Cameron Highlands Travel Tips


 
                           
1. Best time to visit
 
Best time to visit Cameron Highlands is during the off peak season. Cameron Highlands is normally very crowded during the school holidays, weekends and festive holidays. You might be caught in traffic jam around the towns and the tourist spots during the peak season. Besides that, it is also advisable to visit at Cameron Highlands on weekend night, so that you can visit the famous night market at Brinchang.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
         
   
2. Weather in Cameron Highlands
 
The temperature there ranges from 14 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius. Rain is common all the year round even though the monsoon season is between November and February. However, the dry season is between February and April. If you really plan to enjoy the coldness in Cameron Highlands, you may make your way there between December and February. By the time, the temperature there can drop to 10 degree Celsius at certain places.

    - On average, the warmest month is May.
    - On average, the coolest month is January.
    - October is the wettest month.
    - July is the driest month.
 
 
   
   
3. The Township
 
This highland paradise is made up of a series of little townships which include Ringlet, Tanah Rata, Brinchang, Tringkap, Kuala Terla and Kampung Raja. Ringlet is the first town you reach (if you take the Tapah route), which is one of the main agricultural hubs in the highlands. Tanah Rata is the administrative hub of Cameron Highlands where most of the government offices and most of the chalets, lodges and backpackers accommodations are located.
 
 
 
   
   
4. Price of goods
 
Most of the locals food (Malay, Chinese and Indian Food) are available in Cameron Highlands. Due to the higher transportation cost, food's price is slightly higher compared to the foods in major city like Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Ipoh. Especially during peak season most of the restaurants which caters to tourists are located. I strongly recommend you ask the price first before you dine.