On flights from Atlanta to Delhi with Qatar Airways, you can look forward to a range of benefits and exclusive services. These include sumptuous in-flight cuisine served to you in your spacious, comfortable seating by dedicated and attentive cabin crew. A selection of exceptional services make for a comfortable and enjoyable flight on your way to India’s exotic and colourful capital.
Delhi is a huge, sprawling and intensely cosmopolitan city. When you fly to Delhi with Qatar Airways, you’ll find a myriad of main attractions to explore and visit, many of which are located the Old Delhi neighbourhood. This part of the city dates back to the 1600s and is dominated by the massive Red Fort, the famous symbol of India, built by the Mughals. You should also certainly pay a visit to the enormous Jama Masjid mosque, and for a taste of traditional India, do some shopping and haggling in the Chandni Chowk Bazaar close by.
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.
India’s capital can be overwhelming at first, but once you get your bearings in this huge metropolis it is a fascinating, energetic and eccentric location that will utterly charm you with its warmth and character. Packed full of historical sites, an ultra-modern commercial centre and huge temples, it is an eclectic mix of old and new.
Book a flight to Delhi with Qatar Airways and you’ll be enchanted with this incredible city from the moment you touch down. With a heritage that is said to date back over 5,000 years, it has been destroyed and rebuilt many times, turning it into a maze of streets, squares, alleyways and districts that could take a lifetime to explore fully. Its incredible atmosphere is bound to draw you back again and again.
At the top of most visitors’ lists of places to see is the iconic Red Fort. This vivid red sandstone fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (who also built the Taj Mahal) as his palace in 1648. Surrounded by beautifully lush, green gardens, it’s still a magnificent sight today.
Sitting between the Fort and the main gate is Chatta Chowk or the Covered Bazaar, where you can buy a wide selection of souvenirs, trinkets and jewellery. Also make time to visit the Diwan-i-Khas, (Hall of Private Audience). A beautiful building constructed entirely out of marble, it is where the emperor received special visitors.
Humayun's Tomb in south Delhi, near Hazrat Nizamuddin station, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a truly spectacular building. It is surrounded by immaculate gardens in the Persian Char Bagh (four corners) style.
Dating back even further is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Qutub complex in Mehrauli, which dates from the Slave Dynasty of 1206 to 1290. It’s a complex of beautiful buildings including the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque and the intricately carved Tomb of Iltutmish.
Flights to Delhi with Qatar Airways land at Indira Gandhi 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 Delhi please check the visa and passport requirements.
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