Eating Out @ Cameron Highlands

Two amazing places for Indian food in CH! Looking at the pictures still makes my mouth water 😛 (see pictures in original post)

Mouthfuls from Jhakal

CH is a lovely place but it doesn’t offer a lot when it comes to food. On top of that, being vegetarian makes it a bit of a challenge to find food you’d enjoy. There were several steam-boat restaurants all over the place but I didn’t try any.

I was still able to discover some good places and enjoyed hot, freshly cooked food at a couple of great eating joints. The cool weather made the meals even better 🙂 . The Tanah Rata market provides some choices and several tourists throng the area for food. Here are two great places I’d suggest:

Singh Chapati – this is a very simple setup run by a couple. They serve extremely tasty and wholesome indian food. It’s cooked with less oil and just the right amount of spices. We went here twice and loved both meals! The service is not flawless but hey…

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Drinking it up at Cameron Highlands

Tea anyone? Well there’s bucket fulls to try at Cameron Highlands, MY. Read on for more :-)!

Mouthfuls from Jhakal

7 Cameron Valley Tea House, nestled at a great spot overlooking Bharat Tea estate

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Cameron Highlands last week and spent a good part of an afternoon and an evening visiting a couple of tea estates. A unique feature of the tea estates here are the tea room/house/centre overlooking the estate where people can sit back and enjoy tea and accompaniments (mostly english like scones, cream puffs and the like).

Enjoyed tea with an awesome vview Enjoyed tea with an awesome view

First visit was at the Cameron Valley Tea House, overlooking Bharat Tea Estate. Really enjoyed the mint tea and scones with cream! 🙂 The setting was amazing too (see above?)!

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Second visit was at BOH tea centre, quite popular and overlooking Sungei Palas tea estate. There is a small tea factory also one can visit, a video documentary on tea making process that keeps running…

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A Mossy Forest and A Misty Mountain

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Mist all around, outside our hotel

Last week I was in Cameron Highlights, Malaysia. The first thing which I loved about the place was the weather – it was so cool and breezy, with a morning mist floating around; a much needed respite from the sun in most south-east-asian destinations.

The day after arrival, we booked a half day tour with CS travels which took us to the highest peak in CH, called Gunung Brinchang, 6600 ft. above sea level. While most of the view was blocked due to mist, we did manage to see a few glimpses. Besides, the weather up there was all the more amazing. The drive up to the place was quite nice as well with pretty views. It’s one of the few highest points one can drive upto.

Watch Tower at G. Brinchang constructed by the British

 

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One of the views from the watch tower

A few meters from the highest point is the Mossy Forest and our guide took us inside for a short trek, just to get a feel of the forest. It was my first visit to a moss covered forest and I liked the feel of the place and even learned some facts about it. Our guide informed us that the cool weather conditions are conducive for moss growth and  therefore the mossy forest, the moss makes the ground spongy unlike a normal forest. We saw and smelled certain plants/leaves, eucalyptus and another one used in balms etc. which makes the forest totally devoid of mosquitoes.  The plants take-in water from the mist and that’s why the roots grow all over rather than just under the ground towards the water source.

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Way to Mossy Forest

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