It’s time to get bitten by the travel bug again because AirAsia X has just announced direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to the famed “Pink City” of India, Jaipur
The airline is the first low-cost long-haul carrier to fly directly from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur
, the capital city of Rajasthan, further improving its connectivity between AirAsia X’s regional network in Malaysia and India.
The new unique route will fly four times a week, beginning 5 February 2018 onwards
. And it wouldn’t be AirAsia if they didn’t offer special promos to celebrate another milestone. So, this Kuala Lumpur-Jaipur route is no exception.
Starting today, the low-cost airline is offering promotional all-in fares from as low as RM229 for economy seat and RM699 one way for premium flatbed seats
You can now book your tickets on AirAsia’s website
for travel period between 5 February and 21 November 2018
Prior to this, AirAsia X travellers would have to spend a bit more time and money to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur.
They would have to fly first from Kuala Lumpur to Delhi for five hours and 30 minutes, or to Mumbai for five hours, before taking a domestic flight. Then, they would have to spend another hour or two from Delhi or Mumbai in order to arrive at Jaipur.
And for those who prefer travelling on ground, they would have to spend at least five hours on the road to get to Jaipur from Delhi, and about half the journey from Mumbai.
Needless to say, the new Kuala Lumpur-Jaipur route makes it way more convenient and affordable for both business and leisure travellers. The total journey of the direct route is cut short to only five hours and 30 minutes
Here is the flight schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) to Jaipur, India (JAI)
- Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur: AirAsia X Flight D7 184 will fly four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, STD: 7pm (KUL); ETA: 10pm (JAI)
- Jaipur to Kuala Lumpur: AirAsia X Flight D7 185 will fly four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, STD: 11.15pm (JAI); ETA: 7.05am (KUL)
Jaipur is a historical city that was built in the 18th century as a royal capital for the region's maharaja
s. Its nickname, "Pink City" came from the trademark rose-coloured buildings that were painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1876.
Today, the landscape of Jaipur is filled with forts, palaces and golden sands, just to name a few.
If you need further convincing to consider travelling to Jaipur, here are a few things you can find in this magical city that you should totally add to your bucket list.
The majestic City Palace is a complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings located in the centre of the Old City. it was built for the maharaja
of Jaipur in 1729. Once you're in, look out for the courtyard decorate with peacocks. You'll be mesmerised just walking through this palace.
Palace of the Winds
The Palace of the Winds, or Hawa Mahal, is probably the most distinctive landmark in Jaipur as you can see from its beautiful honeycombed structure that's crafted from pink and red sandstone. During the summer, the palace's windows, all 953 of them, lets in the cool breeze, earning the name "palace of the winds".
You can ride to the top of Amber Fort, or Amer Fort, on an elephant, just like how the kings back in the day used to do. Take the time to explore the magnificent rooms and beautiful walls that are covered in floral patterns of mirror and glass that reflect the sunlight. You can also venture into the secret passages that take you straight to the royal chambers.
Shop till you drop at Jaipur's most famous bazaars where you can find authentic and traditional Rajasthani clothes and jewellery, such as Johari Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, Chandpol Bazaar, Nehru Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar.
This city is a haven for foodies because here you'll find delicious and exotic Rajasthani dishes like Dal-batti-churma, Mawa Kachori, Mirchi Bada, Ghewar, and so much more.
So, you know what to do. Book your tickets now at AirAsia's website while the promo lasts!