Indira Gandhi International Airport is located in west Delhi around 10 miles south of the centre of New Delhi. The airport is the second busiest in India, handling around 46 million passengers each year, and following on from the major renovations and developments that were carried out at the airport for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, it has now become an award winning and fast growing travel hub for the country that is intended to handle around 100 million passengers within the next 20 years.
Although the roads of Delhi itself are quite daunting for many travellers due to being so busy throughout the day, the roads outside the city are much more orderly and friendly for drivers who are unused to the clamour of a south Asian city. If you are staying outside Delhi, and want to explore the attractions of northern India such as the Taj Mahal in Agra, then having a private car is a fantastic boon to allow you to get much more from your visit. You will need to arrange an InternationalDriving Permit in order to use a car in India and this should be done in advance of travel.
Car hire at Indira Gandhi International Airport is available exclusively with Carzonnet, a local car rental company who are one of the largest providers in India. They have an office in the arrivals hall of Terminal 1 of the airport where passengers are able to collect their cars
From Connaught Place in the centre of New Delhi, you should first head west on ISBT Road, which leads to Sedar Bazaar. From Kamla Nagar, turn onto the NH8 motorway, which heads southwest from the city centre and takes you past Pusa Hill Forest direct to the airport. You should turn right off the motorway at Mahipalpur into the main Terminal area. The journey is around 12 miles by road.
For up to date flight information, the official airport website can be found at newdelhiairport.in, which is available 24 hours a day, and offers instantly updated departure and arrival information. Customer care is available via the main phone number on 91-124-3376000, which is open during office hours and provides an automated service during the rest of the day.