The capital of India that is served by New Delhi Airport is not in fact one city by any means. As the ruling parties continue to build a succession of the capitals over a course of eight centuries, New Delhi has continued to be reinvented at least seven times with each taking the influence of architecture in its time. Modern Delhi is thus fascinating with a mixture of Islamic and Hindu-influenced structures together with colonial British mansions and skyscrapers built the western style. This city is a cultural melting pot that awestrucks its visitors by its size that seems to stretch from two horizons. A city tour by use of a rented car, one finds that Delhi isn’t daunting as seemed as they get to understand that it has different sectors boasting with its unique personality.
New Delhi Airport renamed Indira Gandhi International Airport is located west of the city and is the busiest in all of south Asia. It is named after former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi and is the chief air transporter among many others in the region. Eight kilometers from each other, there are two terminal T1D and T3. To go to T1D, budget like 30 minutes if you are connecting a flight in India. From the same location you can take a free shuttle at the new terminal T3 pillar 9 or just rent a car.
The new terminal at New Delhi Airport, T3 that was built in 2011, has all the amenities needed by an international traveler, a large variety of shopping that is duty free to inbound travelers not forgetting the outbound travelers. Good rates are being offered by the currency exchange. In case you want to unlock your overseas phone to an Indian Phone, there are sim cards. To sleep off some jetlag there are rooms also “wave chairs” which can recline to 180 degrees. There are restaurants that cater for all tastes.
All international visitors currently arrive at terminal T3 in New Delhi Airport which posses a domestic wing that caters for local flights in India. To catch direct flights within India after arrival, one can transfer to domestic departures by car hire or shuttle. Only few airlines operate within India from T3 (Jet Airways, Kingfisher, Jet Konnect, Air India, Indian) but if your flight is domestic within India, this will not work with low cost carriers such as Spice Jet, Indigo and Go Air which operate from the old terminal T1D. It will take about 40 minutes to get from T1D to T3 by a rental car that was pre-booked.