How to Survive a 20-hour layover at HIA (Part 1: The free stuffs)

My wife and I commenced our journey to India on Thursday 19 November, 2015 and it seems we’ll only arrive at our first city in our exploration of India around 3pm on Saturday 21 November, 2015. This is in part due to having a 20-hour layover at Hamad International Airport (HIA), then boarding a plane to Mumbai, catching another flight to Cochin and then a train to Alleppey, Kerala.

This is the longest layover I’ve had in recent years. Fortunately, HIA has been reconstructed and has enough activities as well as free and paid lounges to keep you busy and comfortable during your layover.

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