Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur In Two Days | Travel Itinerary | Malaysia

As the Kuala Lumpur trip was my husband’s official trip, we had only one weekend to explore Malaysia’s capital city. Thankfully, most of the well-known tourist attractions were located near our hotel Istana. Hence two days were sufficient for us to cover up maximum must-visit places, if not all! If you are planning for a short-tip to this city and wondering what are the best places to visit and things to do in Kuala Lumpur then keep reading this post! 

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Best tourist places to see and things to do in Kuala Lumpur in Two Days-

Kuala Lumpur best tourist attraction is The petronas Twin Towers, at Suriya Mall, KLCC, Malaysia

The first tourist spot on our list was Petronas Twin Towers. We didn’t hire any taxi as this tourist attraction was easily reachable on foot from our hotel. Mind you, this road is busy even on weekends as well. If you have only 48 hours and are staying around 'Kuala Lumpur City Centre' or Golden Triangle then this is the place to start!

Suriya KLCC mall, The PETRONAS Twin Towers:

Suriya KLCC shopping mall is a 6-story shopping complex containing numerous fashion and makeup brand outlets. This shopping complex is located at the base of the PETRONAS twin towers. As we went during our (Indian) Diwali festival, we spotted a beautiful ‘rangoli’ was made at the entrance of the mall. The cool air inside the mall was a respite from the scorching hot sunny weather that day! Well, this is the perfect place for you shopaholics!

Things to do in Suriya Mall, KLCC. Best places to see in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in two days
Suriya Mall, KLCC

Inside the mall, there is a shortcut way to the Towers and from the ticket counter, you can buy the tickets if needed. Pre-booking is highly recommended! For online ticket purchase, head over to https://eticket.petronastwintowers.com.my.

Petronas Twin Towers view from KLCC Park, Suriya Mall. Best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur in two days, NBAM blog
View from KLCC Park

The magnificent Twin Towers structure resembling the letter M for Malaysia was built by Petroliam Nasional Bhd (PETRONAS, Malaysia's national petroleum corporation) which depicts the nation’s culture & traditions. Besides, the sky-bridge is the world’s highest two storey-bridge from where you can experience the spectacular views of the picturesque surroundings. The views from there are a sight to behold, a must-visit place for sure! You can also capture pictures of the stunning towers from KLCC Park.

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Petrosains, the science discovery centre at Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia tourist attraction, best places to see in KL

There is a Science Discovery Centre, PETROSAINS inside the Petronas Twin Towers. You can enter this centre via level 4 of the Suriya mall. The centre was packed with students, their teachers and parents. It’s a great learning and fun place for kids. So if you are visiting the towers with your children then do not forget to check it out.

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Located just 5 minutes away from the Twin Towers and close to KLCC Park is a world-class aquarium that displays a wide array of freshwater, marine and land creatures from Malaysia and around the world. What do you expect to see in an aquarium centre? Name it and this has all! I was overjoyed to see those giant turtles, stingrays, Red-bellied Piranhas, Rare Sand-Tiger sharks and the 10 foot long gigantic Arapaima.

Aquaria KLCC, Things to see and do in Aquarium Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. NBAM blog photography
Aquaria KLCC

There is a 90 mts long underwater tunnel with a slow-moving walkway surrounded by a transparent glass wall from where you can view the marine life creatures without getting wet.

anamika chattopadhyaya at AQUARIA KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, NBAM blog.
A giant shark- Aquaria KLCC

The special activities include interactive feeding shows that are scheduled throughout the day, adventurous dive with real-life sharks, Cage-rage package and ‘Sleep with Sharks’ programme exclusively for the kids. Everything is organized so well with proper information that there is no need to hire any tourist guide/guide book. This place is absolutely worth the money and visit.

For more information on the latest price and visiting hours-  http://aquariaklcc.com/


Petronas Towers and Aquaria both are connected with this KLCC Park. The park is spacious, clean, has a nice swimming pool, lake and is beautifully maintained. There are plenty of benches to sit, relax, and admire the awe-inspiring structure.

