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A vacation abroad can be a memorable experience. Exploring cultures, cuisines, and places offer unforgettable moments to cherish lifelong. But did you ever have to spend hours at the airport waiting for your flight while travelling abroad? If you have, you know how expensive access to airport lounges can be. What if you can get free lounge access? You must be wondering, how is that possible? 

There is a one-step solution for airport lounge access in India at zero extra charges, the Niyo Global Card. However, there are many cards with lounge access, then why choose Niyo Global? Keep reading; this article will help you know everything about this best card for lounge access. 

What is Niyo Global?

All global travellers face the biggest challenge of finding the simplest, most efficient, and most affordable way to handle payments in foreign currencies. You have various options, including carrying foreign money in cash, using an international debit or credit card, a forex card, a traveller’s check, etc. These options all have different risks, costs, and expenses. 

So, what is the solution? The Niyo Global card could be your best travel buddy and help you with easy foreign currency exchanges without forex markup charges or exchange fees. It is also the best card for airport lounge access.

What are the features of the Niyo Global Card?

Working like an International Debit Card, Niyo Global card helps people travel in more than 150 countries hassle-free in terms of currency. It comes with various extraordinary features like:

  1. Zero Forex Markup:

    Upon converting INR into the currencies of 150+ countries, Niyo Global card charges no forex fees. 

  2. Free Loading and Unloading the Card:

    There are no additional charges on loading the INR or unloading the card. You may also avail the services for as long as you want, as Niyo Global Card comes with a lifetime validity. 

  3. Up to 6.5% Annual Interest p.a.

    The amount that you do not spend, also earns an annual interest of up to 6.5% p.a. With monthly payouts. 

  4. In-app Currency Converter

    The currency converter within the app provides you with a real-time exchange rate, so there are no surprises afterward.

  5. Load in INR and Spend in 150+ Countries

    You can load the Niyo Global card with INR before leaving for your trip or while you are already abroad. You can use it in more than 150 countries around the world.

  6. Tap and Pay 

    The Niyo Global card enables contactless in-store payments, resulting in faster transactions and lesser wait time at checkout without the card ever leaving your hand.

  7. Complimentary Airport Lounge Access

     It is always best to choose travel cards with lounge access at the airport during travelling. You can now travel in luxury with your Niyo Global card, thanks to complimentary airport lounge access in India at domestic/international terminals of major airports.

  8. In-app ATM Locator

    FInding an ATM in a foreign country can be challenging. The in-app ATM locator is a helpful tool that can assist you in locating the closest ATM wherever you may be in the world if you require cash while travelling in the preferred local currency. 

