I am an Indian citizen travelling from Istanbul to Kolkata. I have booked with Turkish Airlines. My Istanbul-Delhi leg is with Indigo and I arrive in Delhi at 05:00. And then my Delhi-Kolkata leg is with Air India departing at 14:00. The entire journey has a single PNR.

Is it possible to exit Delhi airport for the duration of my transit? Is there like a special procedure to be followed for that?

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Yes, you can exit the airport freely. You will clear Indian immigration & customs at Delhi, after which you can choose to stay in the terminal (both your arriving and departing flights are to/from Terminal 3) or continue anywhere else in Delhi.

  • but given that it is a single booking I will receive my baggage in Kolkatta so I think customs is not possible in Delhi.
    – a_parida
    Aug 18, 2019 at 13:25
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    @k_parida You will collect your bags at Delhi, take them through Customs, and then recheck them for your connecting flight. Aug 18, 2019 at 21:28
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    @jpatokal, can you explain this last comment please? As op says, on a connected flight you usually get the bags when the whole flight is finished, you do not keep getting/checking them in after each leg. What indicates, that in op's case that's what would happen? Aug 19, 2019 at 1:45
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    @AndrewSavinykh They are flying internationally into India, so immigration & customs happens at the port of entry, namely Delhi. See this Q&A for more detail: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/108529/… Aug 19, 2019 at 2:03

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