Malaysia is one of the richest nation in South Asia. Malaysia is known for its beaches, architectures, nature, mangroves etc. This nation is influenced by Chinese, Indian and European cultures. Malaysia is not as popular as Thailand as tourists find Malaysia more expensive than Thailand.
When to Travel:
The weather in Malaysia is generally hot and humid throughout the year. Malaysia can be broadly divided into West Coast and East Coast.
Summer Season for the west coast is during November – February and Monsoon is during April – October. Summer Season for the east coast is during April – October where as the monsoons are during November – February. The place can be easily traveled round the year.
Malaysia is fairly economical and one can spend a holiday at Malaysia is just under 40,000. Average daily cost per person per day at Malaysia is around Rs 2500.
Breakup for the same is given below:
- Visa : Approximately 4000 Rs (E-Visas can be obtained within 24-48 Hours from various websites. Travel Agents can also arrange for visas )
- Air Tickets – Return: Approximately Rs. 12,000 from Chennai/Tiruchinipalli/Kolkata when booked in advance.
- Hotel: Approximately Rs. 1,500-3,000 per day for 3 Star Category with Complimentary breakfast.
- Local Travel & Sight Seeing: Rs 10,000 (To cover prominent places of your choice).
- Shopping and Misc Expenses: Rs 15,000.
Places to Visit:
- Petronas Twin TowersPetronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur is also known as Petronas Towers are one of World’s tallest twin towers. The tower is 400+ meters in height. The Twin Towers are open to public from Tuesday till Sunday. The tickets are provided from 8:30 Am onwards. However the tickets can be purchased online to avoid inconveniences due to rush. The view from the tower is mind blowing.
- Menara KL Tower This is the tallest telecommunication tower in South East Asia and the seventh tallest in the world. The view from the top is beautiful! One can see Petronas tower from this tower.
- Langkawi Cable Car The cable ride provides mesmerizing view of the mountains, lake and villages near by. The package is around Rs 4000 which includes pickup-drop, entry ticket, transfers.
- Langkawi Sky Bridge This is an amazing bridge with great views. The peculiarity of this bridge is that the bridge is held together through wires. This suspension bridge stands tall between two mountains. The fearless can look down through the transparent material which is used at floor of the bridge.
- Islamic Arts Museum This is a four leveled art museum with an impressive collection of Islamic artifacts in Kuala Lumpur. Various scaled models of mosques from round the world can be found here.
- Central Market Central market was built in 1888 and was a shopping shopping destination before the shopping malls started taking over the city. This market is still a great place to shop souvenirs, gifts and to taste some authentic local cuisine as well.
- Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
This is on of Malaysia’s top amusement and water park. Apart from regular rides one can experience Bungy Jump, G-Force X, Go Cart etc.. Ticket prices will be around 4,000 Rs which include pickup drop to hotel, some local sight seeing, entry tickets to amusement park and transfers.
- Aquaria KLCC Aquaria is a 60,000 square-footed underwater aquarium which has over 5,000 varieties of aquatic and land-bound creatures in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This is a great learning experience for both children and adult and one can easily spend atleast 2 hours here.
- Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is an amazing way to embrace with the mother nature to indulge in deep water diving, snorkeling etc. A 20 minute boat ride will take to dive locations off Gaya Island where one can dive and observe underwater marine lives and some beautiful corals.
- Kilim Karst Geoforest Park The park is in middle of a beautiful sea. Ride through mangrove forests, bliss of mother nature, sights of animals and an amazing trek makes this as one of the most exciting place to be for nature lovers. This is one of the highly rated destination among most tourists.
- Semenggoh Nature Reserve Semenggoh Nature Reserve is a rehabilitation centre for orangutangs. One can spot few orangutangs. Off late visitors complain of not finding enough orangutangs at the reserve. Try visiting the center during the feeding hours of 09:00 hrs – 10:00 hrs or 15:00 hrs – 15:30 hrs . Various species of birds can also be found at this natural reserve.
- Cameron Highlands Camron Highlands is a hill station which has tea plantation in the rolling hills. Tea Estates, Strawberry Farm and Gardens can be visited during your stay at Cameron Highlands.
- Batu Caves Batu Caves are limestone caves which is a Hindu pilgrimages. There are around 300 steps which needs to be climbed to reach the temple. There is also a beautiful waterfalls and a cave which can be explored during your visit to Batu Caves.
- Mount Kinabalu Mount Kinabalu is a heaven for hiking/trekking lovers. This is a two day climb and needs mental and physical preparedness to undertake the climb.
- Turtle Sanctuary Beach Turtle Sanctuary beach is a crystal clear white sanded beach which can be reached through a boat ride. The beach is beautiful and does not have any stalls near by. The beach is known for turtles can be spotted during snorkeling activity. Kayaking & diving are other activities that can be performed at the beach.
- Taman Negara National Park Taman Negara National Park is one of the most impressive parks in Malaysia. The park is situated in a dense forest and approach roads are exciting & challenging. Canopy walk, night jungle walk, boating, bird watching are some of the activities that can be done here. Various animals, insects, birds etc can be found here.
- The Perhentian Island, Tioman Island & Sipadan Island These are some of the islands in Malaysia which has plenty of resorts to stay and explore. These islands are perfect holiday destination which is away from day to day crowd and noise. The beaches are crystal clear and beautiful. Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Swimming etc are some of the activities that can be undertaken in these islands.
- Penang Hill Penang Hill is one of the oldest hill station in Malaysia. This hill station was discovered and served as hill station to British during 1700. The location is very scenic and the weather is pleasant throughout the year. Train ride to Penang hill is an amazing experience which can be cherished for a long time. One with good fitness level can hike up the hill.