Cameron highlands are one of the most beautiful hill stations of Malaysia. Spread across 712 sq. Kms and situated at a distance of 200 kms from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. It is a collection of peaceful townships. This amazing place is located at an altitude of 1500 metres. It is nestled among the beautiful mountains. Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world. The tours will brings you into some sprawling tea plantations and strawberry farms, exotic resorts, lush green valleys and meandering hillslopes.
All this combine to set a perfect setting for an ideal holiday. The pleasant climate, beautiful landscapes and a sea of tranquillity, unleashes a heavenly experience on the tourists. This place is blessed with abundant natural beauty, rich ecosystem peaceful and calm atmosphere.
Cameroon Highland tourism is very rich and is gifted with plethora of attractions among which the most popular are:
- the museum and galleries,
- strawberry farms,
- well organised tea plantations,
- vegetables farms
- the colourful butterfly centres.
The Cameron Highlands golf club, the All Souls Church, the Foster’s Lake house, various old bungalows etc enliven the physical environment of the place.
History of Cameron Highlands
Cameroon Highland was discovered in the year 1885 by one of the legendry English Surveyor William Cameron and this quaint little place was undisturbed for many years. Later when Sir George Maxwell took charge of the hill station and today it is globally renowned as the picturesque hill station located in Malaysia. After that, it became a throbbing hill station with the setting up of numerous hotels, schools, homes, farms etc. People found this place suitable for farming because of its fertile soil and perfect weather.
Tourism in Cameron Highlands
Tourism in Cameron Highlands has since flourished due to its unmatched natural beauty and calm peaceful environment, which provides tourists an escape from the hustle and bustle of hectic modern life. Inhabited mostly by the Chinese this place is a leading resort destination of Malaysia.
Tourist services here are highly developed even though it is a rural area. Hotels, resorts, transport, guides, shopping and other leisure activities are well organised for the tourists. Most of its boutique hotels are old European Stone Mansions, highlighting its colonial legacy.
Being a popular tourist destination, it is always crowed, so the best time to visit Cameron Highlands is during the off peak season. It is crowded during the school holidays, festivals and weekends. The weather here is cool and even throughout the year. Rainfall is common for almost the entire year, however the months of February to April is usually dry.
How to get Cameron Highlands
You can reach Cameron highlands in four ways. From the south via Tapah road in Pahang, east coast via Gua Musang in Kelantan, Simpang Pulai Road in Perak and Bentong via new road in Pahang. Bus services are also available from Kuala Lumpur, Penang or Singapore. If you want to reach Cameron Highlands by air, you can choose Ipoh Airport to be your destination.
Thus an ideal place for a cool summer retreat, Cameron Highlands is perfect for a lazy holiday, to sit back, relax and indulge in the beauty and luxury of nature.
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