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About Malaysia Holiday - Look up at towering skyscrapers, shop in bustling malls and laze around on balmy beaches. Feast on brimming broth pots and hot woks served in vibrant melamine plates and bowls. This is Malaysia, where culture spills into the streets with modernity leading the way. Experience this intriguing country with Thomas Cook India’s Malaysia holiday packages. Let Thomas Cook India plan the idyllic vacation to Malaysia that promises you not just a holiday but a plethora of experiences that will enrich, enlighten and educate.  Our Malaysia tour is not just an agenda but a collection of experiences you will want to capture at every step of your journey. Now that you have booked your tickets, let our customised experiential tour packages take care of all the nitty-gritties of your trip to Malaysia while you focus on having the time of your life.

Thomas Cook India’s team of travel experts shape and pan out every Malaysia tour with a hint of love. We aim to ensure that your Malaysia holiday fits your needs like a glove. Thomas Cook’s comfortable accommodation, novel experiences and a plethora of services make sure your family and you stay happy while on tour.

With Malaysia holiday packages available from all major cities such as Cochin, DelhiTiruchirapalli, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad  getting to Malaysia with Thomas Cook India is convenient and hassle free.

Malaysia Tour Packages No. of Days Price*
Simply Malaysia Fully Loaded with Genting Stay 4 Nights / 5 Days Rs. 44,375
Simply - Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh 5 Nights / 6 Days Rs. 48,431
Asian Dhamaka - Singapore and Malaysia 5 Nights / 6 Days Rs. 66,556
Fusion - Malaysia and Bali 6 Nights / 7 Days Rs. 69,000
Fusion - Malaysia and Bali - Villa Special 6 Nights / 7 Days Rs. 73,794


About Malyasia
Malaysia’s stunning cityscapes, buzzing street food scene and multi-ethnic culture give you something to think about. Take a stroll amidst the haunted corridors of Kellie’s Castle, buried deep in tragic saga. Spot silvered leaf monkeys, amphibian and reptile species as you walk amidst beach hemmed forests at the Penang National Park. Or discover nine hundred-year-old ironwood coffins at the BatuTulug caves. Make your way to the quaint beach town of Langkawi dotted with wooded cottages or gaze at the imposing Petronas twin towers. Malaysia is sure to tickle your curious bone more than once!


Best time to visit Malaysia
Malaysia’s climate ranges from tropical with overcast skies at the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak to the scorching heat of the Gulf States. The best time to visit Malaysia is between the months of December to February, when Christmas bazaars breathe life into the streets and light shows illuminate your eyes. Make your way to Malacca if you wish for a colorful respite from the rain. Red lacquer buildings and effervescent graffiti promise Instagram worthy pictures. Head to Genting Highlands and let the clouds in as you open the windows/ stay amidst the clouds. Saunter around Genting’s intriguing theme parks and restaurants. Or observe the orangutans in Sepilok. Head to Langkawi, a quiet beach town, the pristine waters and golden sands of which spell magic. If you wish to take the road less travelled, go for the low season discounted Malaysia packages between March to June. This time of the year calls for umbrellas to come out in Kuala Lumpur and food markets spread all through the country. Visit the Thomas Cook website to check out discounted Malaysia tour packages during this period.


How to reach Malaysia
By Air
Given the distance from Malaysia to India, the only practical way to reach this region would be by booking a flight.  Regular flights are available from all the major cities in India; Cochin, Delhi, Bangalore, Tiruchirapalli, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Almost all international flights land in Kuala Lumpur which is known to have Malaysia’s main international airport.  From Kuala Lumpur domestic flights connect you to several airports across the country. If you are travelling from India, non-stop flights to Kuala Lumpur are available from New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. This depends upon the airline of selection. Make sure you book your tickets well in advance, especially if you are travelling in the peak season. Malaysia is bustling with activities all year long, resulting in busy airports. The top three busiest airports in Malaysia are the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malacca International Airport and Bintulu Airport. Flight time from the capital takes approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes. However, quite a few airlines take as long as 23 hours depending on the transit destination, waiting period and the airlines.

One can choose between any of the following airlines to travel to Malaysia – IndiGo, Thai Airways, Air India, Malaysia Airlines and Vistara.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the busiest airport in Malaysia, situated at 45km from the city centre. With over 59,988,409 passengers, this is known to be the largest airport in Malaysia. From duty-free stores, restaurants, bars, cafes, ATM’s and currency exchange services, one can find just about anything under the sun. Upon arrival, individuals can avail of the bus, taxi or hotel shuttle or train services to reach their required destination.

