
Also known by its full name of Thiruvananthapuram, this bustling location is the capital city of Kerala in Southern India, and is rapidly becoming a popular destination with more adventurous travellers. Referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the "Evergreen city of India", it is also a commercial centre with a strong emphasis on high-tech industries, making it an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and investors.
Book a flight to Trivandrum with Qatar Airways and you’ll also find it to be a city filled with history and culture, that welcomes visitors with genuine warmth and friendliness. It has the benefit of being by the shores of the Arabian Sea, but also has plenty to see and do within its city walls too.
Trivandrum is an historic city filled with historical buildings, parks, museums, and palaces. It is also an incredibly green city with plenty of parks and open spaces that offer a welcome respite from the noise and frantic pace of life. Top of the itinerary should be the Sree Anantha Padmanabha Temple, around which the city was built. The temple is stunning and expansive, with a 500-pillared corridor and a labyrinth of rooms, courtyards and gardens. It is famous for its sculptures and large collection of temple mural paintings. In the grounds is a beautifully tranquil pond called Padmatheertham, and the garden is lined with palm trees.
The East Fort (or what remains of it) is centred around Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. In the evenings it is brightly illuminated with coloured lights, making it a dazzling and very photogenic spectacle.
The Napier Museum is the museum of choice to find out more about the history and culture of the region, while directly opposite is the Keralan Museum – an interactive experience that presents a history of Kerala through the ages. And for something a little more unusual seek out the Indian Coffee House at Thampanoor, a distinctive spiral-shaped brick structure designed by famous architect Laurie Baker and adjacent to the central bus station and the Central Railway Station.
Flights to Trivandrum with Qatar Airways land at Trivandrum International Airport. 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 Trivandrum please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type C / D
Language: Hindi / English
International dialing code: +91
More Information: Read our Thiruvananthapuram Travel Guide
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