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Take a Trip to Malaysia in Under Rs. 25,000—Flights Included!

Ritika Jain

Last updated: Feb 2, 2018

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Eat

Try exotic tropical fruits like the Rambutan or Durian, or have delicious Cempedak Coconut ice cream.

See

Visit the limestone crags at Batu Caves, where a gigantic golden statue of Lord Murugan (Hindu God of war) takes centerstage.

Do

For the best nightlife, head to Pantai Cenang’s Reggae Bar–a beachside shack with live music.

Shop

The duty-free island of Langkawi is a vibrant tourist hub, just an hour away from KL.

Greetings

Selamat “suh-lah-mat" is followed with the appropriate phase of the day. Good morning is Selamat Pagi “pag-ee" and Good evening is Selamat Petang “puh-tong".

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Why Malaysia?

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If you’re thinking of planning a trip to Southeast Asia, Malaysia could bejust the option for you. Its fascinating diversity offers beautiful beaches and islands, caves and jungles, architecture from the colonial era, as well as contemporary skyscrapers, luxurious shopping districts and a lot of art and culture to soak in.     

Getting There

Many airlines like Air Asia and Jet Airways have affordable prices for flights to Kuala Lumpur. Return tickets are priced as low as INR 15,000* (approximately) if you’re flying from Mumbai or INR 18,000* (approximately) from Kolkata.   

Best Time to Go

The months of March to early October are the ideal time to visit when the worst of the rains are over and there’s less humidity. During January and February, Malaysia sees heavy rainfall.

Read more: Malaysia Quick and Handy Travel Guide

Where to Stay:

Budget Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Furama Hotel Bukit Bintang

Tariff: INR 2,059* per night

Located conveniently near the skytrain station as well as the shopping centres and Petronas Towers, Furama Hotel has a lovely pool area and a gym. The Berjaya Times Square is just across the hotel and there are many massage parlours in Bucket Bintang area.

Getting around: one can opt for a Hop On Hop Off tour of the city

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Vistana Kuala Lumpur Titiwangsa

Tariff: INR 2,522* per night

The rooms are impeccable, with a comfortable bed and fantastic shower. The breakfast buffet that includes Malay delicacies, is meant to spoil you. There’s a large pool, fitness centre and various conference rooms as well. 

Getting around: The city's free bus service, Go KL is just across the road. There are also two Monorail and LRT lines within the same area.

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Palace of The Golden Horses Hotel

Tariff: INR 2,672* per night

Around 20 km away from the twin towers, this palace-style hotel has lush green environs and is situated right next to a golf course (which means gorgeous views guaranteed). The hotel has in-house Chinese and Japanese restaurants and a patisserie and drinking lounge.

Getting around: They provide free transport to the city and back if you give them advance notice.

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Capri by Fraser Kuala Lumpur

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Tariff: INR 2,979* per night

Close to the Kuala Lumpur Gateway-Universiti LRT Station, this hotel has spacious apartment-type rooms with amenities like microwave and utensils, in case guests want to cook themselves. There’s an infinity pool and a rooftop bar with a view of the city, open till 1 a.m.

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Read More: Things to do in Malaysia 

What to Do

Kuala Lumpur Selangor Turf Club is a major horse racing course in Klang Valley, Selangor, that hosts around 30 races a year.

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Bird Park, Malaysia


A must-visit for nature lovers is The Lake Gardens area which is home to The Orchid Garden, Butterfly Park and Bird Park, all of which are a must-visit for nature lovers.

The Aquaria is an oceanarium, home to a large number of aquatic animals including large turtles and a variety of sharks. It is located in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. 

The National Art Gallery and National Museum (near Sentral station) is an excellent introduction to Malaysia’s history, economy, geography, arts, crafts and culture. History buffs can also visit the Islamic Arts Museum which houses an extensive collection of Islamic decorative arts from all over the world.

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Chinatown, Malaysia


Chinatown markets like Petaling Street give visitors a chance to sample authentic Chinese cuisine as well as get great shopping bargains.

You can also visit Sri Maha Mariamman Temple—a Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Parvati, Masjid Negara—Malaysia’s National Mosque or Chan She Shu Yuen Clan—an ancient Chinese ancestral hall.

Where to Eat

For a nice Indian meal, the places you can head to are Spice Garden restaurant, Aryan restaurant or Sarvana Bhavan. At any of these eateries, you must sample Teh Tarik, the local frothy tea. For delicious dumplings, head to Din Tai Fung at the gardens or Nam Heong Vintage at the Pavilion. If you’re a vegetarian or a vegan, there are plenty of dishes for you at these places—just make sure to ask the chef to not use any animal-based sauces and stock. A meal will cost you between INR 400-700 on an average.

Read More: Get Set to Dazzle Your Taste Buds in Malaysia

Description Cost for 2 nights
Hotel stay at INR 2500* per night  INR 5000*
INR 1400* per day on food INR 2800*
Flight (return air fare) INR 15000*
Miscellaneous/transportation INR 2000*
Total INR 24,800*

 

*All tariffs and costs are subject to change. 

Other Interesting Experiences to Try in Malaysia

Go scuba diving at Pulau Sipadan

Scuba divers in Sipadan can experience one of the richest marine habitats in the world. Explore 12 different dive sites with the most spectacular species of fish and corals, the most popular being Barracuda Point, Turtle Tomb, South Point and Hanging Gardens. Packages start from INR 15, 000* per day approximately.

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Plan a firefly-spotting evening

Known as kelip-kelip in Malay, these beetles are one of a kind 6 mm long bugs, found between India and Papua New Guinea. Boats leave for 30-minute firefly-spotting trips from Kampung Kuantan and can cost INR 3000* and up (including dinner).

Hike up Fraser’s Hill 

This is an excellent place for hiking up nature trails and birdwatching. But public transport won’t take you there so you’ll have to hire a private cab, which can cost roughly INR 3000* one way for a two-hour drive from KL.

*All tariffs and costs are subject to change. 

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