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 Rajasthan, Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Famous as the Pink City, this place is known for its colourful culture, majestic forts, beautiful palaces and temples, attracting tourists from all parts of the world. On a trip to Jaipur, visitors can explore the Hawa Mahal - known for its unique architecture, behold the magnificent sight of Sheesh Mahal - decorated with thousands of mirror-tiles and visit Jantar Mantar – an astronomical observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh. The Jal Mahal is one of the most beautiful palaces here, built in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. The City Palace in the Old City is a classic example of Indo-Islamic architecture and is worth visiting on a Jaipur tour. The Nahargarh Fort - offering spectacular views of the lake, Jaigarh Fort - known for the world’s largest wheeled cannon and the enigmatic palace-fort complex of Amber Fort are some of the must-visit places here. The city houses a large number of temples, beautiful gardens and busy marketplaces as well. No wonder, Jaipur is one of the most iconic heritage destinations in India. To explore this city conveniently, MakeMyTrip offers a number of customised Jaipur tour packages for convenience of visitors.