How to travel to India from Malaysia?

Here are some things you need to know about traveling to India from Malaysia:

1. Booking your flight: There are two main ways to get to India from Malaysia: by plane or train. Flying is the fastest and most convenient option, while traveling by train can be cheaper. Direct flights to India depart from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to major Indian cities such as New Delhi (DEL), Mumbai (BOM), and Chennai (MAA); in fact, Malaysia Airlines alone now operates nine routes to key Indian hubs.

Flight time to India from Malaysia ranges from 3h45 mins to 5h40 mins, depending on where you're departing - and once you're in India, you can easily connect to additional destinations via rail, bus, or domestic planes.

2. Applying for an India visa for Malaysian citizens: Malaysians will need an Indian visa to enter the country. The specific visa you can apply for will depend on the purpose of your trip. If you are going to India as a short-term tourist, you may be able to apply for an e-visa. 

3. Booking your accommodation: Finding suitable accommodation for you and your family is a top priority if you’re arriving in India. There are many ways to book your accommodation in India, depending on your budget and preferences. You can choose to stay in hotels, homestay, or guest accommodation

4. What can I bring to India? When you arrive in India, you must clear customs and disclose any products that may be banned or require you to pay additional taxes or charges. While customs standards are generally similar across the world, it's vital to double-check the details, particularly tax-free exemption criteria, which may be found in India's luggage rules. Another significant reminder is that you cannot import INR in cash beyond 25,000 INR (about 1390 MYR at the time of writing).

5. Buy travel insurance: India is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture. It's also an extremely safe tourist destination to visit. However, if you plan to visit India, you need to take certain steps to protect yourself from the hazards that might afflict travelers. In India, travel insurance is very necessary. If you're going to India, be sure your travel insurance covers medical emergencies, hospital fees, and any pre-existing problems you may have.

6. Get a travel e-sim: Indian eSIM is essentially an embedded SIM card that can connect to any network provider without requiring a traditional SIM card. You may enable an eSIM card directly from your smartphone. Your smartphone should also be compatible with eSIM in India. You can choose to get an ESIM card through the Indian Immigration Services website.

7. Exchange currency in India: There are many ways to exchange currency in India including private money changers, banks, and airports, among others.

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