If you have been to Malaysia before then you might have heard about Genting Highlands, which is a landmark place near Kuala Lumpur, and many people try to go there. but, Cameron Highlands is another place which is more flexible and offers many things than just a Casino.
In my last trip to Malaysia, I planned a trip to Cameron highlands from Kuala Lumpur, I went there and spend two days. and I’ll write the guide for you regarding getting from KL to Cameron and what to expect there.
How to Go from KL to Cameron?
Cameron Highlands is 206 KM away from Kuala Lumpur, but the journey takes around 4 to 5 hours due to mountainous terrain. However, you’ll enjoy the journey because of scenic beauty on the way. there are many options you can use to reach Cameron Highlands, you can go by private car which will be expensive like 300 to 500 MYR (Malaysian Ringgets). You can also go in group tour, if you found a tour agency in KL, but I don’t know about that.
The budget and cheapest option is Bus. I myself used bus to reach there. there is a bus station called “TBS” in Kuala Lumpur. Everyday, many buses go to Cameron from that bus station. The bus ticket from “TBS” to Cameron cost only 35 MYR per person. it stops in the way at a few places.
One thing to remember that TBS station is a little bit far from city center in Kuala Lumpur. I was staying in Bukit Bintang area and I went to “TBS” bus station using a local bus which cost some 3 MYR. if you don’t know which local bus goes to TBS station from Kuala Lumpur Central then simply ask someone, and they’ll show you the direction. you can also take taxi for 10 MYR to go to the bus stop from where you’ll get Local bus to TBS station. that’s how it works. if you go to TBS station by taxi, then keep in mind some 60 to 70 MYR which is double the price of bus journey from KL to Cameron.
What is in Cameron Highlands?
It’s just a highland. I mean a place on the top of the mountains with beautiful hills all around. the main place is Tanha Rata, where you’ll stay during your visit. from that place “Tanha Rata”, you can take a tour of the entire Cameron Highlands for as little as $10 USD. it’s a full or half day tour, in which you’ll be able to visit most of the attractions including Honey Farm, Tea Farms, Strawberry Farms and many other things.
Tanha Rata is a beautiful town, you’ll find all the modern facilities in that place. There is also a bus station, from where you can take bus to any city in Malaysia. I went to Penang from there, I’ll write about that later. but at Tanha Rata, you can easily find cheap hotels and guest houses. plenty of restaurants are also there. so nothing to be worry about.
I have also made three videos on Cameron Highlands, one is the journey from KL to Cameron Highlands, and the other is the tour of Cameron Highlands. and one video is about the town of Tanha Rata itself. you can watch these videos below, they are in Urdu/Hindi, sorry for no English. but you can still feel how it looks. Find Your Cheap Hotel Below.