Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is a public international airport that serves the metropolitan area of Kolkata in India, with flights to and from numerous national and international destinations throughout Asia and the Middle East. The airport is a hub for Air India, Blue Dart Aviation, IndiGo, and Jet Airways, and is also the focus city for SpiceJet. Located around 17 kilometres or 11 miles from the city centre of Kolkata, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport resides at an elevation of five metres or 16 feet above mean sea level. Formerly known as Dum Dum Airport, it is the largest airport in eastern India, with an area of 2,460 acres or 1,000 hectares. It is also one of the only two international airports serving West Bengal; the other one is in Bagdogra.
Where to go
From Kolkata, fly directly to the National Territory of Delhi. Highlighting Delhi’s tourist attractions, visit Qutb Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, the Red Fort, Akshardham, Lotus Temple, Gandhi Smriti, Rashtrapati Bhavan, and India Gate, among others. Formerly referred to as Birla House or Birla Bhavan, Gandhi Smriti is a museum that dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, located where he spent his last 144 days. The house originally belonged to the Birla Family but was then turned into a museum and also the home to the Eternal Gandhi Multimedia Museum as of early 2000s. India Gate or formerly the All India War Memorial, on the other hand, is a war memorial established in 1921 to honour 82,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army in WWI.
When getting to short haul destinations from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, routes include Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hong Kong; and Colombo, Sri Lanka, in addition to many more. Among the attractions within Colombo, Sri Lanka include the National Museum of Colombo, Viharamahadevi Park, Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, Galle Face Green, and Colombo Dutch Museum, to name a few. Drop by the National Museum of Colombo and see what the largest museum in Sri Lanka has to offer. As one of the two museums in Colombo, it was established in 1877 and is maintained by the Department of National Museum of the central government. At present, the museum features special collections of H. C. P. Bell and Hugh Nevill within its library along with other pieces under archaeology, ethnology, anthropology, zoology, and more.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport does not operate flights to long haul destinations. Get a connecting flight to Delhi via Indira Gandhi International Airport and reach Paris, France; Melbourne, Australia; and Osaka, Japan. Melbourne, Australia offers Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Zoo, Queen Victoria Market, National Gallery of Victoria, Scienceworks, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Old Melbourne Gaol, and Yarra Valley, to name a few. The National Gallery of Victoria or NGV is an art museum located in Melbourne. The art museum was established in early 1860s and considered the oldest of all the public art museums in Australia. It features an Australian Collection, International Collection, and a Photography Collection, and has entertained approximately 1.9 million visitors as of 2013.
How to get out
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, the airport that serves Kolkata, India, is a major hub for flight going to Northeast India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, and Southeast Asia. It operates flights to domestic and international destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Agartala, Chennai, Dhaka, Guwahati, Kunming, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Indore, Jorhat, Colombo, and Doha, to name a few. Airlines that serve these destinations include AirAsia, Air India, Air India operated by Air India Regional, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Dragonair, Druk Air, Emirates, Etihad Airways, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Mihin Lanka, Pinnacle Air, Qatar Airways, Regent Airways, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, Tashi Air, Thai Airways, and United Airways, among others.
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