Are you planning a trip from Malaysia to Kerala? Thousands of tourists and pilgrims from major cities of Malaysia including Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang and Perak come to India in general and Kerala in particular. Kerala is a favourite destination among many Malaysian tourists, especially of Indian origin because of numerous pilgrimage sites and ancient cultural ties.
Coming from another country is a huge undertaking. Therefore, when you are planning your trip from Malaysia to Kerala, it is always better to preplan, and one of the most important aspects of planning your trip is, travel arrangements once you are in Kerala.
Most of the tourists, corporate travellers and pilgrims to Kerala from Malaysia prefer to travel by road, mostly hiring a vehicle like a taxi or a private car. The benefit of using a taxi service when you are in Kerala is that it gives you full mobility. You are never stranded. You don’t have to depend on state transport that can be unpredictable sometimes and besides, you either have to deal with agents continually, or you have to buy bus and train tickets by yourself.
Hiring a taxi, on the other hand, is just like having your vehicle. An added advantage that you also get a driver who is thoroughly knowledgeable about the local terrain, the routes, and even the places you must visit to enjoy your trip to Kerala from Malaysia fully.
Kerala offers you a cornucopia of tourist destinations, and that’s why it’s one of the best-known tourist places in the world. Nature is stunningly beautiful; there are backwaters, tea slopes, waterfalls, tropical forests and reserves and green hills. It is a tropical paradise.
Culturally and heritage -wise, it is an old place. You will find centuries-old temples. You will find European style churches and buildings because it is one of the first places in India where European colonists from Portugal, Spain, France and England anchored their ships. So, it is a melting pot of various cultural and natural stimulations that draw millions of tourists from India, Malaysia and all over the world.
What is the best time to visit Kerala from Malaysia?
There are always some general times when you want to leave your own country and visit another region, although you may have a different preference.
If you are interested in knowing which is the best season or what is the best time to come to Kerala from Malaysia, you will be happy to know that almost all seasons are suitable. Though, there is a peak season from September till March when the weather is pleasant (near the equator, so, not very hot, but being winter, pleasurably cold). Lodging can be a problem during the peak season, but if you have arranged for your accommodation and stay in advance, there shouldn’t be any problem. This is also a festive season since Christmas and New Year’s celebrations happen during the peak season, and many tourists come to Kerala specifically for these reasons.
April to May is off-season because it is a bit hot and humid, but still, various places like hill stations and beaches are buzzing with tourists even during the off-season. But comparatively, it is easier to get reservations during the off-season.
Then there is the monsoon season when it is continuously raining. People seeking Ayurveda treatments and general peace of mind come during the monsoons.
Depending on why you want to come from Malaysia to Kerala, any season can be a good season.
Which all places should you visit in Kerala when you are coming from Malaysia? Although you may have your itinerary, listed below are some of our recommendations. Of course, when you make all that effort to come from Malaysia, you wouldn’t like just to visit one tourist location in a particular city. You would like to cover as much as possible.
Tourist places in Kochi
Kochi has an airport, so, when you come by air to Kerala, there is a big chance that you will land at Kochi airport. We provide taxi services right from the Kochi airport to all major tourist spots in the region.
Due to international hotels and state-of-the-art facilities, many corporate events take place in Kochi. Hence, you will find many business executives and professionals visiting the city regularly.
Fort Kochi is a place you don’t want to miss when you are in Kochi. It’s a village that gives you a unique cultural experience. You also have a Jewish town in the heart of Kochi that you can visit and consequently, there is a famous Jewish synagogue which is a significant tourist attraction.
Near Kochi, there is a fishing village which is the only place in the world where Chinese fishing nets are used outside of China. Someone in the 16th century brought these nets to the place, and they are still being used. They are a novelty.
Temples in Kochi include Ettumanoor Shiva Temple, Jain Temple, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple and Kaduthuruthy Thali Sree Mahadeva Temple, among many.
You can also visit St Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica and Nadamel Marth Mariam Church.
Aside from these, you can spend time on the various beaches around Kochi. You can visit wildlife sanctuaries, lake resorts, cultural centres, museums and amusement parks.
When you hire our taxi service, our drivers can take you to all the worth visiting places in Kochi.
