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Malaysia Travel Guide: Your Ultimate Travel Companion

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A beautiful mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences and colonial architechture is what attracts most tourists to Malaysia, the land of beautiful islands. Lying between the Malay Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo, the country is home to numerous breathtaking beaches and is a mix of mordern lifestyle and lively bustle of a developing nation. Multicultural population, delicious cuisine, tropical weather and a variety of Festivals is what makes Malaysia special.

There's never a dull moment in Malaysia, with hundreds of things to do, see and shop, you'll have a packed Malaysia tour package and if you don't enjoy the hustle, just lay by the exotic beaches and drown in the breathtaking sunset, it's a worthwhile experience in itself. Immerse yourself in the jungles of Danum Valley, spot wildlife in their habitat, go underwater exploring at Sipadan, among world's best scuba sites or simply go hiking and enjoy a view of pinnacles from the top of Gunung Mulu National Park, the world's largest cave chamber.

Getting to Malaysia

Several flights operate from major Indian cities to Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is the most common arrival city. Both LCC (Low-cost carriers) and FCC (Full-cost carriers) operate here.

Best rates for this route is usually available when you book 6-7 months prior.

Delhi5h, 0 stopsRs. 16239
Chennai4h, 0 stopsRs. 13117
Kolkata4h, 0 stopsRs. 15787
Mumbai5h, 0 stopsRs. 19989
Bengaluru4h, 0 stopsRs. 17638
Tiruchirappalli4h, 0 stopsRs. 15208
Kochi4h, 0 stopsRs. 15270
Hyderabad4h, 0 stopsRs. 17625

Best Time to Go to Malaysia

While Malaysia hosts tropical temperatures almost throughout the year, the best months to visit the west coast are December-April and the east coast islands are April-October, given the notable and stark climate difference between the eastern and western parts of the country.

Visa Requirements for Malaysia

Visa is free on Arrival or visitor visa is mandatory for all the Indian Passport holders

Cost of visa 


Processing time

Visitor visa takes 15 days minimum

Documents to carry

  • Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months.
  • Flight Vouchers
  • Hotel Vouchers

Public Transport in Malaysia

Most urban cities in Malaysia like the capital Kuala Lumpur have well connected roads and extensive bus services that run within cities like the Go KL City Bus that provides free rides along 4 routes in KL. The country also has a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line that connects most tourist areas in the city of Kuala Lumpur in addition to which are Komuters which cater to the locals and do not cover as many tourist spots but are comparatively cheaper and can drive you to places like the Batu Caves. The city also has light rail options that are convenient and comfortable.

Taxi & Airport transfer for Malaysia

Taxis are easily available at the airport and prominently marketed. You'll have to wait in a queue but the queues move quickly and a taxi ride to the city or your hotel will cost you anywhere around 1250-1750 INR, depending upon the quality of taxi you choose. For queries you can approach the attendants at the airport tell them your destination and the type of taxi (budget/premier/minivan) and they'll inform you about the fare which you can pay by either cash/card.

Transport & City Passes in Malaysia

The Touch 'n Go Travel Card is available for travellers at almost all stations in Kuala Lumpur. It is a pre-paid smart pass that includes subsidised travel fares for all bus and rail trips with Rapid KL, NadiPUTRA, Ampang & Sri Petaling (formerly known as STAR Line), Kelana Jaya (formerly known as PUTRA Line), KTM Komuter, KL Monorail and Express Rail Link (ERL) lines, and also unlimited rides on all RapidKL LRT and buses throughout the day with only 118 INR being deducted from this smartcard. The card costs 170 INR and is valid upto 7 days of purchase.

Driving & Car Rental in Malaysia

Driving in Malaysia can be a pleasant experience, especially on the Peninsular Malaysia highways. It is also na great way to explore the city at your own luxurious pace and a car rental will cost you around 2670-3670 INR/Day. Some of the popular car rentals include Zest car rentals, Economy car rentals and RentalCars.com.

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