Niyo Global Card Airport Lounge Access List

Sr NoCityLounge NameTerminal TypeTerminal NumberAddressOpening Hours
1AhmedabadThe LoungeDomesticTerminal 1Airside – Domestic Departures. After Security, 1st Floor and the lounge
is
located once crossing the Food Court.
24 hours daily
2AhmedabadThe LoungeInternationalTerminal 2Airside – International Departures. After Security Hold area, 1st Floor.24 hours daily
3AmritsarCosta CoffeeDomestic/Airside – Domestic Departures, Ground Floor, near Gates 2A, 2B and 2C. Please note that the restaurant may exceed their seating limit at   certain times of the day & access to the restaurant is at their sole discretion.05:00 – 00:00 daily
Note: For Cardholders who pay for individual visits or guest visits, please check this particular offer against your visit fee to ensure it represents value for you. We advise Cardholders to review full Conditions of access below before visiting.
4AmritsarCosta CoffeeDomestic/Airside – Domestic Departures, 1st Floor, near Gates 3 and 4. Please note that the restaurant may exceed their seating limit at certain times of the day & access to the restaurant is at their sole discretion.05:00 – 00:00 daily
Note: For Cardholders who pay for individual visits or guest visits, please check this particular offer against your visit fee to ensure it represents value for you. We advise Cardholders to review full Conditions of access below before visiting.
5AmritsarCosta CoffeeInternational/Airside – International Departures, 1st Floor, near Gates 6 and 7. Please note that the restaurant may exceed their seating limit at certain times of the day & access to the restaurant is at their sole discretion.24 hours daily
Note: For Cardholders who pay for individual visits or guest visits, please check this particular offer against your visit fee to ensure it represents value for you. We advise Cardholders to review full Conditions of access below before visiting.
6Bangalore080 International LoungeInternationalInternational TerminalAirside – International and in transit Departures. Level 1, opposite Starbucks,
next to Forest Essentials.
24 hours daily
7Bangalore080 Domestic LoungeDomesticDomestic TerminalAirside – Domestic and in transit
Departures. Level 2, above Swarovski, opposite Fossil.
24 hours daily
8BangaloreBLR International LoungeInternationalInternational TerminalAirside – International Departures. The lounge is located near Gate 18.24 hours daily
9BangaloreBLR Domestic LoungeDomesticDomestic TerminalAirside – Domestic Departures. The
lounge is located on the Mezzanine Level after Security Checks.
24 hours daily
10BhubaneswarBird LoungeDomesticTerminal 1Landside – Domestic Departures. The lounge is located near Gate 2.04:00 – 23:00 daily.
11ChandigarhPlaza Premium LoungeDomesticDomestic TerminalAirside – Domestic Departures, 1st Floor.24 hours daily.
Note: The lounge is temporarily closed until further notice.
12ChandigarhPlaza Premium LoungeInternationalInternational TerminalAirside – International Departures, near Gate No. 2 (next to
Immigration).
11:00 – 17:00 daily
Note: The lounge is temporarily closed until further notice.
13ChennaiTravel ClubDomesticDomestic TerminalAirside – Domestic Departures. After Security Checks, turn right towards Gate
1. The lounge is located on the 3rd Floor.
24 hours daily.
14ChennaiTravel ClubDomesticDomestic TerminalAirside – Domestic Departures, inside the Security Hold Area, take the lift opposite Gate 5 to the 3rd Floor and the lounge is located
approximately 10 metres straight ahead.
24 hours daily.
15ChennaiTravel ClubInternationalInternational TerminalAirside – International Departures. After Security Checks, proceed through the Security Hold Area and turn right towards the old International Terminal and take the lift to the 1st Floor. The lounge is located near Gate 11.20:00 – 03:00 daily
16ChennaiTravel ClubInternationalNew International TerminalAirside – International Departures. After Security Checks, proceed through the Security Hold Area, turn left and take the lift opposite Gate 17 to the 3rd Floor. The lounge is located at the end
of the corridor.
24 hours daily.
17ChennaiTravel ClubInternationalInternational TerminalAirside – International Departures. After Security Checks, proceed through the Security Hold Area and turn right towards the old International Terminal.
Take the lift down to the 1st Floor and
the lounge is located near Gate 16.
20:00 – 10:00 daily
18CochinEarth LoungeInternationalTerminal 3Airside – International Departures. After Security Checks and Passport Control, take the escalator on the right hand side to the 3rd Floor. The lounge is located on the left hand side of the Food Court
area.
24 hours daily.
19CochinEarth LoungeDomesticTerminal 1Airside – Domestic Departures. After Security Checks, take the lift to the 2nd Floor and the lounge is located on the
right hand side.
04:00  – 23:30 daily.
20CoimbatoreBlackBerry Restaurant & BarDomestic/Airside – Domestic Departures, after Security Hold Area, 1st Floor.Please note that the restaurant may exceed their seating limit at certain times of the day & access to the restaurant is at their sole discretion.10:00 – 21:30 daily
NOTE: For Cardholders who pay for individual visits or guest visits, please check this particular offer against your visit fee to ensure it represents value for you.
