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Touch down in the vibrant city of Thiruvananthapuram, one of India’s most populous cities and the capital of Kerala, courtesy of luxury flights from Washington D.C. to Thiruvananthapuram with Qatar Airways, and arrive relaxed and refreshed after an amazing journey with one of the world’s 5-star airlines. We deliver award-winning service in everything we do – from the quality of our award-winning, in-flight cuisine to the attentiveness and professionalism of our cabin crew.
Whilst Thiruvananthapuram (or Trivandrum if you’d prefer) is interlaced with a rich history, evident in its many ornate temples and stunning colonial architecture, it now succeeds as a thoroughly modern and vibrant metropolis. This is thanks largely to its position as a key economic centre, specialising in science and technology industries. Thiruvananthapuram is also an important academic centre and an area of remarkable natural beauty – with its Zoological Park a must-see attraction.
The USA’s capital and one of the most iconic cities in the world, Washington D.C. is also an incredibly busy international air hub. Located approximately 26 miles west of the city, the airport’s main terminal is architecturally striking. A huge curved roof arches gracefully into the air. Be warned though, this is a very big airport so you may need a little extra time to orientate yourself.
Transportation and parking
The airport is so large that a train takes passengers from the main building to the concourses. Valet parking (for up to 45 days) is available close to the main terminal, while a selection of other short and long-term parking options are located in garages 1 and 2, with up to 8,325 covered spaces available.
A large economy parking area is located near Route 28 airport exits, providing more than 12,000 spaces. A regular shuttle service runs from the economy parking areas to the main terminal.
A selection of vans, taxis and buses take passengers from Washington D.C. to and from the airport, and a limousine service are also available.
Arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport
Passengers on flights from Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways will need to go to Departure Area 2 to find the Qatar Airways check-in desk.
Once you have passed through security you will need to board an Aero Train, which will take you to the gates on the four main concourses. Gates H and Z are connected to the main terminal building, so there is no need to use the Aero Train to access these gates.
The security checkpoints are located on the mezzanine level.
Facilities and amenities
Dulles International Airport is vast, and offers passengers a wide selection of amenities and facilities. Car rental, hotel information and even a ‘pet relief’ area is located on the ground floor.
On the departures level you will find gift shops and cafés serving everything from snacks to full restaurant-standard meals.
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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