Tourist places in Munnar
By road, especially by taxi, it is effortless to reach Munnar once you have reached the Kochi airport in Kerala. Munnar is a hill station better known for its tea gardens. It is situated at an altitude of 6000 feet. The weather is pleasant round-the-year. Aside from enjoying the hill station in a leisurely manner, you can visit the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Eravikulam National Park to behold regional and exotic birds, animals and insects. You can also taste more than 100 varieties of tea in the Tata Tea Museum. There are various activities like nature walks, trekking and adventure sports. Plenty of waterfalls and awe-inspiring greenery greet you everywhere.
Tourist places in Thekkady
Thekkady is a town near the Periyar National Park. Hence, if you decide to visit Thekkady, you can also enjoy this 305 km² of pristine wilderness boasting of Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, Indian bison, gaur, Indian giant squirrel, Travancore flying squirrel, sloth, lion-tailed macaque, blue-winged parakeets, King Cobra and a variety of birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians and insects, aside from various varieties of plantation.
One of the most famous tourist locations in the area is Thekkady Lake. You can take a boat ride and enjoy the surrounding wildlife. You can also go for bamboo rafting. There are lush green coffee plantations in Murikkady, just 5 km away from Thekkady.
Tourist places in Alleppey
Alleppey is often called the “Venice of the East” because of a vast network of natural water channels connecting various parts of the place. The most exotic experience in Alleppey is going to be the stay inside one of the houseboats. You can stay inside the houseboat for more than a day while your “house” serenely floats on the soothing backwaters and the sounds of nature play a mesmeric melody round-the-clock. You can let your houseboat go towards the beach, or you can go on cruising around various backwater channels and enjoy the scenery.
Full of backwaters and marshy areas, Alleppey is ideal for bird sanctuaries and consequently, while you are there, you can visit Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary spread an open expanse of 14 acres. While luxuriating inside your boat, you can behold beautiful birds that come to roost over the patches of land and plants inside the main water body.
Enjoy boating? If you come around August, you can attend the snake boat race held in the Punnamada Lake.
Being near the sea, Alleppey gets its fair share of driftwood, and in fact, there is so much driftwood that Alleppey has Bay Island Driftwood Museum where everything is made of, you get it right, driftwood.
The most famous temple in Alleppey is Chettikulangara Devi Temple which is believed to be 1200 years old. You can also visit St. Andrew’s Basilica Arthunkal.
There are many beaches such as Thottapally Beach, Punnapra Beach and Marari Beach.
Again, the best way of visiting Alleppey is hiring a taxi service that gives you the luxury of going wherever you feel like going, stopping whenever you feel like stopping, and moving whenever you feel like moving. It is just like having your vehicle but with the added luxury of having a chauffeur.
Tourist places in Kovalam
Kovalam is a coastal town, so there is plenty of sea [so, if you want to spend quality time on one of its beaches, you won’t have a short supply of choices]. The location is famous for its scenic beauty. You even have Lighthouse Beach where there is an ancient lighthouse with a viewing platform that gives you a glimpse of faraway places into the Arabian Sea. Aside from Lighthouse Beach, you have Samudra Beach, Chowara Beach, Ashoka Beach and Hawa Beach.
If you’re looking for a pilgrimage experience, there is Vizhinjam Parasurama Temple dedicated to Lord Parasurama. There are temples, mosques and churches dedicated to different divinities and deities.
Why choose our taxi service when you are visiting Kerala from Malaysia?
Complete dependability. We have been providing professional-grade taxi services to business professionals, general tourists and pilgrims for more than 26 years with an impeccable track record. Your safety is our highest priority. We treat you like our family member. We fully understand that when you visit from Malaysia, you are looking for a memorable experience and you can have an unforgettable experience only when you travel is smooth and without hurdles.
Our drivers are well trained and experienced. We routinely verify them. We can pick you up from the airport and drop you there, so you don’t have to worry about your travel when you’re visiting Kerala. We have different sizes of vehicles so whether you’re coming alone, with your family or with a group of people, we can provide you with a car of an appropriate size.
Our customer service is available 24 x 7 x 3 65. We are reachable via telephone as well as WhatsApp. Of course, there is email. We can make personal recommendations and chart out a tailored itinerary for you as we have lasting local contacts and great familiarity with all the major and minor routes across the terrain. We endeavour always to provide you the best possible deals.
Are you planning a trip to Kerala from Malaysia? Do write to us, or give us a call or simply send us a message on WhatsApp. We will promptly get back to you with all the needed details.