We advise Cardholders to review full Conditions of access below before visiting.Blackberry Restaurant & Bar is an ideal place for travellers to relax, freshen-up and enjoy a selection of food, Indian buffet, special high-tea snacks prepared by their chefs.
21Dehra DunBird LoungeDomestic/Landside – Domestic Departures. The lounge is located on the Ground Floor near the Check-in counters.24 hours daily
Note: Hours may vary according to flight schedules.
22GoaGood Times BarDomesticDomestic TerminalAirside – Domestic Departures, after Security Hold Area, Level 2, near Gate F.Please note that the restaurant may exceed their seating limit at certain times of the day & access to the
restaurant is at their sole discretion.
11:00 – 23:00 daily
Note: For Cardholders who pay for individual visits or guest visits, please check this particular offer against your visit fee to ensure it represents value for you.
We advise Cardholders to review full Conditions of access below before visiting.Good Time Bar at Goa Airport offers an absolute addictive and energetic
vibe.
23GuwahatiPrimus LoungeDomestic/Airside – Domestic Departures. After Security Hold Area, Ground Floor, near
Gate 2.
24 hours daily.
24HyderabadGMR Domestic LoungeDomesticDomestic TerminalAirside – Domestic Departures. After Check-in on Level F, proceed through Immigration and Passport Control and take the lift near Gate
28 down to the lounge located on Level E.
24 hours daily
25HyderabadGMR International LoungeInternationalInternational TerminalAirside – International Departures. After Check-in on Level F, proceed through Immigration and Passport Control. Pass the Duty Free shop, turn right and take the lift at Gate 32A down to the lounge located on
Level E.
24 hours daily
26JaipurPrimus LoungeDomesticTerminal 2Airside – Domestic Departures. After the Security Hold Area. The lounge is
located on the 1st Floor.
24 hours daily.
27KolkataTravel ClubDomesticTerminal 1Airside – Domestic Departures.
Mezzanine Level. After Security Checks, when still inside the Security Area, turn left where the lounge is located.
04:00 – 00:00 daily
28KolkataTravel ClubInternationalTerminal 2Airside -International Departures. Mezzanine Level. After Security
Checks, the lounge is located on the right hand side.
24 hours daily
29KolkataTravel Club Lounge AnexDomesticTerminal 1Airside – Domestic Departures,
Mezzanine Level, after Security Checks turn left.
07:00 – 22:00 daily
30KolkataTravel ClubInternationalTerminal 2Airside – International Departures. After Security Checks, the lounge is located
opposite Gate 10.
24 hours daily
31Kozhikode (Calicut)Bird LoungeInternationalTerminal 2Airside – International Departures, inside the Security Hold Area. The lounge is
located on Level 1, near Gate 1.
24 hours daily
32LucknowThe LoungeDomesticTerminal 2Airside – Domestic Departures. After Security Checks, 1st Floor, next to the
‘Ile Bar™’.
06:00 – 23:00 daily.
33MumbaiLoyalty LoungeInternationalTerminal 2Airside – International Departures. After Security Checks, turn right and
proceed through the Lotus House. Take the lift in Pranaam Lounge to the 3rd Floor.
24 hours daily
34MumbaiTravel ClubDomesticTerminal 2Airside – Domestic transit and Domestic departures only. The lounge is located
opposite Gate 44.
24 hours daily.
35MumbaiTravel ClubDomesticTerminal 1Airside – Domestic Departures. The
lounge is located on the 3rd Floor opposite Gate 44.
24 hours daily.
36MumbaiOasis LoungeDomesticTerminal 1Airside – Domestic Departures. Proceed through the Security Hold Area
and take the lift next to Security Check counter No.9 up to the next floor.
24 hours daily.
37NagpurMandarin LoungeDomestic/Landside – Domestic Departures, before Security Checks, 1st Floor.09:00 – 23:00 daily.
38NagpurPlaza Premium LoungeDomesticDomestic TerminalAirside – Domestic Departures , 1st Floor.24 hours daily
Note: The lounge is temporarily closed until further notice.
39New DelhiPlaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Departures)DomesticTerminal 2Airside – Domestic Departures, near Gate 25.24 hours daily.
Note: The lounge is temporarily closed until further notice.
40New DelhiEncalm LoungeDomesticTerminal 1DAirside – Domestic Departures. After Security hold area, Level 2, Mezzanine
Level.
24 hours daily
41New DelhiEncalm LoungeInternationalTerminal 3Airside – International Departures. The lounge is located in the Security Hold Area, Food Court Level, next to the Encalm Spa.24 hours daily
42New DelhiPlaza Premium Lounge (Domestic Departures)DomesticTerminal 3Airside – Domestic Departures. Follow signs ‘Lounge A’ from the F/G Gates and take the escalator on your right hand side down to where the lounge is
located.
24 hours daily
Note: The lounge is temporarily closed until further notice.
43PuneEarth LoungeDomesticTerminal 1Airside – Domestic Departures. After
Security Checks, 1st Floor, opposite Gate 5.
24 hours daily
44SrinagarPaahun The Executive LoungeInternationalTerminal 1Airside – 1st Floor, near Gate 1.05:00 – 22:00 daily.
45ThiruvananthapuramBird LoungeInternationalTerminal 2Airside – International Departures, inside
the Security Hold Area. The lounge is located on Level 1, near Gates 4 and 5.
24 hours daily

