Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K

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Day 1

Cochin International Airport

Photo of Cochin International Airport (COK), Airport Road, Kochi, Kerala, India by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Best ways to get from KLIA to city

Shuttle Bus: It’s cheaper and convenient to take a bus shuttle from airport to central Kuala Lumpur. You can purchase the tickets at airport coach counter at KLIA. The journey was relaxing as bus was equipped with air conditions and comfortable padded seats.

Travel time: 1 hour

Cost: RM 10

You also have these options!!!

KLIA Express Trains: It’s the fastest way to get from airport to KL Sentral but not the cheapest.

Travel time: 30 minutes

Cost: RM 55

KLIA Taxi: It is pretty comfortable way to get to KL Sentral but most expensive one.

Travel time: 40-50 minutes

Cost: RM65-RM100

From KL Sentral we took a metro to our hotel in Pasar Seni. Metro is most convenient to travel with in the city.

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

It is the twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At the base of twin tower is Suria KLCC, shopping mall that is very popular with tourists. Surrounding the Petronas tower is the beautiful KLCC park with walking path, and water fountains.

The Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur

Photo of Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

SURIA, KLCC Shopping Mall

Photo of Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

KLCC park and walking path

Photo of Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Water Fountain

Photo of Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

A View from Above

Petronas Twin towers observation deck is at 86th Floor, where visitors can get the picture perfect view. Double-decked sky bridge at the Petronas also offers amazing view of the city. Purchase your tickets online, it’s very difficult to get onsite tickets. It cost around RM 85 for the Petronas Tower tour.

Panoramic view of the city

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

View from Double-Deck Sky Bridge

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Panoramic view from the observation deck (86th floor)

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

It is the oldest Hindu temple located closer to china town. It was so peaceful and divine.

Photo of Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Guan Di Temple

It is the Chinese temple located in china town Kuala Lumpur. It is an easily recognizable building with bright red color and colorful dragons coiled around the two main pillars of the temple.

Photo of Guan Di Temple 關帝廟, Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Guan Di Temple 關帝廟, Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Guan Di Temple 關帝廟, Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Guan Di Temple

Photo of Guan Di Temple 關帝廟, Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Day 2

It is a hill resort with hotels, shopping malls, casinos and theme parks.

View from top of Genting Highland

Photo of Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Most popular attractions

Awana SkyWay: It is most convenient and beautiful way to reach top of Genting Highlands

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Casinos: You will be thrilled!! Tried my luck but!!! good luck next time. If you are trying luck at casino, carry your passport with you, if you win you need to present your ID to collect your winning amount. Do not take pictures inside the casino, its completely prohibited and do not carry any luggage.

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Food court: You can taste good Thai, Chinese, Malaysian and Indian foods

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Stay: First World Hotel, Genting High Land

Genting World FUN TIME!!!
Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

It is a Buddhist temple on the way to Genting Highland, here you can get the panoramic view of the mountains. The most convenient way to reach the temple is via Awana SkyWay cable car. You have to keep your tickets as you can use it to continue your journey towards the Genting Highland.

Photo of Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

View from Chin Swee Cave Temple

Photo of Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Day 3

Batu cave is at almost at the edge of Kuala Lumpur. Take train from KL Sentral to Batu Caves. There is a train every half an hour and temple is just a meter away from station. It is cave temple dedicated to Hindu god Murugan.

Photo of Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Merdeka square is located opposite to Sultan Abdul Samad Building and one of the iconic landmark of Kuala Lumpur.

Photo of Merdeka Square, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Merdeka Square, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Merdeka Square, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Merdeka Square, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Merdeka Square, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Merdeka Square, Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Bukit Bintang is the Kuala Lumpur’s most happening place. The most iconic landmark here is Pavilion KL shopping mall. It is also very famous for street foods.

Photo of Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Where to Eat (street food)?

Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang: Kuala Lumpurs biggest street food market. It is lively night market with stalls selling food, snacks and drinks. You can taste yummy South East Asian Foods!!!

Food street at Bukit Bintang

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Roasted Duck!!

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Squid Pepper fry and fried rice

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Petaling street, Chaina Town: Here also you can get very good street foods.

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Shopping

Every one love to shop. If you like street shopping these are for you!!

Petaling Street Night Market (Chaina Town): Here you can find t-shirts, handbags, sunglasses, souvenir, watches, shoes, and all kind of useful and not useful stuffs.

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh

Central market: It is one of the familiar and popular tourist attraction. It’s good for shopping, this place worth visiting.

Budgeted Air Travel

You can cut your budget by booking flights during AirAsia sale. Make Sure to book your flight from these international airports (Cochin, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore) and get excited discounts. Usually AirAsia from Cochin International Airport offers very low prices (if you are lucky, can get to and fro flight ticket at ₹3500). Go ahead, book your flights and enjoy your holidays without burning your pockets!!!

Bye -Bye to Kuala Lupmpur, Malaysia. Malaysia trully Asia!!!!

Photo of Kuala Lumpur days: A budget friendly exploration of Malaysia’s capital #asiain25K by Ramya Shanivarsanthe Leelesh
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