Malaysia is one of the world’s top holiday destinations for a reason!
Where else would you find vibrant glittering cities, unspoiled beaches, amazing food, rich culture and architecture that blends modern and Malay traditions?
Blessed with a tropical climate throughout the year, Malaysia makes for one of the best beach vacations. It truly imbibes the spirit of Asia with cultural influences from three of Asia’s oldest civilisations– Malay, Chinese and Indian.
Ancient rainforests, azure blue ocean waters, white sandy beaches and multicultural urban city life- all come together to make it an unforgettable affair. Flying Squirrel Holidays provides you with one of the finest customized Malaysia tour packages from India to make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the country, is the urban face of Malaysia. The city is ultra-modern and cosmopolitan while at the same time maintaining its rich cultural landscape. The bustling city is where you start off your journey. It is home to many world-famous, iconic structures – some of which are easily recognizable.
At a height of 451.9m, the world-renowned Petronas Twin Towers is the centrepiece of Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The 88-storey building is currently the world’s tallest twin structure and fifth tallest skyscraper. The futuristic Skybridge on the 41st floor provides an excellent view of the city’s skyline.
The Minangkabau-style National Museum is the country’s premier museum. Kuala Lumpur’s oldest market, the Central Market, along with Little India are ideal places to visit during your first few days in the city.
Malaysia’s southern region comprises the states Negeri Sembilan, Melaka/ Malacca and Johor. The picturesque little town, Malaka, is a quiet and charming spot to relax in between city visits. It also serves as an excellent window into the history of the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule.
The primary attractions on Malaysia’s east coast are the stunning beaches, the coastline and the islands. The Perhentian Islands, Redang, and Tioman Island are all wonderful places to relax, snorkel or dive.
In the northern region, you have the cities of Penang and Kedah. Connecting the mainland and the island of Penang, Penang Bridge is the country’s longest bridge at 13.5km. Penang’s capital city, George Town is one of the top tourist attractions in the country. This city is filled with heritage buildings, historical landmarks and is a medley of different cultures.
The charming tropical island of Langkawi is the jewel of Kedah. Enjoy a drink here by the azure blue waters and dreamy white sandy beaches. The east coast region projects a laid-back atmosphere of idyllic fishing villages, dense forests and old-world charm. Pulau Redang, one of the world’s most beautiful islands, is a part of the region. Other popular natural attractions here are the Cameron Highlands and Taman Negara among others.
Eastern region of Malaysia is home to stunning islands and beaches some of which, like the coasts of Terengganu and Sabah, are world-class dive sites. The dreamlike island of Sipadan has been rated by diving professionals as one of the world’s top diving destinations.
Once the tallest buildings in the world, currently the world’s tallest twin structures, the 88-storey buildings are considered to be an architectural marvel. The towers are joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58 metre-long, double-decker futuristic Sky Bridge. It is one of the most popular Malaysia tour places.
This 400-million-year-old limestone hill is home to one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. There are 272 rainbow-coloured steps, which lead up to the main Hindu temple and over 160 rock-climbing routes in the area. The annual Thaipusam festival is one of the main attractions here. During the festival, Hindus from around the world descend here.
Located in the state of Pahang, east coast of Malaysia, Taman Negara National Park has several claims to fame that attract a hoard of visitors. It is the largest national park in peninsular Malaysia, and also boasts of the longest rope walkway in the world.
The park also has some daring treks, as long as a 100km round trip, and more gentle hikes for beginners. There is a wide display of wildlife and plant life in the park for nature lovers. The area is even home to an indigenous tribe named the Orang Asli or Original People, often stated to be the first inhabitants of Malaysia.
Situated on Malaysia’s west coast, Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands. The main island is the most popular among tourists. The ocean waters are azure blue while the interiors are welcoming paddy fields.
You may also find yourself enjoying the sunset from one of the many unspoilt lagoons. The island is ideal for a romantic getaway. Flying Squirrel Holidays also provides a custom Malaysia honeymoon package for a romantic retreat.
Penang’s capital city, George Town, is one of the most vibrant cities in Malaysia. Walking down the streets of Georgetown is like walking through an open museum. The city was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on the 7th of July 2008. One must try Laksa, a deliciously rich broth with noodles, topped with a variety of condiments, a delicacy in the region.
