Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Airports In Rajasthan

Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur
Maharana Pratap Airport, 24 km. northeast of Udaipur; originally named Dabok Airport.
Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur
Udaipur Airport
Maharana Pratap Airport
Udaipur Type Domestic
Udaipur Location 22 Kms South of Udaipur
Airlines Alliance Air & Jet Airways
Udaipru Airport Telephone -NA
Udaipru Airport Fax

Maharana Pratap Airport is the only domestic airport located in the Rajasthani city of Udaipur. Udaipur is a very popular destination with every tourist visiting the land of valor and warriors i.e. Rajasthan and is called by the locals and tourists alike as the Lake city due to the presence of the very beautiful lakes called Fateh Sagar Lake and Pichola Lakes, which looks stunning with the reflection of the city palace falling on it and the Lake Palace built in the midst of the lake. Other grand forts and temples, colors displayed in the festivals make Udaipur a fabulous tourist destination. This city was built Maharana Udai Singh and protected by his son, the variant king Maharana Pratap Singh from the attacks of the Moguls and foreign invasions. It is after this great man of strength and generalship that the airport of the city of Udaipur has been named, to pay tribute to his immortal name. Located at a distance of about 22 km from the city center of Udaipur, Maharana Pratap Airport is easily accessible from the city, where the most preferred and recommended means of transportation is taxi, which will cost up to Rs.200 to get to and come to the airport. The airport is solely domestic, connecting Udaipur with a few of the main cities of India. Situated at an elevation of 1,684 ft, Maharana Pratap Airport has one terminal and one runway, whose surface is made of Asphalt. It has given the airport code of UDR by IATA and is operated and owned by the Government of India.
The airlines operating in Maharana Pratap Airport are mainly three in number. Jet Airways has daily flights to and from Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai; Indian connects Udaipur with Jodhpur, Jaipur and Mumbai and Kingfisher operating a daily flights from Delhi. Hence, if you are coming from any international destination or other domestic cities in India, then you can take a flight to either Delhi or Mumbai or Jaipur and then take one more flight to Maharana Pratap Airport.
The facilities available at the airport are numerous and these have been bettered over the years for the assistance to passengers and these comprise of stalls selling handicraft items; books stalls selling magazines and books; Snack Bar providing for tea, coffee, refreshments, snacks, chocolates and other items and also a postal offering postal facilities; trolleys available at the time and arrival and departure; telephone, wheelchair, medical assistance in times of emergency and also on request; room for child care; rest room for all those who have to board connecting flights and first aid.

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