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Spending the night at Delhi airport

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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 6y

Hi,
I am thinking of spending the night at Delhi aiport, as I arrive late (close to midnight) and leave early (7am), which leaves me close to no sleeping if I have to go through customs, get my bags, find a taxi and hotel, wake up and be there in time for the next flight.
Anyone ever spend the night at the airport. Are a few shops open, is it safe etc. etc.
Any help is much appreciated!
Michael

2. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 6y

It is absolutely safe Michael to spend the night at Delhi airport!!:)

I have done that before some years back, it is even better and modernised now, so you can hang around and the shops too will be open. By the time, u get ur bags, it will be already 1 AM or 2 AM, so not much time will be left before u take the free shuttle bus between the domestic and international terminals. This shuttle bus run usually every 30 minutes, check the timings when u reach the airport.

Cheers
Arif

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 6y

Check this out: http://www.sleepinginairports.net/asia/delhi.htm

4. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 6y

Quoting Hien

Check this out: http://www.sleepinginairports.net/asia/delhi.htm

Some of the earlier reviews are clearly out-dated!!

The review by "Emmydarling" best describes the present day condition of the Delhi Airport.... The upgradation work done in the recent months has yielded positive results

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 6y

Thanks guys!
Guess it's just a matter of waiting a bit, some reading and sleeping instead of rushing things to a hotel and back.
Cheers!
Mike