Try Nasi Kandar, a staple food in Malaysia, which means ‘mixed rice’. You’ll be given a plate with rice over which you can choose a variety of toppings and sauces.
Go trekking in Taman Negara National Park. It is the largest national park in peninsular Malaysia and also features the longest rope walkway in the world.
Scuba dive at the Perhentian Islands.
Take a trip to Legoland and Hello Kitty Town, Johor.
Go shopping at one of the nine signature malls stretching from Bukit Bintang to KLCC.
Enjoy authentic Malaysian, Thai and Chinese street food at Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur. Try dishes like Mee kolok, Roti canai and Banana cheese.
Try Tandem Sky diving in Kuala Lumpur
Take a helicopter ride over Kuala Lumpur city
Try snorkelling and sea walking at Kota Kinabalu near Borneo Island
Go parasailing at Tanjung Rhu Beach, north of Langkawi island
Try the Mangrove boat safari in Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, located on Tanjung Rhu bay of Malaysia.
At a height of about 4,000 meters, Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia. The mountain forms a part of Kinabalu Park, one of the oldest national parks in Malaysia and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mount Kinabalu is a key destination for climbers but summiting here can be a challenge.
The paradisiacal Perhentian Islands are a group of small islands. Part of a marine park, this place has become a major tourist destination in north-eastern Malaysia. Scuba diving, snorkelling, and kayaking are popular activities here. Visitors can also volunteer in turtle conservation programs and get unique access to the areas where turtles come to lay eggs.
A striking lush green hill station, the Cameron Highlands sprawl over an area of 712 square kilometres. The tea estates are the main attraction and have been a legacy since British colonial times.
Explore the park’s unusual local flora and fauna-some of which includes carnivorous plants and the endangered proboscis monkeys. Take a journey along one of the 16 marked trails on the island.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, this colonial city along the Straits of Malacca is popular among travellers for its architecture, cuisine and famous Jonker Street Night Market.
To experience ecotourism and untouched wilderness, visit Danum Valley. With no human settlement, this virgin area is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna.
A quieter neighbour of the more popular Langkawi, Alor Setar’s central square features the intricate Zahir Mosque, the Big Clock Building and a 218-metre Gunung Keriang limestone hills which are said to be 250 million-year-old.
Also known as ‘The City of Bougainvillea,’ after the colourful flower, Ipoh has a lot to offer. There are many colonial buildings and traditional shophouses in the city, while a plethora of Buddhist and Hindu cave temples surround it. This place is also famous for its coffee, kopi-O, which is a local Malaysian brew.
Located in Petaling Jaya, about 15km southwest of the Kuala Lumpur city centre, this theme park is a must-visit. One of Malaysia’s premier theme parks, it has six different parks under its roof. With a variety of water rides, plenty of dry-land activities and other attractions, it is the perfect spot to indulge in some watery fun. Take a day out of your vacation to visit the park for a complete Malaysia family experience.
350 small cafes and shops spread out between two floors, Pasar Seni, or Central Market is a heaven for shopping. There are separate sections on the ground floor, representing Malaysia’s three main ethnic groups: Malay Street, Little India, and Straits China. In these sections, you’ll find art, handicrafts and other cultural items stemming from each, like the ancient Southeast Asian art forms of batik and kaftan.
Built in 1963, the museum acts as a prime information hub on the nation’s history and culture, which are spread out over four differently-themed galleries.
Little India is situated within one of the country’s oldest Indian settlements and is also one of the city’s most popular tourist spots. Little India is located right next to KL Sentral, the city’s main transportation hub and stretches from Jalan Travers right up to Jalan Tun Sambanthan.
This is a SAMPLE itinerary. Our Malaysian holiday packages from India are customizable to suit your preferences.
Day 1After you arrive at the Kuala Lumpur international airport, you will be greeted by a representative who will take you to your hotel. After taking some rest, get ready to explore the city. Begin by visiting the modern heart of the city, KLCC- Kuala Lumpur City Centre- where you can find the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Buy a ticket to the top of the viewing platform for an incredible view over the city's skyline. In the evening head to one of the city's most bustling night markets, Jalan Alor, where you can enjoy a taste of Malaysian food.
