Planning your vacations with friends & family? See why visa-free Malaysia should be on your bucket list
Malaysia is a traveller’s paradise that boasts a unique blend of culturally diverse attractions, breathtaking landscapes and tantalizing culinary delights. So, whether you're a history buff, a beach bum, a foodie, or a shopaholic, Malaysia
Malaysia is a traveller’s paradise that boasts a unique blend of culturally diverse attractions, breathtaking landscapes and tantalizing culinary delights. So, whether you’re a history buff, a beach bum, a foodie, or a shopaholic, Malaysia is the perfect destination to satisfy your travel cravings.
If you’re amid planning your upcoming journey and contemplating which destination to choose, we are here to help ease that load. Let us look at a few compelling reasons why Malaysia deserves a spot on your next travel bucket list:
Visa-free travel for Indian tourists:
Malaysia has always been tourist friendly and the process of obtaining a tourist visa has been simple. However, as an Indian tourist, now you have additional incentive to explore Malaysia as the country has recently introduced a 30-day visa-free travel initiative, beginning December 1.
Attractive Year-End Sale
If you visit Malaysia between December – February, you’re in for a treat as the country is buzzing with Christmas and Chinese New Year celebrations. Just in case you’re still looking for more reasons to travel to Malaysia, here’s another one: Malaysia Airlines has introduced an exclusive Year-End-Sale. Travel fares start from INR 9,889, spanning Malaysia Airlines’ extensive network across Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bali, Sydney, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand. Bookings for this exclusive offer is available until 11 December 2023, for travel until September 2024.
|Things to keep in mind.
|Connectivity from India – Malaysia Airlines offers direct connectivity from nine Indian cities – New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Amritsar, Thiruvananthapuram, and Ahmedabad .
|Weather in and around Malaysia around winters – Malaysia’s climate stays consistent. November to January sees a pleasant temperature drop, perfect for visiting KL, Penang, and more.
|Pitstops in Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands.
|Want a free side trip to Malaysia? – Opt for Malaysia Airlines’ Bonus Side Trip programme as this will allow you to explore cultural gems such as Alor Setar, Langkawi, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Penang, and more
A shopaholic’s delight
If you’re a dedicated shopper, Malaysia is a must-visit destination. Featuring high end luxury malls as well as lively street markets, the country’s shopping scene caters to every need and budget. Don’t forget to visit Langkawi, a duty-free port, to stock up on chocolates, alcohol, affordable clothing, beauty products, fragrances, and souvenirs. Meanwhile, for a world-class shopping experience, visit Suria KLCC mall, which features over 300 stores and restaurants.
Diverse culture and food
Besides being a melting point of cultures, Malaysia is popular for its warm hospitality. Notably, just like Malaysian culture, the cuisine is also rich and diverse, boasting a mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian flavours. Foodies must not forget to feast on top delicacies like nasi lemak, laksa, satay, roti canai and char kway teow.
Stunning architecture and landmarks
The architectural landscape of Malaysia reflects its wealth and diversity. The country houses modern architectural marvels such as the stunning Petronas Twin Towers as well as historical wonders such as Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur. There is plenty for history and culture buffs as Malaysia boasts of colonial, Islamic, Moorish and Mughal style architecture.
Awe-inspiring natural beauty
Beyond the architectural marvels, Malaysia also consists of spectacular natural landmarks. Almost two-thirds of Malaysia is covered with tropical rainforests, which are home to diverse species of flora and fauna. Wildlife enthusiasts must explore the majestic island of Borneo, containing Sabah and Sarawak. Those who love the mountains must visit Mount Kinabalu in Sabah and Genting Highlands or Cameron Highlands in Pahang. Meanwhile, the country is equally fascinating for beach lovers, with Penang and Langkawi on the west coast and Terengganu on the east coast offering secluded as well as lively beaches.
Student and kid-friendly
Malaysia is an ideal destination for international students, assuring them of world-class education, economical living options, secure environment, and a vibrant social scene. The country also offers plenty of kid-friendly attractions. While there are several theme parks within KL itself, kids and their families should consider visiting Genting Malaysia Theme Park for a memorable experience. Additionally, Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur National Zoo, and other edutainment zones also promise to keep the kids entertained.