Retiring Rooms - Delhi Intl Airport

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How does one go about organising the retiring room at Delhi International? Is the person concerned before or after clearing customs? Anyone with recent experience? Cheers.
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Originally Posted by Helicopter How does one go about organising the retiring room at Delhi International? Is the person concerned before or after clearing customs? Anyone with recent experience? Cheers.
Are there any retiring rooms at Delhi airport? Never seen them.
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Originally Posted by GoanCanuck Are there any retiring rooms at Delhi airport? Never seen them.
<whips out outdated guidebook once again> Apparently there used to be at both the international and domestic terminals yes. However they seemed to require a confirmed departure within the next 24 hrs. Moreover booking ahead was strongly advised as demand far outdid supply.

Leading me to conclude that they're no use for incoming passengers unless you have an onwards ticket. All this may well have changed though.
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The retiring rooms operate on a first come first served basis so you can't book them I'm afraid!!
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Originally Posted by cyberhippie The retiring rooms operate on a first come first served basis so you can't book them I'm afraid!!
So is that only for outgoing flights or for incoming as well? And what use are they for either if you don't know if you'll get one?
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As far as I'm aware for both Mach......hey it's India don't ask questions. Perhaps they got let down a lot with bookings

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According to the Ministry of tourism site they are available on a first come first served basis for people LEAVING the country in the next 24 hours with a confirmed ticket!!
It's the same as the retiring rooms at the railway stations, perhaps they get better usuage of facilities this way?????
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Originally Posted by cyberhippie hey it's India don't ask questions.
Yeh you're right, how could I forget. <walks off muttering yes sir no thank you sir no need for shoe polish just fine thank you sir>
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Here is a link from another thread on the subject.
http://www.airportsindia.org.in/aai/...ssengerfac.htm
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Originally Posted by machadinha So is that only for outgoing flights or for incoming as well? And what use are they for either if you don't know if you'll get one?
I stayed at the Internation Airport in Delhi a couple of years go - it was available as long as you were leving on a confirmed flight in the morning.

However, I am told that Delhi Airport retiring room are now closed. I am arriving at about 11:00 pm and leaving again at 10am. Any one can suggest somewhere sensible to rest which doesn't involve an hour drive to the city and back?
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I'm arriving Thurs nite & connecting to Leh Fri early morning. Was also relying on the retiring rooms. Would be such a waste of time & money to take a room for just a few hours and do the round-trip. I suppose a hole in South Delhi can be found if need be.
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Let us know whether the retiring rooms are still open and whether you managed to get one. According to the Airport Authority Website they are available at both airports - more at Domestic than International - but according to a friend they now only have dorms.

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Update: Person at the Transfer Lounge of international airport said no retiring rooms at international (he did not offer to arrange a hotel room instead so i assume it is accurate info). But if you have to transfer to a domestic flight leaving within 24 hours take the free airport transfer coach to domestic airport and contact airport manager for retiring rooms.

Transfer Lounge is located on the left just as you come out of the customs area.
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Same experience. I arrived in Delhi on 9/1 with a domestic flight a few hours later. There are retiring rooms in the domestic terminal; as stated, you need to contact the airport manager. But it seemed more hassle than it was worth, so I joined the masses who were in the same situation and laid out across three chairs. Not a problem. The area was air-conditioned and there is a tea and water kiosk open at all times.

Re intl terminal, had a flight a few days ago at 6:45am and arrived at the airport around midnight and was desperate to lay down. There is a rather large hall across from the terminal for departing passengers only; you need to present ticket and 30 Rs. Was told to contact the airport manager regarding retiring rooms. Again, I opted to lay out across three chairs and caught some decent shut-eye. I also took a much-needed shower in the bathroom, which had a shower stall (neither the best nor the worst but very serviceable nonetheless). There is also a very decent 24-hr restaurant-bar in the same building as the departure hall and the hall has the usual snack bar. Prices were above-average but with rupees to burn I didn't care.

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