Day 2Spend your second day in Kuala Lumpur's rich heritage. Begin with a visit to the National Museum, then walk through the busy streets of Chinatown, shop at the stalls in the Central Market and then take a look at the colonial architecture of Merdeka Square. In the afternoon, catch a train from KL Sentral out of the city centre and towards the Batu Caves.
Day 3On day 3, travel to the coastal city of Malacca, also known as Melaka. You can explore the old ruined churches and forts. Later, spend the afternoon wandering through the UNESCO World Heritage Site that covers many of the old streets of the city, including the famous Jonker Street. Spend the evening along the river, take a cruise and enjoy some of the authentic Malaccan specialities.
Day 4-5On your 4th day in Malaysia travel north towards the Cameron Highlands. Due to its higher elevation, it is always much cooler than the coast. It makes for a wonderful escape from the humidity and gives you the chance to see the unique mixture of colonial British and authentic Malay culture that's found here. Spend the next two days hiking through the jungle, climbing mountains and visiting tea plantations and strawberry farms.
Day 6-7On day 6, travel from the Cameron Highlands to the island of Penang. George Town in Penang is a city frozen-in-time. It has its own unique multicultural charm. It is the third most populous city in Malaysia and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Clan Jetties to experience the authentic Chinese culture. Wake up early on day 7, and spend the morning walking to the top of Penang Hill for extensive views over the island. After visiting the hill, use the rest of the morning to travel to Kek Lok Si, considered to be one of the largest Buddhist temples in Malaysia. Head back to Georgetown to take the ferry across to the nearby island of Langkawi, a journey of around three hours.
Day 8-9: LangkawiLangkawi is a tropical island that makes for the perfect ending of your exciting vacation. Malaysia's most popular holiday getaway, spend your first day enjoying the white sands of Cenang Beach and unwind by the ocean. The rustic beach bars are a must for a quick refreshing getaway. On day 9 take a tour of Langkawi. In the morning, go exploring the many tropical islets and remote beaches found in the area. In the afternoon visit the Langkawi Sky Bridge. A long cable car takes you to the top of one of the island's tallest peaks, where a long bridge leads out between the mountains. Spend your last evening back at Cenang Beach.
Day 10: Kuala Lumpur / DepartureFrom Langkawi, travel back to Kuala Lumpur on the last day. You can make the journey via a domestic flight or via boat and then a bus/train. From there you will be taken to the Kuala Lumpur international airport.
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The flight cost depends on the airlines, earlier bookings will help you save more money. The hotel stay may vary depending upon the luxury you want. The food isn't expensive and there is a wide variety of food you can choose from.
Flying Squirrel Holidays provides customized Malaysia holiday packages/budget honeymoon package Malaysia/ Malaysia tour package from India for family. Apart from the above, you may need to get a visa, a tourist visa is around Rs.3000.
When is the best time to visit Malaysia?
The best time to visit Malaysia is commonly between the dry season of December to February. Malaysia is a hot and humid place throughout the year. The main concern while travelling is rainfall and, in the case of visiting some islands, sea conditions.
Which are the best areas for shopping in Malaysia?
Central Market, Petaling Street, Suria KLCC, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Berjaya Times Square, Langkawi Parade, Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall, The Zon Shopping Paradise and Cameron Square are some of the best places for shopping in Malaysia. One can find a variety of striking souvenirs, handicraft, bags, fashion accessories and more!
What are the best places to enjoy the nightlife in Malaysia?
Exciting and dynamic can sum up the nightlife of Malaysia. It is the nocturnal hub of countless bars, pubs and clubs such as Sky Bar, TREC Kuala Lumpur, Beach Blanket Babylon, Bora Bora by Sunset, Score and many more!
Which is the best island for water sports in Malaysia?
The beautiful Langkawi island and Sipadan Island are among the best places for water sports in Malaysia.
Which cities in Malaysia should I visit?
Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Penang, Langkawi, Cameron Highlands, Perhentian Islands and Genting highlands should be a must on your travel itinerary. These cities are included in our Malaysia tour packages from India.
Which is the most beautiful part of Malaysia?
The natural beauty of Taman Negara is found in a few places. It is home to a vast diversity of flora and fauna, as well as some astounding natural landscapes. Gunung Tahan, the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, as well as the world’s longest canopy walkway are situated in this 130 million years old Natural Park.
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