For the locals of Malaysia, there is no shortage of tourist destinations that they can visit around the region. But for a magical travel experience, there can be no place that is better than India!!
India is a country where mighty empires once ruled over the lands and built man-made structures and architectural masterpieces that have earned UNESCO World Heritage status. So, all our Malaysian friends!! Get ready to discover this amazing country and have a tour that will leave an everlasting imprint in your memory.
Reaching India from Malaysia
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Airlines are the best way to reach India from Malaysia. Many international airlines fly between Malaysia and major Indian cities, but the most popular ones are Malaysia Airlines, Air India and Jet Airways. Cheap flight tickets and attractive deals on flight bookings have considerably reduced the cost of travel to India. You can also check out Singapore Airlines as they provide the best fares and a premium in-flight experience on your way to India.
Which cities to explore?
Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort. Image from www.pexels.com
If you are visiting India for the first time, then you should visit its most famous cities – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. These cities, when located on a map, form a triangular outline, more famously known as the Golden Triangle. These cities are gifted with some of India’s most famous tourist landmarks. Delhi has the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, and India Gate.
Agra is famous for the Taj Mahal Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb, and Akbar’s Tomb. Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, has the impregnable Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar.
Touring Rajasthan should also be there on the tour itinerary of every Malaysian who’s travelling to India. The land of Rajasthan once was ruled by warrior kings, who built massive forts and opulent palaces in this arid desert terrain. Rajasthan is also where you can explore the Thar Desert and the rustic village life of tribals and wandering nomads.
The most famous cities of Rajasthan – Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, can be explored on a 10-day Rajasthan tour. Like Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are also important tourist places. Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace are the most famous attractions of Jodhpur. Jaisalmer is famous for Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon-ki-Haveli, Bada Bagh, Sam Sand Dunes and Desert Safari on a camel’s back. You can also visit Santram Holidays tour package for Jaisalmer and their list of 7 stunning desert camps in Jaisalmer for more details on the tourism industry of this desert city.
How to travel within and from one city to another
Toyota Innova Cab at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Image rights of Rajputana Cab
Traversing the long distance between these tourist cities can become quite a problem. But taking a cab or a tourist taxi can reduce your travel time considerably, thereby giving you more time for sightseeing, and allowing you to rest. These cabs are available at around Rs.2500-3500/- per day with the driver and can be booked through a reliable taxi service firm that provides car rentals to move between tourist cities.
These firms also arrange a local tour guide for you, whose cost is around Rs.1000-2000/-. Toyota Innova is the most preferred vehicle, as it allows a maximum of 6 adults to sit inside and enjoy the scenic drive in the comfort of an air-conditioner.