What are the charges applicable on the card?

Niyo Global won’t charge you any special exchange rate. There are no charges to load or unload the money. That means you can loan any amount of money in INR and spend it in any foreign currency. The app takes care of the currency exchange, so you don’t have to do it manually. On top of that, opening a digital account with Niyo is also convenient, as there is no joining fee. The users also don’t have to pay any annual debit card fee that many traditional banks charge for using their debit card. All in all, using Niyo Global card will be an excellent choice for international travel as you don’t have to worry about hidden charges. 

Can one get free lounge access after having a Niyo Global Card?

An airport lounge is so comfortable, making your travel worthwhile instead of tiresome. Entering this location can be challenging and even seem impossible to some without a credit card that can act as an airport lounge card. But what if you can access this lounge for free?

Niyo Global Card can also act as your airport lounge card. You can check in at the airport lounge using your card. The lounge staff will swipe your card, and a nominal fee of 2 INR will be deducted from your account to confirm that the airport lounge card is valid. This means you can get free lounge access within India after having a Niyo Global Card.

There are various cards with lounge access, but most of them charge a joining fee. Niyo Global doesn’t charge any extra cost, and because of that, it is the best card for lounge access.

Applying for an airport lounge access card

  • Apply for your Niyo Global Card, and it will also act as an airport lounge access card.
  • Your card will be charged a nominal amount of Rs. 2 for each entry at the airport lounge.
  • You can avail of complimentary lounge access for up to 4 per year (1 per quarter).

What are the eligibility criteria to get a Niyo Global Card?

Getting the Niyo Global Card is not tedious like forex cards. You don’t need to go to a bank branch to sign up; simply download the Niyo Global App.

Eligibility criteria to get a Niyo Global Card

  • You should be a resident of India.
  • You should be above the age of 18.
  • You should have your PAN, Aadhar and Passport.
  • You should have access to your Aadhar-linked mobile number. 

How can one apply for Niyo Global Card?

The Niyo Global app makes opening an account quick, simple, and entirely digital. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Install the Niyo Global app on an Android or iOS device.
  2. Enter your mobile number, followed by the OTP you receive on your phone, to confirm it.
  3. Enter your email address and confirm it using Single Sign-On or the OTP you receive to your email ID.
  4. Enter your PAN number.
  5. To complete your Aadhaar-based KYC, enter your Aadhaar number and fill out the OTP sent to the mobile phone registered with your Aadhaar.
  6. Wait for the verification.
  7. Enter your passport file number and wait for confirmation.
  8. Time to take a selfie! Take a live picture of yourself.
  9. Update your personal details and communication address.
  10. Add a nominee.
  11. Accept the terms and conditions, and viola! Your account is ready.

Conclusion

While seeing new places is enjoyable and exciting, the travel itself can occasionally feel like a hassle. Long waits, congested areas, and waiting lines are frequent at airports. Thankfully, using airport lounges can provide some relaxation for air travelers. Niyo Global is the best card for lounge access that makes your travel journey more comfortable. It offers various other offers on hotel and flight booking. Be sure to check the list of participating airport lounges before accessing one during your travel.

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