5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India
Many amazing domestic and International trips begin and end with air travel. And to give flight to our travel plans, airports humbly do the needful. India, for one, has no dearth of airports. Apart from the world-class airports in metro cities like Delhi and Mumbai, there are many breathtakingly beautiful airports that often go unnoticed. Here, we list top 5 of them.
At an altitude of about 3,256 meters from sea level, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Ladakh is one of the highest-altitude airports in the world. The landscape view of the majestic brown mountains from up in the air, is breathtaking. All flights take off only in mornings to avoid the afternoon mountain winds. Regular flights operate to Mumbai, J&K, Delhi and Chandigarh.
Veer Sarvakar International Airport, simply called Port Blair Airport, is a customs airport, situated 2 kilometers to the south of Port Blair. The island airport is unbelievably green. With evergreen rain-forests all around, the place is sure to cast a spell on the travelers, with its natural beauty.
Located at a distance of 32 kilometers from Aizawl, and at an altitude of 504 meters from the sea level, the new Lengpui Airport in Mizoram is truly a treat to watch for the travelers. The lush-green natural beauty and the mighty mountains are simply beautiful. Notably, the Lengpui Airport was the first large airport to be built by a State Government in India.
Recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Pakyong Airport in Sikkim offers surreal views of the scenic North-Eastern state of Sikkim. Located at a height of 4590 ft above sea level, the airport is surrounded by beautiful lush greenery and the high hills. Also the first greenfield airport in North East India, it is spread over an area of 990 acres.
Endlessly surrounded by crystal blue waters of the enormous Indian Ocean, the Agatti Airstrip in Lakshwadeep is a narrow strip of land for flights to take off and land. The ambiance and spectacle that the fantasy-come-alive asphalt runway offers is truly unforgettable. The airport is spread over an area of just 45.9 acres.