Putrajaya is the administrative capital of Malaysia and an iconic city designed with a mix of modern and traditional Malay and Middle Eastern architectural designs. For lovers of Islamic and Middle-Eastern History and Architecture, this city is a must-visit for a day trip or even a weekend stay at one of the finest hotels in the city.
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Putra Mosque is the centre of attraction for most visitors. The beautiful structure of the mosque borrows motifs and designs from Islamic architecture in the Middle East and Spain. Built with pink-tainted granite stone, the structure stands out in contrast to the bluish-green shades of the building in the backdrop. The mosque bears resemblance to Hassan Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.
I have visited Putrajaya Mosque almost every time during my visit to Kuala Lumpur. This place has a charming appeal for first-time visitors as well as regular visitors to Malaysia. Read more about my visit to Some of the best mosques in Malaysia
The easiest way to explore this mosque is to rent a car from the city of KLIA Airport . Alternatively, you can commute your KL Express from KL Central and catch a bus to the mosque from Putrajaya Station.
The easiest way to get to Putrajaya is to catch KL Express from KL Central and disembark at Putrajaya Station. From there you can catch a GRAB, a taxi or one of the local buses to explore the city.
While driving from KLIA and KLIA2 Putrajaya lies almost halfway between the KL City and the Airports. A couple of times when I had few hours to catch my flight, I got on a taxi to visit Putrajaya Mosque.
I think the best to enjoy this amazing location is to book a tour from Kuala Lumpur city. This way you will be able to enjoy most of the attractions including the boat tour and visit to the botanic gardens.
Taking a cruise in the lake next to Putra Mosque is an interesting way to explore the expense of Putrajaya city and enjoy the scenic views from the boat. The layout of the city is an interesting mix of residential and government offices. Book A Tour in Putrajaya
There are plenty of quality hotels and resorts in Putrajaya. Being the administrative capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya is relatively expensive and most accommodation falls in the 4 and 5-star category.
During my stay at Putrajaya, I decided to stay at Hilton Doubletree Lakeside Resort . (This establishment was called Pullman Lakeside Resort when I stayed there). This property is a great place to stay as the hotel is located next to the lake where you can enjoy the great outdoor dining experience, boating, water scooters and kayaking.
The restaurant at the lake offers amazing views at night time serving a seafood buffet and continental dishes. The dinner buffet at the restaurant is amazing with plenty of choices of Malay and continental dishes. Start off with light snacks, a seafood pizza and then move on to some interesting Malaysian dishes. There was a section of Indian Biryani and Korma as well which I really enjoyed.
Enjoy scenic views of Putrajaya from a roof-top pool. There is a kid's playroom located close to the lakeside entrance with indoor games.