If you have always dreamt of enjoying Malaysia’s tropical gardens, pristine islands, breathtaking monasteries, or bustling skyscrapers, this may be the best time to do so.
Travel and tour operators converged with governmental organizations at the Visit Malaysia 2020 event in Kuala Lumpur. They had a clear goal in mind: to join forces in promoting the southeast Asian country’s tourist offerings in an effort to further boost Malaysia’s booming tourism industry.
Fortunately for Indian nationals, they are one among only 10 nationalities eligible to obtain an eVisa for Malaysia entirely online. The straightforward application process can be completed from the comfort of your home or office, in just a few minutes.
Travelers from non-eligible countries still need to go through the hassle of getting a traditional Malaysian visa by visiting an embassy or consulate or waiting in long lines at the border for a visa on arrival.
Malaysia hopes to broaden its appeal as an ideal travel destination to new demographics, particularly amongst the following collectives:
- Filmmakers and other individuals working in the entertainment industry
- Students and younger travelers
- Honeymooners and couples planning their wedding
Indian citizens —currently among the top 10 nationalities visiting Malaysia for leisure— came out particularly favored by the many travel initiatives already taking place:
- Simplified visa issuance process for Indian passport holders visiting Malaysia: eVisa Malaysia can be completed entirely online
- There are currently 238 weekly flights connecting India and Malaysia
- There are 8 Indian cities with direct flights to Kuala Lumpur Airport
- There are 5 airlines connecting India and Malaysia with direct flights
The Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign is truly playing on the country’s strengths with this initiative, as it aims to deepen the desire to vacation in the country focussing on the following qualities it offers tourists:
- Ecotourism in rainforests, mountains, islands, and beaches
- Warm hospitality
- Multi-ethnic cuisine
- Diverse Malaysian culture, arts, heritage, and history
Malaysia Tourism expects to welcome over 700,000 visitors from India this year, and soon cross their first million tourists in a single year period. With a 15.5% growth compared to the previous year, the country is well on its way to reaching this goal.
Will you be one of the hundreds of thousands of travelers going from India to Malaysia this year? If so, then please be aware that Indian nationals visiting Malaysia must meet the requirements for a Malaysia eVisa for Indian citizens.
Thankfully, the requirements are simple and the straightforward application will save you time and effort. Once you submit the online application for an eVisa Malaysia, you will receive your visa via email within 1 business day.
Once you have your visa approved, you will likely find the following information very helpful while you plan your next trip from India to Malaysia:
Indian Cities With Direct Flights to Kuala Lumpur
There are 8 Indian cities that offer travelers direct flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia:
Other Indian Cities With Flights to Kuala Lumpur
These are the Indian cities from which travelers may now fly out to Kuala Lumpur with 1 or more stops along the way:
- New Delhi
- Port Blair
Airlines Flying Direct From India to Malaysia
There is a growing number of airlines connecting India to Malaysia with over 200 weekly flights. Aside from the ones listed below, which are currently serving this stretch, Vistara and SpiceJet are launching new services that will join the 2 countries even more in the very near future:
- Malindo Air
- AirAsia X
- Malaysia Airlines
- Batik Air
- Indigo Airlines
Whether Malaysia has been on your bucket list for years or you just decided it will be your next vacation destination, go ahead and apply online for a Malaysian eVisa. It takes just a few minutes to fill out your personal and travel information and is usually approved within 1 business day.