You don’t just get a warm welcome on flights from Boston to Bangalore with Qatar Airways, but a whole raft of award-winning in-flight services too. Stretch out in comfortable, spacious seating, and throughout the flight choose from a unique selection of services delivered by attentive and professional cabin crew. The modern design of our aircraft incorporates the latest concepts of comfort, and the flying time will slip by like a dream, ensuring you arrive relaxed and refreshed.
The ancient capital of India’s Karnataka state is now as renowned for high-tech industries as at is for historic monuments. From royal residences such as the mighty Bangalore Palace, modelled on Windsor Castle in England, to the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan, built entirely of teak, there are many historic attractions to enjoy here. Other highlights include the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, built to look like the Crystal Palace in London, while at the other extreme is the Crazy Waters Amusement Park.
Logan International Airport in Boston is the largest airport in New Hampshire and serves the north east of the United States, including the Boston metropolitan area.
It is both a U.S. and international transport hub, connecting to destinations across the United States and beyond. The emphasis is on the passenger experience, and customers flying from Boston with Qatar Airways will find this to be a quietly efficient and welcoming airport, making it a pleasant place to start any journey.
Transportation and parking
Logan International Airport is well served by public transport, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority runs a metro service right into the heart of the airport.
Buses also run by the MBTA and the Silverline service run into the centre of Boston, with a journey time of between 20-30 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. The Boston Water Taxi runs to and from Logan Dock, and is a pleasant alternative to overland transport. Taxis are easily arranged by your hotel concierge and a limousine service can also be pre-booked.
At the airport
Customers flying from Boston with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal E, also known as the John A. Volpe International Terminal. Departures leave from the third level, while level 2 is for passport control.
Several lounges are available for customers, including First class and Business class executive lounge areas. As with all U.S. airports, security is incredibly tight, so allow extra time to check-in and clear security and customs checks.
Facilities and amenities
Logan International Airport has excellent facilities, and thanks to recent upgrades these are now regarded as some of the best in the U.S. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, with good, stable connectivity.
Conference facilities are provided by the on-site hotels, and the Boston Convention Center is just 5km from the airport. Restaurants and cafés provide an excellent selection of food and beverage, including international cuisine, on-the-go snacks as well as drinks and fast food.
Shopping and retail is good, with Duty Free available and a selection of outlets selling fashion, jewellery and luxury goods. Other amenities include baby-changing facilities, a public art space and kids’ play areas in some terminals.
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.