Cameron Highlands stands at 1524 meters above sea level, enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures rarely higher than 25°C and low than 10 °C. In 1929, John Archibald Russell, who was the son of a British administrative officer started a tea plantation which is now the famous BOH Tea Plantation. BOH stands for Best of Highland. The other tea plantation was established in 1932, by the Shuparshad family and known as Bharat Tea Plantation in Cameron Valley brand.
Cameron Highlands is the nation’s prime producer of fresh vegetables such as carrot, chili, cabbage, cauliflower, brocolli, brinjal, tomato, green beans and more. Fruits such as strawberries, apple, orange, watermelon and much more. Flowers such as rose, carnation and jasmine. Cameron Highlands is situated in Pahang, which is the largest state in Peninsula Malaysia. It has a land of 36,000 square kilometers, much of which is undeveloped and covered by tropical rainforest. Cameron Highlands is the smallest district in Pahang, covering an area of 443 square kilometers. It is positioned close to the border to the north. It is made up of 3 main township at different elevations. The first town you’ll see coming from the South is Ringlet, followed by Tanah Rata and Brinchang. There are few small town such as Tringkap, Kuala Terla and Kampung Raja which going towards Northern part of Malaysia.
Batu Caves is a Hindu Temple located at the outskirt of Kuala Lumpur City. These limestone caves are 400 million years old. There is a total of 272 steps leading up to the top of the main cave temple. It consists of three big cave. The world’s tallest Lord Muruga Statue with the height of 42.7m (130 feet high) is located here. This destination attracts a huge crowd during Thaipusam, which is an annual festival for the Indians to pay homage to Lord Muruga. This festival will be celebrated in January or February of every year. This mother nature attraction is the most visited tourist destination.
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) established Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre in 1989. The centre is the base for the Elephant Relocation Team, which began the Elephant translocation programme in 1974. The only one of its kind in Malaysia, the team is dedicated to locating, subduing and translocating elephant from areas where their habitats throughout the Peninsular such as Taman Negara. Over the years our team has help to prevent the further decline of the elephant population by relocating more than 600 wild elephants.
Beside being the base for the translocation team and home for a number of residents and orphaned elephants, Kuala Gandah also aims to promote public awareness of the elephant’s plight in Malaysia and to support research into elephants translocation and conservation. The centre also strive to educate the public about the importance of habitat and environmental preservation. Visitors are encouraged to view a video on elephant translocation.