Airports in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a vast country in Central Asia that has a diverse cities that offer unique experiences, rich history, and stunning landscapes. And, travelling to this wonderful destination has just become easy with IndiGo flights to Almaty and several other cities across Kazakhstan. The country is well-known for its cultural heritage, which is evident in its traditional music, dance, and craftsmanship. Besides its heritage there are many cities with modern developments like in Astana, previously known as Nur-Sultan, which showcases futuristic architecture and urban planning. Adding to the country's natural allure are attractions like the Caspian Sea, the world's largest inland body of water, and the serene beauty of Lake Balkhash and Lake Alakol.

All you need to know about airport in Kazakhstan for a hassle-free journey 

Planning to explore this Central Asian country of Kazakhstan? Book your flights to Almaty and begin your exploration. Here is detailed information about Kazakhstan Airport. 

1. Almaty International Airport

Almaty International Airport is Kazakhstan's largest and busiest airport, located in Almaty. The airport offers excellent facilities and modern infrastructure, ensuring a seamless travel experience for domestic and international passengers. It serves as the main entry for tourists and business travellers visiting Kazakhstan, attracting millions of passengers annually. The airport is well-connected to the city of Almaty through various transportation options.

  • Airport address: Mailin St 2, Almaty 050039, Kazakhstan
  • Airport code: ALA

What is Kazakhstan famous for? 

Images of Jabe horses come to mind when we think of Almaty. But, besides these beautiful horses, the country has stunning architectural marvels, and the Caspian Sea, world's largest inland water body shared with four other countries. 

Places to visit in Kazakhstan 

  • Astana (formally known as Nur-Sultan): Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan and a modern city known for its futuristic architecture and urban planning. Iconic landmarks like the Bayterek Tower, symbolising a mythical tree of life, and the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, designed as a giant tent, are must-visit attractions here. Astana also offers a vibrant cultural experience with museums, theatres, and art galleries that showcase the country's heritage and contemporary art. 
  • Almaty: Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty is a cultural hub located on the foothills of the Tien Shan Mountains. The city boasts a mix of historical charm and modern developments that can be seen at the Ascension Cathedral, Central State Museum, and Panfilov Park with its iconic Zenkov Cathedral. Almaty also serves as a gateway to outdoor adventures, with nearby hiking trails, ski resorts, and a picturesque lake. 
  • Shymkent: Shymkent, the third-largest city in Kazakhstan, is a lively urban centre with a rich history. Here, you can explore historical sites which include the Mubarak Mosque and Regional History Museum. The nearby Turkestan city, home to the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a significant pilgrimage destination. 
  • Karaganda: Situated in the central region of Kazakhstan, Karaganda has a unique industrial history. The KarLag Memorial Museum showcases the city's past as a centre of the Soviet labour camp system. The Karaganda Regional Museum offer insights into the region's cultural and natural heritage.
  • Atyrau: Located on the banks of the Caspian Sea, Atyrau is the centre of Kazakhstan's oil industry, and known for its energy-related activities. Atyrau also offers the opportunity to explore the nearby Caspian Sea coastline and experience the local culture.
  • Aktau: It is a coastal city located on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea. It is a popular destination for those interested in water activities such as swimming, fishing, and boat trips. The nearby unique landscapes of the Ustyurt Plateau and Karagiye Depression are worth exploring.

Visa and Immigration

Indian passport holders require a valid Kazakhstan visa to enter the country. The passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the intended departure date. You may also have to provide proof of accommodation, travel itinerary, and sufficient finances for the stay. Your Kazakhstan visa for tourism is issued for a maximum of 30 days. 

IndiGo flights to Kazakhstan from India

For flights to Kazakhstan from India, IndiGo has launched regular flights in a codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines. To find the most up-to-date flight options and schedules, check IndiGo's official website or mobile app. Additionally, you can avail various benefits, cashbacks, and other deals when you book your flights to Kazakhstan with IndiGo.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there direct IndiGo flights from India to Kazakhstan?

IndiGo has regular connecting flights from India to Kazakhstan, launched in codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines.

How long does it take to fly from India to Kazakhstan?

Flights from India to Kazakhstan take approximately 5 to 10 hours or more, depending on the flight chosen and its corresponding layover duration.

Do I need a visa to travel from India to Kazakhstan?

Yes, Indian citizens need a visa to travel to Kazakhstan for tourism or other purposes. Kazakhstan offers various types of visas, including tourist visa, business visa, and transit visa.

Which airports in Kazakhstan are international entry points?

Kazakhstan has several international airports that serve as entry points for international travellers. The main international airports include Almaty International Airport (ALA) in Almaty, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (NQZ) in Astana (Nur-Sultan), and Aktau International Airport (SCO) in Aktau, among others.

How far is Almaty International Airport from the city centre?

Almaty International Airport is located at a distance of approximately 20 km from the city centre. You can find several taxi services to get to the city.

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