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The park is absolutely perfect for spending some good quality time amidst lush greenery while watching the Lake Symphony Light & Sound Water Fountain Show. Did I tell you, this Park has some amazing insta-worthy spots? Take out your camera and start clicking!!

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The fountain display at KLCC Park, Suriya Mall

Menara Kuala Lumpur/KL Tower:

What, you didn’t get the tickets for Petronas Twin Towers Sky Bridge tour? Don’t get disappointed, head straight to Menara Kuala Lumpur which has the highest viewpoint than the Petronas Towers! Renowned as the 7th tallest freestanding telecommunications tower in the world, KL Tower is situated atop Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve in Kuala Lumpur.

KL Tower, Menara Kuala Lumpur, malaysia. World's tallest telecommunication tower at Kuala Lumpur. Best places to visit in KL in 2 days
KL Tower, Malaysia

You can purchase the tickets for Observation deck (276mt) and Sky Deck (300mt above ground level) from the ticket counter located at the base of the hill. Grab a shuttle which will take you to the tower at totally free of cost. Aside from experiencing breath-taking panoramic views of the city skyline and the Twin Towers from the Sky Deck, there are souvenir shops, KL Gift shops (stocked with one-of-a-kind items), photo-ops, amphitheatre, Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant & lots more awaiting you right inside the tower. 
View of Petronas Towers from KL Tower Observation Deck, Kuala Lumpur. Best tourist attraction in KL. Things to do in KL tower
View of Twin Towers from KL tower

We went to the Moghul Mahal Restaurant for our lunch and totally enjoyed their sumptuous food & service. If you love Indian food, you can pay a visit to this restaurant.

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Moghul Mahal Restaurant Food in KL Tower

For more information on KL tower, kindly visit- https://www.menarakl.com.my/index.php/online-ticketings

Other attractions for the visitors are:

Mini zoo:

Adjacent to the KL Tower, there is a mini zoo which has wild animals like python, squirrel monkeys, rabbits, birds & plant species. Take a small tour around the zoo, you and your kids will love it.

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KL Tower Mini Zoo


An absolutely fun place to see and explore is this “Upside down House” which is located a stone throw away from the Menara. You can find all the furniture in the house is upside-down! A unique museum, isn’t it?

UPSIDE DOWN House Museum, KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, NBAM blog. Things to do and see in KL Tower
Upside-Down Museum

In the same vicinity, there is a giant 100-year-old Jelutong Tree which looks stunning! Other tourist attractions include Blue Coral Aquarium, KL Forest Eco Park, XD Theatre that we couldn’t experience due to time limitation. 

100-year-old Jelutong tree at KL Tower, kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Best things to do and see in KL Tower. Kuala lumpur in two days
The 100-Year-old Jelutong Tree

Batu Caves:

Named after the Sungai Batu (Stone River) that flows past the hill, this limestone hill is HUGE and impressive. It requires great energy to climb up a flight of 272 steps to reach the main Temple Cave but absolutely worth the effort! On your way to the cave, you will surely be greeted by the cute, naughty cave dwellers (aka monkeys), so be cautious while carrying any food packets/bags in your hands.

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Batu Caves
Batu Cave is one of the most popular Tamil shrines in Malaysia and abroad. The world's tallest statue of Lord Murugan is installed right at the foothill of the cave. At the entrance, you’ll find people feeding a lot of pigeons. Temple cave is the largest cave of the hill which comprises of Hindu Shrines. Hold your head up high and get mesmerized by the beaming rays of the sun that come through the opening end of the rock formations and cast a spell on the Cave!

Batu Caves Temple Cave Interior, KL. Best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur in two days. NBAM blog
Temple Cave
Just below it, there is the Dark Cave that features extinct animals and flora & fauna. The Art Gallery Cave and Musical Cave are situated at the base of the hill portraying statues and paints of Hindu Gods. Located a stone's throw away is Ramayana cave that depicts the stories of Lord Rama and in front of the cave, you can find a giant statue of Lord Hanuman also. 

