Jaipur is home to opulent architectural treasures such as the Hawa Mahal. (Courtesy of Rajasthan Tourism)
Jaipur is home to opulent architectural treasures such as the Hawa Mahal. (Courtesy of Rajasthan Tourism)

Visions in pink and white

World August 01, 2017 11:41

By The Nation

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AirAsia introduces two new Thailand-India connections, paving the way to the state of Rajasthan and the Taj Mahal with Bangkok-Jaipur with flights from Don Mueang International Airport every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday starting September 29.



Another route takes tourists to South India with Bangkok-Tiruchirappalli 4 times a week from Don Mueang International Airport every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday starting September 28. Aiming to attract Indian shoppers to Thailand, the new routes come with promotional fares available for booking from now until August 13. 

Flying direct to Jaipur starts from Bt 1,990 per way for travel between September 29 to August 28, 2018, and straight to Tiruchirappalli from Bt1,690 per way between September 28 to August 28, 2018.

Tassapon Bijleveld, chief executive officer of Thai AirAsia, says the airline will continue to penetrate the Indian market in the latter half of 2017, Indian travellers rank sixth among the most frequent visitors to Thailand while the Kingdom responds to all kinds of lifestyles from shoppers and night-time entertainment seekers to travellers looking for hospitality and wellness retreat. 

The airline is confident that the two new routes will stimulate tourism for both countries.

The Pink City is the gateway to the Taj Mahal and is home to opulent architectural treasures such as the Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Old City Market. It is also a great way visit India’s other popular cities, Jodhpur (the Blue City), Udaipur (the White City) and Jaisalmer (the Gold City), each with its own wealth of palaces, forts and religious sites. 

At the same time, with four weekly flights from Bangkok to Tiruchirappalli, travellers can experience a city full of culture and history that has long played a pivotal role in the South India as Tamil Nadu’s centre for trade, industry and education. The city hosts such fascinating attractions as the Ucchi Pillayar Rock Fort Temple, a structure made from one of the world’s oldest rock formations at 3.8 billion years ago and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, where some of the country’s holiest relics are preserved.

Thai AirAsia presently flies direct from Thailand to Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Kochi.