By Rail
There are no trains available from India to Malaysia for obvious reasons.However, you can travel within and in and out of Malaysia to and from its neighboring Asian countries such as Thailand and Singapore.Opt for the Malayan Railway service locally referred to as the Keretapi Tanah Melayu that provides rides from Singapore and Thailand to Malaysia. There are day-to-day trains that connect both Thailand and Singapore to Malaysia. If you are a train person, you can land in Thailand or Singapore and then catch a train. Even though taking the train is a good idea while travelling from Singapore, try not to if you are coming from a different destination. To stay on the safe side, we recommend you book your ticket online, 48 hours prior your travel. This scenic journey will take at least two days from Bangkok and 7 to 10 hours from Singapore. It takes two days to reach Malaysia from Bangkok and 7 to 10 hours if you travel from Singapore.

By Road
Reaching Malaysia by road all the way from India is obviously impossible. However, if you still wish to take a glimpse of the picturesque roads, you can take a flight to Singapore, Thailand or Indonesia and hop on a bus from there. These buses will take you to Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak. From there, you can take taxis/cabs to reach your desired destinations. If you wish to drive down to Malaysia, note that you will require an require an International Drivers Permit to do so. If you are travelling from Thailand, it will take around 8-9 hours while 5 – 6 hours from Singapore and Jakarta. However, a more convenient way will be to take a bus from Singapore, Jakarta or Thailand to Kuala Lumpur. Take a bus from either Singapore, Jakarta or Thailand to Kuala Lumpur.

By Sea
As much as you would want it, India does not offer direct cruises to Malaysia. However, seekers of the sea need not despair. You can fly to Singapore, Thailand or Phuket to embark on a luxury cruise if you are keen enough to travel to Malaysia via sea. The cruise prices range between INR 15,000-22,000 approximately. Ferries, on the other hand are a cheaper option costing you INR 2,800-3,500 approximately. Other hubs through which you can go to Malaysia via sea are Sumatra, Indonesia, Sarawak, East Kalimantan and Mindanao.


Places to visit in Malaysia
Malaysia’s dazzling cityscapes, entrancing ancient rainforests and mélange of ancient cultures prove true the tourism slogan, ‘Malaysia, Truly Asia.’ Cooks hovering around simmering pots of soup and noodles bark out orders in a dialect unknown to you. While aromatic plantations invite you for a steaming cup of tea. The quiet town of Langkawi calls out to you for a stroll by the seashore. This is just a trailer of Malaysia for you. This country is waiting to be explored. Here are a few places as a part of your Malaysia tourism package that will mesmerise and engross you.

Kuala Lumpur
Street markets that don’t sleep. Skyscrapers clad in steel giving a sharp contrast to colourfully ornamented mosques and temples spelling culture. Kuala Lumpur is an effervescent mix of communities. The shimmering and imposing Petronas Towers look down at you. Marvel at the city’s landscapes from the inside of the tallest twin towers in the world. Make your way to Jalan Alor, deemed to be the city’s most popular eats street. It is crammed with modest tables perfect for alfresco dining. Noodles and rice are served in banana leaves or newspaper packets. This is dining, redefined.

Batu Caves
The golden statue of Lord Murugan guards this national treasure. This limestone hill is dotted with a series of caves and cave temples. Reaching the Temple Caves is quite the climb, with around 272 steps. Bats flutter, revealing themselves from the shadow while mischievous monkeys scan tourists, looking for their next prey. You will also discover nine hundred-year-old ironwood coffins at these caves.

Sipadan Island
A hidden gem, Sipadan is identified as the only oceanic island in the country. If you are a water baby, this is the place to be. Famous for its breath-taking sunsets, this island is perhaps the only one that can be explored on foot within half an hour. Expect world-class diving and countless speed board trips to Sipadan’s exquisite underwater world when in this island. While one side of Sipadan spurs up images of children paddling their boats between flamboyantly coloured houseboats and grubby driftwood sheds, the other is about tanned individuals emerging from the underwater world after hours of contact with sharks and other creatures of the sea.

Cameron Highlands
If you are a tea connoisseur, this is the place to be. Walk through strawberry fields and lush green tea plantations that dot Malaysia’s largest hill station. Amidst this touristic hubbub is an ominous presence of tranquility that exists throughout. Scenic trails and picturesque sceneries call for extensive trekking and outdoor activities.


