Arrivals & Departures India’s Pink City: AirAsia X launches cheap flights to Jaipur

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West Australians can fly to Jaipur with the launch of four-times-weekly flights to via Kuala Lumpur by the low-cost airline.

Starting on February 5 next year, the new route makes Jaipur as an affordable option for West Australians, with a return flight costing a touch under $500 at time of writing.

AirAsia X is the first low-cost long-haul carrier to fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. The announcement follows the launch of the Bangkok to Jaipur route in September by short-haul affiliate AirAsia Thailand.

“Before this, guests wanting to travel to Jaipur with us would have had to first fly from Kuala Lumpur to Delhi for five hours and 30 minutes, or to Mumbai for five hours before taking a domestic flight, spending quite a bit for another hour from Delhi or two and a half hours from Mumbai to reach Jaipur,” AirAsia X chief executive officer Benyamin Ismail said.

For Perth passengers, the inward journey will take 17 hours and 40 minutes with a layover of 6.5 hours in KL. On the way back, the layover is 17 hours, meaning a stopover in KL will be well worth your while.    

The historic city of Jaipur is often regarded as one of most beautiful in India, with its majestic forts, temples and rich cultural heritage.

Must-see landmarks include the Amber Palace, City Palace, Hawa Mahal (pictured at top), Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar and Panna Meena ka Kund.

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