About: Langkawi is a cluster/archipelago of 104 islands on the Malaysian west coast. Langkawi is officially known as Langkawi, the jewel of Kedah. The islands are the part of the state of Kedah, Malaysia. According to the folklore, Langkawi’s name came from two Malay words – ‘helang’ (eagle) and ‘kawi' (reddish brown): hence lang-kawi. The emblem of Langkawi is the white-breasted eagle.
Visa Requirements: Indians with the Malaysian Visa (Tourist/Business) can visit these Islands.
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) 1 MYR (RM) =15 INR
Best time to visit: The peak season is from January to March.It is the summer in Langkawi the hotel and tours are expensive compared to the mid-season ie April to August. September and October are not advisable as it is rainy there. Also, consider the Ramadan dates while planning a trip here. A majority of the locals observe fast during the Ramadan month and thus there are very few activities that you can enjoy during that time. We visited the place during the first week of June
Recommended time to be spent: 3-4 Days
How to reach: The best and the fastest way to reach is the domestic flight from KaulaLumpur International airport to Langkawi. Air Asia and Malaysia airline offer low fare flights. It takes an hour to reach the Islands. Alternatively one can take flights from Penang too. There are ferries available from Kaula Kedah, Penang and Kaula Perlis if one is on low budget travel. The travel time from Kaula Perlis to Langkawi is 1 hour and 15 minutes and costs around 18 RM per person (economy tickets).