How to Plan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Bali, Indonesia Trip from India + Videos

How to plan a Bali trip from India

Hi Everyone, πŸ™‚

Here’s your cheat sheet for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Bali, Indonesia.

We planned our trip from makemytrip.com. They give you a dedicated team member who plan your itinerary. You can customise the trip as per your budget and requirements. You can look for group departures in order to bring down the cost.

Malaysian currency is Ringgit. Do get some before leaving India because in the plane sometimes they accept only Ringgit if you want to buy food.

Malaysia :

Places to Visit : Bukit Bintang *, Petronas Twin Towers (book your tickets before hand if you want to go up on the bridge for the view), Batu Caves*, Cave Villas, Sunway lagoon Waterpark (it was under renovation when we went there), Thean Hou Temple*.

If you have a few more days in hand, you may head to Langkawi. It’s a beautiful beach destination and very near to Kuala Lumpur. We personally were more interested in exploring Bali. πŸ™‚ It was one of my dream destination and Sanjeev made it true for me. πŸ™‚

Hotel We stayed at: Renaissance Marriot, Kuala Lumpur. Good food, great services, small but lovely rooms, gorgeous swimming pool and very well located. Walking distance from Petronas towers and Bukit Bintang and monorail station was right in front.

Mode of Travel : Taxi and mono rail. If you want to explore Kuala Lumpur find taxi services online and book them for a day or so. Don’t book them from the hotel as that would be costly.

Minimum days for Kuala Lumpur : 2

Visa : to be done before hand.

Here’s a video from our Malaysia Trip :

Bali

Places to Visit :Β  Sacred Monkey Forest*, Ubud, King’s Palace, Tanah Lot Temple*, Kecak Fire Dance (must see), GWK Park, Padang Padang Beach*, Coffee Plantation, Uluwatu*, Pura Puseh Desa Batuan, Goa Gajah, Rice Paddy*, Kintamani Temple*, Lake & Mt Batur *, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan.

If you have an extra day in hand and you are fairly fit, go for trekking on Mount Batur.

Hotel We stayed at : Grand Mirage. Stunning property, great staff but you’d have issues with food there. Very less options for Vegetarians.

Mode of Travel : Taxi. Our driver, Sumara turned out to be an amazing guide and a very nice chap. πŸ™‚ Here’s his phone number : +62 896 25104003. Tell him you are Sanjeev’s friend and he’d give you a good rate. πŸ™‚

Minimum days for Bali :Β Atleast 5 . 2 full days go into travelling. Malaysia to Bali flight is around 4 hours. And India to Bali flight is 11 hours (minimum). We had a connecting flight from Malaysia. So we left the hotel at 10 am and reached Delhi at around 11 pm. Our flight got delayed by 2 hours because of the weather.

Indian Restaurant : There is amazing chain of Indian restaurant called Queen’s in Bali. Food varies from one location to another but still they serve good food. It’s expensive but honestly, you would really want to keep going back to this place. My personal recommendation is Jal Jeera and Gulab Jamuns. πŸ™‚

What to Shop : You can pick up some lovely art and craft pieces from Bali for your home. How you bring it back with you is something you’d have to figure it out.

What to Pack : The basics for any hot and humid destination – airy comfortable clothes, sunscreen, bikinis / swimsuits, sunglasses, a camera. But the main are the shoes. Keep them very comfortable because there is a lot of walking in Bali. If you are going to rice paddy or trekking the Mount Batur, definitely pack a pair of converse / sports shoes with you. I didn’t know that we’d have to trek through the rice fields so I did it in my sandals only. Thankfully they were extremely comfortable and very sturdy throughout. Also, don’t wear dresses or skirts for rice paddy.

One Indian rupee is roughly about 185 Indonesian rupiah. So if you want to convert currency in India itself and take along it would be too much (you’d have to carry lakhs of Indonesian rupiah πŸ˜› ). So carry money in dollars to Bali (only $100 notes as you get good rates on them compared with $10 or $20 notes). There is no problem of money exchangers in Bali. They give good rates and they are easily available throughout the place. Keep good amount of cash handy with you. Every place you visit to you have to buy a ticket. Except rice paddy, where you had to give a donation. πŸ˜›

Similar to Malaysia, we booked a taxi in Bali for three days and roamed around. We completely ignored the city tour arranged for us.

