I am booking a trip to Dehradun from Dubai, via New Delhi.

My incoming flight will be on Emirates, and the domestic flight will be on whichever airline is most convenient.

My questions are:

  1. According to the agent, I will need to clear immigration at Delhi and collect my checked-in baggage and then go to the domestic terminal and check in for the flight to Dehradun. Is this correct ?

  2. How much time should I leave between the scheduled arrival and departure times at Delhi (both for arriving and departing India).

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    "1. According to somebody whose job it is to know about X, I should do X. Random strangers on the internet, is this true?" Oct 11, 2016 at 10:32
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    Oct 11, 2016 at 10:41
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New Delhi airport has two terminal buildings. The new one houses "Terminal 3 (T3)", the remaining are in the old terminal. Emirates will most likely land at T3. For your domestic leg (Delhi-Dehradun), the terminal depends on the airline. Air India, Vistara and Jet Airways use T3, the remaining use the old terminals.

There is a shuttle bus between the two terminals, and a metro rail link is under construction as well, but I have no up to date info on these.

For less hassle pick one of these. If you book star alliance, you can take an Air India flight for DEL-DED. Jet has codeshares with Etihad.

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