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.
One of the most popular places of religious importance in India - Gaya attracts thousands of visitors from all corners of the country and world every year. Dotted with hills from all sides, Gaya - the second largest city of Bihar – boasts of attractions that are truly captivating. A significant land for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, the city is sprinkled with countless numbers of temples and ghats. The presence of the Falgu River adds to the sanctity of the place. During the monsoon season, especially September-October, hundreds of people visit the city to take a dip in this holy river and offer prayers for the departed family members. Located on the banks of the Falgu River, the Vishnupad Temple is one of the major attractions of Gaya. Known to have been built on the site where footprints of Lord Vishnu were found, this temple features a 40 cm long foot print of the God incised on a rock, which is enclosed by a silver-plated basin. Other places that tourists can visit in Gaya are the Surya Kund, Mahabodhi Temple, Barabar Caves, Pretshila Hill and Akshayabat. From atop the Pretshila Hills tourists can behold unobtrusive and breathtaking views of the surroundings. From MakeMyTrip, tourists can avail one of many exciting travel packages to travel around this holy city without any discomfort.