Visa : on arrival

And Here’s a video from our Bali trip :

*Must Visit

I hope you enjoyed our trip as much as we did. And boy! I have worked so much after coming back from the trip that I want another vacation now. πŸ˜€

Have a great week ahead all of you. :-*

PS: The first pic is shot by Mr. Husband on our way back from Bali. The sky was magical that evening. πŸ™‚

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Bali : GWK Park, Kecak Dance, Padang Padang Beach, Coffee Plantation, Uluwatu
Bali Day 1: Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud, Tanah Lot Temple, Kecak Fire Dance
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Day 1
Kuala lumpur, Malaysia Day 2
Bali : Pura Puseh Desa Batuan, Goa Gajah, Rice Paddy, Kintamani Temple, Lake & Mt Batur

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23 Responses to How to Plan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Bali, Indonesia Trip from India + Videos

  1. pia says:

    Sorry hv not been able to comment all these days.. Have been stuck with year ending n things n ppl go berserk in banks literally!!! But i hv been keeping track of all ur adventures n going gaga over the beautiful pics n beautiful u,Rati. U looking gorgeous in ur trip photos. And the first pic of this post is top class….Superb shot Sanjeevji.. . Infact love all of ur pics.. Esp those from the sacred monkey temple.. Bali happens to be also on my Must Visit List.. Thanks for the cheat list.. Would be of great help in planning..
    This year we’re intending to do a road trip to Himachal/kashmir n one Thailand trip.. Lets see how things work out πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      Thank you so much pia. :)) bali should be on your must visit list. :)) I hope you do get to travel to all these place. :-*

  2. pia says:

    Long comment!!! Phew!!!! :p

  3. jomol says:

    Amazing post Rati….you have put down every point and detail that one needs to know to go to Bali, KL, and malaysia. You have even written down the driver’s number, what more can one ask for? This is a complete must-read post for everyone who is traveling to malaysia….hats off to writing in all the details :*

  4. πŸ˜€ wow beautiful … Love those videos .. m seeing them again and again πŸ˜€

  5. Abhilasha says:

    What a lovely place…so much to see and do..
    Yeah I am planning my holiday already…I don’t know when it will materialize..but reality cant stop me from planning..
    From now on all my dreams are made of Bali…ahhh I think Im gonna sleep now πŸ˜‰
    Love

  6. Parminder says:

    amazing videos….nice song selection

  7. Shrutika says:

    thanks for these recommendations my aunt is planning to visit bali soon ill surely show her this page ..if u planning another vacation…i would definitely whole heartedly say plzz go to New Zealand im sure you would love it very much its a heaven πŸ˜€ I hope u think on this <3 :* thanks again for this post ..love the way you share ur trips πŸ˜€

    • Shrutika says:

      The first pic is a stunner …how did u capture it ??

      • Rati says:

        great shrutika. I hope this helps. :)) I have soo many places to go shrutika. NZ is not even on my list atm. Bt may be some day Sanjeev and I’d really want to go there. :))

        the sky was gorgeous that evening so sanjeev clicked it. :))

  8. aru says:

    love the details. Agar plan kar rahe ho tho one should have details like this. makes it so easy for us. Thanks for putting together all this info.

    Am off to Vietnam and China. Infact I am at the Hyd airport as I write this πŸ™‚ most of all am looking forward to the visit to the Great Wall of China. probably going to be the highlight of this trip for me. will put up pics on FB for sure (I know some friends of mine who make faces the moment I say pics but what the heck!! right???). wont commit to writing my travel tales on IMBB this time. πŸ™ never seem to keep up my word.

    • Rati says:

      you are one travel lady!! so inspiring. :)) enjoy yourself and have fun!! :)) okay just let me know when you post. i rarely check FB so let me know. :)) aww it’s okay. have fun!! πŸ™‚

  9. Shifa says:

    that click by Sanjeev is awesome .. so beautiful
    thanks for the details Rati.. well explained..
    now let me watch the videos πŸ™‚

  10. Manasi says:

    Nice videos girl!! You look Pretty πŸ™‚

  11. NehaS says:

    Hi Rati!!! thnks for writing this for us. it will surely help me in planning my Bali trip.. Keep doing it for all other upcoming trips either in india or abroad…
    I would also like to mention about two hotels where we stayed in Malaysia. This will help our visitors πŸ™‚
    1. Langkawi- Firangipani.. it was very very beautiful. right on the beach, u get independent villas or hut, market nearby(walking distance).Open shower. I would say AWESOME. COSTED 28K FOR 3NIGHTS. all other five stars are very very far and you cannot go anywhere without vehicle but from here u can.
    2. Kuala lumpur- 5star hotelS are very cheap over there. we stayed at Pacific regency 5start. Executive suite. It was also awesome. it had kitchen and dining and drawing room. It was right in front of minara and bukit bintang. mono rail was also at walking distance. Cost 16k for 3nights πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  12. Soundarya says:

    Yay!! I am soooo excited Rati..Booked our flight tickets to Malaysia and Bali..Planning for 2 nights in Langkawi !
    Will be staying in Bali for 4 Nights..We are looking to book the taxi as well..Hav seen d rates and there is quite a difference..say from 450000 to 700000..would u mind sharing howmuch driver Sumara charges for a full day tour..
    Planning for river rafting also to try out balinese massage..after 9 months of being in boring Bahrain,we r sooo looking forward to dis vacation πŸ™‚ kinda honeymoon πŸ˜›

  13. Shivani says:

    Wow lovely! We are also planning a vacation..confused between Thailand and Bali. Which one would you suggest considering I am not so temple person?!

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