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We reached Kuala Lumpur at around 4 in the morning. Post which we settled down and waited for my friend to arrive from Delhi.
After Singapore and Langkawi, I didn't find KL as interesting as the other two but nonetheless the city does offer a lot of attractions.Once you land at Kuala Lumpur and check in at the hotel, you can head to Batu Caves. Take a LRT to KL Sentral and then a commuter train to Batu caves. It takes half an hour to reach there from KL Sentral.
Bali is one such travel destination which has shot up in popularity in the last couple of years and was even voted the best travel destination of 2017, by TripAdvisor. Four of us friends were elated when we got to know of this, as we had already booked out tickets and planned our holiday to The Land of Gods. I'm writing this post for all you guys who wanted to know how our trip was. We were in Bali for little over a week, and visited so many places that one post wouldn't do justice to it. So I've split my Bali travelogue into parts and this is part 1 of the series!
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 INRBest 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 JuneRecommended time to be spent: 3-4 DaysHow 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).
It was time to say good bye. Hoping to come back some day. KL was a nice mix of culture, embracing both heritage & modern world.