Best things to do and see in Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2days travel itinerary. NBAM blog
Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Zoo and Aquarium:

The next top destination is National Zoo Kuala Lumpur which is situated about 5kms away from the capital city. Zoo Negara encompasses a forest lake and 16 animal exhibits making it the most sought-after tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur after the Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL.

Zoo Negara, National Zoo of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Best places to visit in KL in two days. NBAM blog
Zoo Negara, KL

The Zoo Negara has Giant Panda Convention Centre wherein two super cute pandas from Sichuan, China are kept inside a spacious air-conditioned room. It's a delightful experience for the visitors watching those cute creatures sleeping, taking a tour inside that centre.

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Giant Panda Convention Centre, Zoo Negara, Kuala lumpur, Malaysia. Best things to do in National Zoo, KL
Giant Panda Convention Centre

The other exhibits include Malaysian Elephants, Lake birds, Australian Plain (houses wallabies, emus, Kangaroos etc), Hornbill Centre, Reptile House, Butterfly Garden, Children’s World, Mammals Kingdom to name a few.

Best things to do and see in Zoo Negara, kuala Lumpur National Zoo, Malaysia. NBAM Blog photography
Zoo Negara exhibits

Zoo Negara is vast and to explore this huge zoo you need at least 3 to 4 hours so make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes and outfit. I liked their idea of making open-concept spacious enclosures for the zoo residents!

There is a photo-booth near the entrance for visitors. If interested you can go for the photo-shoot and take the photo printouts or frames as a souvenir with you. The admission to the zoo is not free though, visitors need to pay a minimal price.

For tickets and admission details, kindly check https://www.zoonegaramalaysia.my/openinghours.html

Besides Zoo Negara, the other interesting notable parks in KL are- Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, KL Butterfly Park and Orchid Garden that comprise of rare, exotic species of creatures, birds and plants.

Last but not least, to experience the nightlife and to feel the pulse of this vibrant city you must pay a visit to the buzzing streets of Bukit Bintang. This is the most happening place in Kuala Lumpur and it’s abuzz with plentiful fine bars, hotels, shopping malls and restaurants. If you are a nightlife enthusiast, then this place is ideal for you as it comes alive at night!! 

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So this was our short travel itinerary for 2 days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There are other various activities to do in Kuala Lumpur as this Capital city is abundant in nature-attractions, hiking trails for adventure seekers and nature lovers apart from those above-mentioned tourist places. Kuala Lumpur has a great affordable transport & communication system. To travel around the city, you either can grab a taxi or avail tourist Hop on Hop off bus or Monorail.

I wish I could cover a few more tourist spots but the weather was too hot to walk and take a tour. I would highly recommend visiting Malaysia during the winter or spring seasons. I know at times, we cannot finish visiting all that a place has to offer especially within 2-3 days! So the tourist places that I couldn’t tick off my list, will try to visit them on my next trip to KL.

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  1. One day. ONE DAY my husband and I will venture over to Kuala Lumpur!!! We typically travel during the holiday season. Last year we couldn't but this year, IT IS ON!!

  2. When I visited Kuala Lumpur I did go to the Suriya KLCC shopping mall but unfortunately the observation deck was closed for restoration. That was about 7-8 years ago. I have been to Batu Caves as well (less colorful back then) and saw the vicious monkeys, haha. :)

  3. I would love to visit here some day. What a packed two day itinerary to see and experience some of the best sites. I'll have to save this to my travel board for my "someday" trip. :)

  4. It is so incredibly beautiful there! I have to see Kuala Lampur one day. I can't get enough of these shots!

  5. What a great list you have for KL tour. The two things I love to do are climbing up Batu Caves and go up the KL Tower for a night view.

  6. My boys would love the zoo, aquarium, and the parks. It looks like there's so much to do here. It's not a place I'd ever thought to visit before, but now I'd love to see more.

  7. I have said many times that I need to go back to KL, and after reading this article, I am sure of it. We were there for three days and the only thing we did from this list is Batu Caves.