What to eat in Malaysia?
Malaysia’s street food scene takes ‘eating out’ way too seriously. Food here comes fast, with speed being the main ingredient. Take away noodles and soup in loose packets or eat them from banana leaves, having street food in Malaysia is something you must try.

BatuMaung Satay – The aroma of fresh grilled chicken, pork or beef on bamboo skewers will lure you towards little lanes dotted with hawker stalls. Make your way to Lorong Baru, a bustling lane that comes alive with food lovers in the night. This dish is usually served with cucumber chunks accompanied with raw white onion.

Ice Kacang – An evolved version of a banana split, this sweet dish is prepared from corn, kidney beans and translucent small morsels of jelly. This dish doesn’t have ice cream, but shaved ice instead dipped in a bubble gum like syrup. This one will surely be a favourite amongst the kids!

Char KueyTeow - The ultimate comfort food, this dish feels like home with savoury noodles topped with hot eggs, prawns and some nutritious bean sprouts. This dish is flavourful, with contrasting textures and its charred smokiness that lingers on your tongue long after you have had it.

Roast chicken rice – Who knew healthy could also be tasty? Chopped chicken with a hint of golden and a drizzle of soy-sauce is piled atop fluffy rice cooked in butter and oil. This dish is best had with a hot bowl of soup with some cucumber slices on the side.


Things to do in Malaysia
Malaysia is moving forward, yet deeply rooted in its heritage. Our Malaysia packages make sure they capture each side of the country. Here are some things to do while you are in Malaysia. Make sure you add them to your shortlisted Malaysia tour packages.

Let go in Legoland
Life is a rollercoaster. Let Legoland reiterate that fact as you take part in its thrilling rides and uncountable games and activities, making you feel like a child all over again. All you need to do is buy a ticket, be it for the Water Park or Theme Park and you are free to embark on your epic adventure right away!

Escape to an underwater world at Sipadan Island, Sabah
A hidden gem, Sipadan is identified as the only oceanic island in the country. If you are a water baby, this is the place to be. Famous for its breath-taking sunsets, this island is perhaps the only one that can be explored on foot within half an hour. Expect world-class diving at Turtle Cavern, Barracuda Point, South Point and Hanging Gardens. Kids can indulge in snorkeling and boat safaris.

Enjoy baked scones or tea at Cameron Highlands
Imagine sipping on a hot cup of fresh tea or indulging your sweet tooth in some freshly baked scones at Malaysia’s largest hill station. Walk through strawberry fields and lush green tea plantations hand in hand with your partner.

Could there be a better way to end your vacation in Malaysia?
It is now no secret that there are a range of activities and things to do in Malaysia. This fusion of towering cityscapes, historical monuments and novel culinary experiences is what intrigues and hence tempts you to opt for our Malaysia tour packages. What are you waiting for? Head to our Thomas Cook website and book your Malaysia family tour package or Malaysia honeymoon package right away!


Malaysia FAQ's

What is the best time to visit Malaysia?
The best time to visit Malaysia is between the months of December to February.

What documents are required to visit Malaysia?
Your visa, passport and tickets are required to visit Malaysia. Note that you must apply for your visa at least 6 months prior to your date of travel.

Is visa on arrival available for Indians in Malaysia?
No, you cannot obtain visa on arrival in Malaysia. However, you can apply online for a Tourist Visa to Malaysia

How long can I stay in Malaysia for as a tourist?
On a visitor visa, you can holiday in Malaysia for up to 90 days.

What is the time difference between India and Malaysia?
The time difference between India and Malaysia is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

What is the best way to travel to Malaysia?
The quickest way to travel to Malaysia is by booking a flight from India to New Zealand. The journey takes about 3 hours and 50 minutes from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur. Flights to Malaysia are available from all major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

What is the currency of Malaysia?
The Malaysia Ringgit is the official currency of Malaysia. You can buy Malaysia Ringgits from Thomas Cook India.

Can I travel to Malaysia by sea?
You can take a cruise to Malaysia only from Singapore, Thailand or Phuket.

What are some of the common greetings in Malaysia?
Hello in Malaysia is usually Selamat pagi. While Good Afternoon is Selamattengahhari and Good night is elamat Malam.

Will I get Indian food in Malaysia?
Yes, there are quite a few restaurants and eateries that prepare Indian cuisine. However, Thomas Cook India will take care of all your food and accommodation needs.

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