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As the capital of the U.S., Washington D.C. is one of the world’s most famous cities. As a tourist destination it certainly lives up to this reputation and is home to some of the country's most important historical monuments, museums and landmarks. This is just one aspect of Washington D.C. however, and visitors will discover a modern, lively city with a vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere, full of activity and amazing restaurants, shopping centres and hotels.
Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport serves the city of Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) and is the largest in eastern India. This modern airport is named after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a prominent leader of the Indian independence movement.
Today, it is one of the busiest in India, but has placed the emphasis on delivering a high quality passenger experience for both inbound and outbound travellers.
This constant desire to improve their service has led to the airport winning the accolade of Best Improved Airport in the Pacific region from the Airport Council International in both 2014 and 2015.
Transportation and parking
The old train service is currently being replaced by a new Metro system, but transport to and from the airport is still very good.
The overground track connects the airport's Biman Bandar station to the centre via Dum Dum Junction and Majerhat Station, but be advised that it only runs up until 6:30 in the evening. The expanding Metro system runs up until 10pm.
Shuttle buses to the airport are plentiful and are air conditioned, making them a pleasant alternative. There are also plenty of taxis available, although it’s best to go for the pre-paid Yellow Taxis to ensure you are being charged the correct fare for your journey.
Currently, car parking is very limited (approximately 250 spaces) although this is due to improve once the airport refurbishment has been completed.
Arriving at Kolkata
Passengers flying from Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport with Qatar Airways depart from the International Concourse.
It is advisable to allow at least two hours before your flight is due to depart to clear check-in and customs.
Facilities and amenities
There are three lounges at the airport, but no conference or business facilities on site. Wi-Fi access is available across the public areas, with the first 30 minutes free. There are also a number of Internet cafés in the airport.
Food vendors offer a good choice of light refreshments, the ubiquitous tea (chai) and other drinks, as well as both local Indian and international cuisine.
A range of retail outlets sell good quality local goods for those last-minute gift ideas, as well as high-end perfumes, leather goods and accessories.
The home of the President of the United States, Congress, the White House and a host of other iconic monuments, attractions and sights, Washington D.C. is the very heart of the U.S. Fly to Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways and you can start discovering this fabulous capital city for yourself.
From the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument, a trip to Washington D.C. is bound to get your camera snapping and your passion for exploration flowing. It’s also home to countless museums and galleries, making your visit one to remember.
Washington D.C. gathers some of its best attractions in one place, so the National Mall is probably one of the best ways to see Washington’s monuments.
The mall is full of museums and exhibits, with the Lincoln Memorial on one end and Capitol Hill on the other, and encompasses famous monuments, such as the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
If you walk south of the mall, you can also find the Tidal Basin, popular during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival each spring. Tours of the White House are incredibly popular but must be booked well in advance.
Washington D.C. is also home to dozens of museums. The Popular Smithsonian museums include the National Museums of National History, National Portrait Gallery, and the National Air and Space Museum. The Spy Museum is perfect for families with children, who will love all the gadgets.
Flights to Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways land at Washington Dulles 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 Washington D.C. please check the visa and passport requirements.
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