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 capital city of Manipur, Imphal is a beautiful destination blessed with scenic landscape and rich cultural heritage. In addition to its breathtaking mist-covered mountainous vistas, the city boasts of a number of attractions that hold strong historical significance. On a trip to Imphal, tourists can explore ruins of the Palace of Kangla; visit the Manipur State Museum to discover historical artefacts related to the history of this place and shop for local produce and handloom items at Ima Keithel- a local market run by women. Shree Govindajee Temple is a popular place of religious importance and one of the finest architectural creations in the city. On an Imphal tour, one must not miss to pay a visit to Loktak Lake- the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India. This lake forms an integral part of Keibul Lamjao National Park- a 40 sq km area park that serves as home to ‘Eld's deer’- one of world’s most endangered species. Included in the Guinness Book of Records, Sambal- Lei-Sekpil garden is another place of tourist interest. Manipur Zoological Gardens and Matai Garden are other places that are sure to leave every nature lover mesmerised. Known for a rich heritage and rare biodiversity, this place is a true treasure trove of nature that must be visited. MakeMyTrip offers a number of tailor-made travel packages, amongst which tourists can avail a suitable package to travel around this city conveniently.