Kuala Tahan, Jerantut Town
Mutiara Taman Negara, Sy Jerantut Hotel Pahang
Taman Negara National Park, Pahang National Park
Currently, there are around 32 hotels that you can book in Jerantut
The name was said to derive from an Orang asli named Tut. He was a brave man who would go hunting and fishing on a boat, and to carry goods via the dangerous rapids abound in the river. However, on one fateful day, Tut’s boat overturned at one of the rapids, and sadly, he drowned and died. The place where he died was named as Jeram Tut which means rapid. With the passage of time, and the way the Pahang dialect is spoken, the place name simply became "Jerantut".
In Pahang history, it is famous as the place where patriots, Datuk Bahaman, Tok Gajah and Mat Kilau, fought battles against the British colonialists in the late 19th century.
It is the gateway to Taman Negara and other nearby nature and adventure sites, Jerantut town provides the tourists and visitors with the necessary conveniences and services, with its shops and affordable budget hotels.
From Kuala Lumpur, either through KLIA2 or Subang Airport, take a flight to Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport, Kuantan Pahang.
From Integrated Bus Terminal (TBS), you can take a bus straight to Jerantut.
Situated at the north-western tip of Pahang, it is sited approximately 90 kilometres from Ipoh, roughly 200 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur or about 355 kilometres from Kuantan, the capital of Pahang. It is the smallest constituency in Pahang, yet the most extensive hill station in Malaysia. It becomes one of Malaysia’s most visited attraction centres by either locals or foreigners. Tourists can get here either by bus, taxi or car. Tea and strawberries jam, strawberries dip in chocolate and few more. Brinchang night market that sells a wide range of merchandise and food. Prepare sweaters or thick clothes as sometimes it could be very cold up there.
Kuala Tahan National Park is the largest national park in Peninsular Malaysia. It is famous for its tropical rainforest, birds, insects, river, wildlife and indigenous tribes. The dry season runs from February to September, which is the best time to visit the park. The peak tourist season is from April to August. Tourists sometimes get to see the indigenous way of making their living in the jungle. There are activities held at night such as jungle trekking and few more. Do bring own medication and especially insects repellent for own comfort.
Located at Lot 3748, Jalan Tahan, Bandar Baru, Jerantut, 27000, this one star hotel offers a very cheap and affordable rate per night. It is a low as RM55 at Traveloka.com. This hotel accommodates three different categories of guestrooms; standard, deluxe and superior to allow the guests to choose based on their needs. This would be the best hotel for budget travellers who come to rest for a while before continue their journey to somewhere else.
Situated on Kuala Tahan, Jerantut, 27000, Mutiara Taman Negara is a three stars hotel that is famous among the travellers who plan to visit Taman Negara. This would be the perfect stay for those who plan on exploring the park for this resort offers few Taman Negara explorer packages. It accommodates a wide range of stays from camp site to chalet, suite and bungalow. The wooden built guestroom structure gives a beautiful village scenery to the resort. It is also available for business travellers as the resort comes with well-equipped meeting rooms as well as banquets. For further inquiries, do check its official website or directly contact the receptionist. It may be rated as three stars stay yet the service, facilities and beautiful scenery have the guests to feel like staying in a top rated hotel and resort. The rate starts from RM679 per night.