Visit Old Airport Road in Bengaluru
One of Bengaluru’s busiest thoroughfares, Old Airport Road runs from the intersection of Trinity Church Road and Thyagi M Palanivelu Road just south of Ulsoor Lake, to the suburb of Varthur on the city’s eastern periphery.
Old Airport Road is lined with shopping malls and supermarkets, apartment complexes, hospitals and five-star hotels. It’s also home to HAL Bangalore airport, which served as the city’s main domestic and international terminal until May 2008, at which point all passenger flights arrived at the new Kempegowda International Airport north of downtown Bengaluru.
Hotels on the Old Airport Road
The Old Airport Road is home to an extensive range of hotels, including a handful of luxury places to stay which are Bengaluru landmarks in their own right.
At the budget end of the market, you’ll find simple two-star accommodation with functional guest rooms and extras such as complimentary breakfast and WiFi.
Most three- and four-star hotels on Old Airport Road are geared towards business travellers and provide meeting rooms, conference space and dry cleaning, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts and other leisure amenities.
Old Airport Road’s five-star hotels are a mix of traditional palaces and sleek contemporary venues, and are luxurious in the extreme. Expect high-end restaurants, bars and spas, state-of-the-art fitness centres and access to nearby golf courses.
Things to Do in and around Old Airport Road
The challenging 18-hole, par-72 KGA Golf Course is said to be one of the finest championship courses in India. Having hosted a number of prestigious tournaments over the years, it’s a must-see if you’re a keen golfer visiting Bengaluru.
A few miles east is the HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, the first aviation museum in India. A great destination for a family day out, the museum is filled with historic aircraft, helicopter and prototype displays, along with flight simulators and a replica air traffic control tower.</p.
If you’re looking for excellent shopping, dining and entertainment, consider the nearby neighbourhoods of Indiranagar and Koramangala. Whichever Old Airport Road hotel you choose, the best of Bengaluru is right on your doorstep.