With some handy tips, you can save a bundle on your travel to Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur or KL for short began as a tin mining town from the early 1850’s. Now the city is considered one of the most developed cities in South East Asia. Flying from a city in India and arriving into Kuala Lumpur it’s hard to miss KL’s world-famous landmark – the soaring Petronas Twin Towers, and the surrounding attractions that host cultural elements from Malay, Chinese and Indian, the three largest ethnics of the country. If you are planning a trip to KL, then this article Budget friendly travel advice for the Indian Traveller to KL would provide you with just the right information to get you started with your planning.
There are several ways which you can travel to Kuala Lumpur from India. 2 main budget carriers service between India and Malaysia. And to fly into Kuala Lumpur from some major cities in India you can purchase your ticket online with either AirAsia or Malindo Air.
Here are the flight routes available from these budget carriers:
- Bengaluru – KUL
- Chennai – KUL
- Kochi – KUL
- Kolkata – KUL
- Tiruchirapalli – KUL
- Mumbai – KUL
- Kochi – KUL
- Delhi – KUL
- Tiruchirapalli – KUL
You can easily book your flight online and need not use the services of a travel agent so this will save your money on hefty travel agency service charges. Now that you know what flights are available, to plan your itinerary to Kuala Lumpur you should give yourself at least a 5 day stay in the city to explore the city and participate in some fun activities.
Getting into the city
There are many ways to get into the city from the KLIA airport. You can purchase a limo ticket from the limo counter and queue for your transport or you can also catch the KLIA Express train which will take you directly into Kuala Lumpur and arrive at the KL Sentral station.
Hotel booking tips
If you want to save on your travel expenses book your hotel close to the KL Sentral. That way you can use the LRT (rapid transit), monorail or KTM komuter train easily without having to use the taxis and be taken advantage of by some unscrupulous cab drivers.
Some highly recommended hotels close to the KL Sentral would be:
Hotel booking tip
All these hotels can be booked online from the links given. The great thing about the links we have given you is that this website compares thousands of travel websites including Expedia, Hotels.com , and Agoda to show you the lowest rates available on the internet. This will easily save you several hundred Indian rupees. Don’t you think that’s fantastic? 🙂
Things to include in your KL holiday itinerary
KL Hop On Hop Off Bus ticket
Save your travel budget further by using the KL Hop On Hop Off Bus for your sightseeing of the city. This is a city tour that runs continuously in a circle from 9.00am until 8.00pm at around 30 minutes intervals seven days a week. The service covers a circle route that allows tourists to start the tour and end at the same location. Along the route, there are approximately 40 attractions including major hotel areas where the tourists can hop-on or hop-off at any of the 22 designated stops. Pre-recorded commentaries including English, Hindi and Tamil are available for the Indian visitor. You need not book a sightseeing tour of KL if you choose this sightseeing method.
All major attractions which a visitor needs to see in Kuala Lumpur is contained in the route of the KL Hop On Hop Off bus.
Reserve a day for the ultimate Adventure
Recently there has been growing numbers of Indian visitors to the city who are keen to enjoy some extreme adventure and they would choose white water rafting. Reason being there are several excellent white water rafting rivers slighly over an hour’s highway trip from Kuala Lumpur. The closest being Sungai Selangor (Grade IV) and Slim River (Grade III). This adrenalin pumping activity takes you through heart stopping rapids and some gorgeous scenery. Truly a memorable day to spend with some locals. (Book NOW)
Visit to Malacca
One of Malaysia’s most popular destinations from someone venturing out of the city. This small city-state of Melaka (Malacca) is a 2 hour drive from KL. It lures droves of visitors to its namesake historic port city, where they are quickly steeped in an intoxicating multicultural world of heritage architecture and the alluring aromas of distinctive local cooking. Melaka remains one of Malaysia’s most rewarding tourist experiences. Proud of its multicultural heritage, plentiful museums and assorted cultural attractions. You need to reserved a full day for your trip to Malacca.
Don’t forget to have some fun
Sunway Lagoon Themepark is popular not only with Malaysians but our foreign visitors too. There are 5 theme parks altogther with more than 80 rides and attractions to entertain the young and old. Fun, cheer, laughs, excitement and thrills awaits you. If you are staying at a hotel around the KL Sentral which we have recommended to you, then you can hop on the intercity train called KTM Kommuter to take you there. Hop off at the Subang Jaya station. From there you can catch a bus or taxi to Sunway Lagoon.
So there you go, we hope you find the information in our article Budget friendly travel advice for the Indian Traveller to KL useful to help you with your travel plan from an India city to Kuala Lumpur.
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