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.
The 'City of Eastern Light' - Guwahati is the largest city in Assam and also, the whole of North-East India. The city is wedged between the mighty Brahmaputra River and the Shillong Plateau. There are many places of religious importance, shopping streets, multiplexes and museums in the city that tempt tourists for a visit. Built by Gadapani in the 17th century, Uma Nanda Temple is one of the star attractions of this city. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this holy site lies on an island called Peacock Island in the Brahmaputra River. Tourists can take a ferry to reach this island, which also houses a Ganesh Temple. Located on top of the Neelachal Hill in the western part of the city, Kamakhya Temple is another religious site that is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Other important temples of the region are the Janardana Temple, Ugro Tara Temple, Bhubaneswari Temple and Navagraha Temple. Places for sightseeing are not limited to only temples. The Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden, Regional Science Centre, Guwahati Planetarium and Assam State Museum are other exciting places that can keep tourists engaged during their stay. MakeMyTrip offers many exciting travel packages that can help tourists travel around this city without any discomfort or inconvenience.