Book flights from Washington, D.C. to Kolkata with Qatar Airways
With flights from Washington DC to Kolkata with Qatar Airways offering unprecedented levels of in-flight comfort, traveling to India’s second biggest city is now easier than ever. Enjoy some of the most delicious cuisine served above the clouds, and luxuriate in unprecedented personal space as you sample our range of award-winning services to help the time pass by in comfort from the moment you take off to the moment you land.
Kolkata is a colourful cornucopia of culture, history and hectic humanity. It may be India’s second city but it’s the acknowledged capital of her cultural and intellectual life. The racing and golfing venue are world-class, colonial architecture is a feast for the eyes, and there are boutique shopping opportunities too in air-conditioned modern malls. Kolkata is above all a very friendly city of many facets and will thoroughly charm you at every level.
Arriving in Kolkata
Formerly known as Calcutta, this huge city is the second largest in India and one of the country’s true commercial powerhouses. A juxtaposition of ultra-modern developments and traditional values, it’s a maelstrom of sounds, smells and sites that can be almost overwhelming to start with. But you’ll also find this to be an incredibly friendly city, and once you’ve adjusted to the frenetic pace of life here, truly inspiring too.
Book a flight to Kolkata with Qatar Airways and you’ll be immersed in a truly unique destination from the moment you step off the plane. There are moments of serenity to be discovered in its parks and gardens, before you’re off again, swept along on a tide of energy and enthusiasm.
Kolkata is a vast city, so it pays to plan your trip carefully so that you can see the best that each region has to offer. In central Kolkata your focal point is the magnificent open parkland known as Maidan, which offers a tranquil respite from the traffic and noise for a while. Close by you’ll find a clutch of attractions including the imposing citadel of Fort William (visits by prior arrangement only), and the city’s most famous landmark, the towering Victoria Monument, carved from white marble.
Head to northern Kolkata and you’ll discover the beautiful Nakhoda Mosque, the city’s largest and a truly stunning example of Islamic architecture and art. The Marble Palace, built in 1835, is a must see, set in a perfectly manicured acre of tropical gardens.
The south of the city is a little less congested and is known for its open spaces, including the park and boating lake of Rabindra Sarovar and the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, the second oldest golf club in the world. You’ll also find the wonderfully lively Big Bazaar, where you can buy just about anything you can imagine.
Flights to Kolkata with Qatar Airways land at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose 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 Kolkata please check the visa and passport requirements.
Flying from Washington
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.