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Flying to Bhatinda
Bhatinda Airport is situated around 20 km from the center of Bhatinda and consists of a single passenger terminal. The airport is fairly small and currently operates just a small selection of domestic flights with Alliance Air. The airport itself has the capacity to handle around 100 passengers at a time, and also boasts a VIP lounge area offering more comfortable surroundings. Amenities at the airport are very limited beyond a couple of snack bars, so be sure to bring any essential items with you beforehand. As the airport only handles domestic flights, travelers from the UAE will not be able to fly directly to Bhatinda. However, it will be possible to make the trip with just a single connecting flight.
Arriving in Bhatinda
When your flight has touched down at Bhatinda Airport you will find taxis available outside of the terminal building which can take you to your destination. You may be better off prearranging a transfer before your arrival just to stay on the safe side in case there are no taxis available. Alternatively, if you are traveling on the cheap then you can travel to the nearby bus terminal around 2 km from the airport which opens up access to other cities in the region.
Reasons to Visit Bhatinda
Bhatinda, now largely known as Bathinda, is situated in the state of Punjab and is known for its many interesting historical landmarks and architectural attractions. Perhaps the most popular attraction in the city is the Gobindgarh Fort, also known as the Qila Mubarak, or you can check out the bustling local grain market and pick up some local delicacies. Alternatively, for a more laid-back day out you can visit the beautiful Chetak Park with its stunning flower gardens and open green spaces hosting plenty of fun events across the year. Check out some of the gorgeous artificial lakes around the city too, to understand how it got its name as the ‘City of Lakes’.
Bhatinda Travel Information
UAE nationals flying to India can go online and apply for an e-visa before flying which will permit stays of up to 60 days. In Bhatinda the weather can get rather hot during the summer with average highs of around 38 degrees in May and June. The rainy season in the region begins in July but is fortunately only a brief one, ceasing towards the beginning of September. The most pleasant time to visit the area is over the winter period from November to February which sees cool temperatures and minimal rainfall. The local cost of living in the city is much cheaper than the UAE for pretty much everything, while the local currency is the Indian rupee.
Where to Stay
* This information is correct as of June 2019
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