  8. Kuala Lumpur looks amazing! The rock formation at the Batu Cave must have been extraordinary to look at. Definitely putting KL on my must travel to list. Thanks for your great tourist tips.

  9. I have been to Kuala Lumpur two times and would love to go again. It is beautiful and lovely. I have visited all these places and would love to visit them again

  10. Awesome suggestions will keep in mind for my bucket list goals

  11. These look like cool places to visit! I'd really like to see the Petronas Towers and the Batu Caves...

  12. There are so many interesting places to visit in Kuala Lumpur! I particularly liked the upside down house and the Sungai Batu Cave. Climbing 272 steps is a great exercise.

  13. Looks really great here in Kuala Lumpur..! Very nice shots..! Hope I could visit here one of these days..

  14. Great guide! it makes me think my schedule is correct. Thanks for posting! pinning

  15. Nope, never been to Kuala Lumpur. But all these sights look like must-sees indeed. Would love to check out the view from that bridge!

  16. It's really beautiful down there. Look at those twin towers,the zoo and the food. It's really a beautiful place to visit.

  17. I am dying to visit Kuala Lumpur! These are some must-visit spots. That mall looks incredible!

  18. Kuala Lumpur looks a nice place to visit. You surely had a fabulous time there.

  19. Wow, this place looks incredible. There’s so much to do and see there! Looks like a brilliant place to take the whole family

  20. it sounds interesting! adding to my travel list for the future

  21. I'm always amazed by the architectural wonders around the world. We look forward to exploring more when our kiddos are older.

  22. I have friends in Malaysia and hope to visit them someday. It is a beautiful country with much to see and do

  23. looks like a very interesting place to visit.

  24. I hear Malaysia has such amazing things to see. You confirmed it with this list. Thanks for the recommendations

  25. I would really love to travel there! I wouldn't have known where to even begin!

  26. I would love to travel here sometime! All of the attractions that you showed here look so fun and interesting! Definitely on the travel bucket list. Thanks for sharing!

  27. I have always wanted to visit this country. Thank you for sharing all the tips. Hopefully I will use them one day too.

  28. So many things to see and do there! It looks like you really utilized your time and had such an amazing trip. I would love the underwater tunnel, those types of things are so beautiful to me.

  29. I've visited Kuala Lumpur a couple of times but haven't visited all of these places that you reccommended, hope i could explore all of them by this year.

  30. KL is on my bucket list again. This place is so nice. I'm so excited to visit KL. Been missing it for years.. ��

  31. I am sending this to my Mom and sister because they are going to Malaysia next month. I've been there but only visited the Twin Towers coz I was there for a day only. I need to go and visit the other places you mentioned.

  32. Wow... so many different things to see and do. I was quite surprised to hear what's inside those towers. I was expecting offices and apartments or something 0- not a science center!

  33. Wow it all looks so beautiful! I can't believe how many amazing things you were able to see and do in just 2 days!

  34. Oh wow, I have never been to Malaysia but I would absolutely love to visit. It looks so beautiful!

  35. So many beautiful places to see. This is really a nice place to visit. Kuala Lumpur on my bucket list.

  36. Geraline Batarra15 May 2019 at 19:02

    It really looks great here in Malaysia. So many nice places to explore and food is so interesting.. ����

  37. I didn't know there was a set of twin towers there. What a great itinerary.

  38. Malaysia has been on our list for a long time, but we never seem to make it. This post has certainly put Malaysia back to the top.

  39. Oh wow! I’m not sure I could ever leave that place. it is absolutely one of the most gorgeous place I’ve ever seen.

  40. Such a wonderful place to take a wonderful vacation. It’s so really nice ambiance to spend with family and loved ones.

  41. I have never been to Malaysia and I can say that this is a perfect destination getaway for my whole family. I will def add this to my bucket list

  42. The aquarium looks like one of the best I have seen. It would definitely be on my list of places to go while I am out there. Very cool!

  43. i am keeping it in travle bookmarks now..it will definitely come handy :)

  44. I do really love to travel in Malaysia. Such a beautiful place to explore. I would love to be in the Zoo with panda bear.