Air India is the national flag carrier of India and has been providing air services since October 15th, 1932. Initially its name was Tata Airlines but later it was changed to Air India. It is India’s first international airline that offers a distinctive look with a red colored flying swan. It provides luxurious air services to international passengers at economical costs and discounted fares. Air India offers many international flights but the US is the most important international destination and a large number of passengers travel between India and the United States on a daily basis. Air India had the honour of being the first airline to start commercial operations from the recently opened Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport at Durgapur with a flight connecting Kolkata to Durgapur and back. The inaugural flight was operated by Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India.
Serving as the capital of the Indian state of Odisha, Bhubaneswar is a heritage destination that is renowned for its ancient temples and classical architecture. The Old Town of this city presents a collection of nearly 400 Hindu temples, making it a must-visit part of the city on any trip to Bhubaneswar. Built in the 11th Century, Lingaraj Temple is one of the major attractions of this city. The presence of Bindu Sarovara- a huge water body greatly enhances the beauty of the city. Another important place of tourist interest is Dhauli Giri- a picturesque hill, located around eight km away from the city. This site is popular as the place where Emperor Ashoka renounced violence after waging the Kalinga War and embraced Buddhism. Nandankanan Zoo presents a rare biodiversity for the visitors to explore. The Museum of Tribal Art & Artefacts is an interesting place to visit on a Bhubaneswar tour. Other popular places that can keep tourists engaged in sightseeing for days are Khandagiri and Udayagiri, Mukteshwara Temple, Rajarani Temple, Odisha State Museum and Deras Dam. To make the best use of time and resources during a stay here, it would be wise for travellers to pick a suitable travel package from MakeMyTrip.