It was 1oth of October evening and I was excited to the core because I was finally travelling after a long hiatus. I was very much looking for this holiday from such a long time as this is the first time I was travelling post my pregnancy. And my excitement knew no bounds when I got to know that our flight was from the newly opened Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport Terminal 2.
My husband, I and our kids were travelling to Delhi from Terminal 2 of Bengaluru Airport. Let me confess, my overall experience of Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport Terminal 2 was surreal to say the least.
Referred to as the ‘Terminal in a Garden’, T2 is a tribute to the garden city of Bengaluru.
Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport Terminal 2
Our senses were instantly stimulated by the elements of nature everywhere the moment we reached T2. There was greenery all around. The walls are made of brick and ceilings are made of bamboo. The entrance and check-in features hanging planted onion baskets one above the other, called veils. T-2 has 10,235sq m of green walls around the terminal, hanging gardens that cascade down from the terminal roof on the bronze veils.
The interiors of T2 Terminal gives a contemporary yet classic look and feel. Here all you can spot is Vertical greenery with hanging gardens, umpteen waterfalls and ceilings made of criss cross bamboo. Also, you can see bells suspended from the ceiling inside the terminal. There are green lagoons and an extensive forest belt area between the terminal and boarding piers. T2 features 3,600+ plant species, 620 endemic plants, 150 palm species, 7,700 transplanted trees, 96 lotus species, 100 varieties of lilies, and 180 rare, endangered and threatened species.
You will be amazed to know that hanging from the ceiling alone are 150,000 live plants of various species.
Throughout this swanky Airport, you can see lots of modern decor, beautiful infrastructure and branded showrooms.
Apart from that, Enchanting Artworks inspired by Karnataka’s rich culture and heritage has been installed at T2 to engage visitors.
The Airport is built with a theme of Nausara and Karnataka’s heritage and culture. 43 artists from across Karnataka and other Indian states were commissioned to create 60 art pieces. The artwork showcases the cultural diversity and art forms of southern India.
T2 is a Tribute to the garden city, and hence it is actually a terminal in a Garden. This Architectural marvel T2 stands for four pillars: Terminal in a Garden, Technology, sustainability, and art & culture.
The terminal has super spacious check-in counters and self-bag-drop counters to facilitate hassle-free and swift check-in processes.
T-2 have a dual operation of both international and domestic flights. I was very much enchanted by the beauty of T-2 where the rich culture of Karnataka meets Innovation.
I love how free of cost buggy service is provided to and from the gates for the ease of flyers. Also, the modern washrooms are of some other level.Our check-in and security check was seamless and fast. Since we were carrying an infant, so the buggy person himself came to us and offered us buggy ride. Without a doubt, this one is one of the best airports of India.
Guys trust me, Your pre and post flight experience is gonna be superb while travelling through T-2.
Happy Flying guys!