Jet Airways has announced that it will provide flights to Gaya and Varanasi from Bangkok, which could appeal to travellers following the Buddhist circuit.
From October 6th, the Indian airline will offer routes from the Thai Capital to the Indian cities, both of which are sacred to Buddhists.
Both destinations will enjoy twice-weekly services, with flights departing Bangkok and landing in Gaya then continuing to Varanasi on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Flights to the Thai capital from those destinations will also occur on the same days.
One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi is situated on the left bank of the River Ganges. Gaya, which is located close by, houses the Mahabodhi temple, a Unesco heritage site where the Buddha is said to have reached a stage of enlightenment.
This week, the Indian airline also expanded the number of routes it offers from Mumbai to Saudi Arabia with the launch of new flights to the city of Riyadh.