Perlis is located at the northern of the Peninsular of Malaysia. It is also the smallest state in Malaysia covering an area of around 800sq km. It is surrounded by Thailand on the northwest, north and northeast borders and by Kedah state on the south and east. The capital city of Perlis is Kangar and the royal capital, where the Raja has his residence in Arau. Perlis experiences tropical monsoon with temperatures ranging from 21'C to 32'C. From the months of January to April, Perlis is usually hot and dry.
The nearest airport to Perlis is Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Kepala Batas, Kedah where it takes 45 minutes’ drive from the airport. Flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru are available at the airport. From there, you can take taxi or bus to Perlis.
Driving to Perlis is convenient as it is accessible via the North-South highway and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. You can take exit at the Changloon interchange and proceed along the Changloon-Kuala Perlis Expressway to Perlis. If you use main road into Perlis you may use Route 7 which links Alor Star, Kedah with Kangar and Padang Besar at the Thai-Malaysia border.
You can also take a bus or taxi from Johor, Terengganu, Kelantan, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kedah arrive at Bukit Lagi Bas Terminal in Kangar. Buses to other states also available here which depart from both the Kangar and Kuala Perlis bus stations.
Perlis can be reach by train from Kuala Lumpur and Butterworth on Keretapi Tanah Melayu's Senandung Langkawi, as well as from Bangkok, Thailand on the State Railways of Thailand's International Express. The two main railway stations in Perlis are Arau and Padang Besar on the Thai-Malaysian border.
Kota Kayang Museum is also known as Perlis State Museum is one of the prime tourist destinations that you can visit during your stay in Perlis. This museum showcases the history and culture of the area and the ruling family. You may find here the attractive royal mausoleum, a small cave and manicured gardens.
Kelam Cave is a must visit destinations during your stay in Perlis. The cave is one of the most unique caves in Malaysia as it is a 370-metre long limestone cave where it is famous for its 'cave walk'. The cave is among the favorites cave for the adventure seekers. You will enter from one end of the cave and come out at a different location.
For the nature lover you may come and visit Perlis State Park to see forestry and beautiful flora and fauna here. The park is surrounded with beautiful, thick lush forest, sheer cliff faces and extensive cave system. Due to its wide variety of bird species around, there are also many bird lovers whom will camp in the park for a couple of days, dedicating their time for bird watching.
If you are the fishing lover then Kuala Perlis is an ideal place for you to visit during your stay in Perlis. Kuala Perlis is a busy fishing port at the mouth of the River Perlis and has a ferry terminal for those wishing to visit Langkawi. It is famous for its seafood dishes such as Ikan Bakar and Assam Laksa.
For the shopping lover you may spend your time at Wang Kelian Weekend Market to buy local or Thai products and some souvenir at a cheap price. Due to its location at a border with Thailand, Malaysia and Thailand nationals can cross over into each other’s territory at weekends without a passport.
The Putra Regency Hotel is a 3-star hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Kangar is a good choice when you are visiting Perlis. This hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. For travelers who are looking for affordable and comfortable stay, The Putra Regency Hotel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.
Metro Inn Arau is a 3-star hotel located at the heart of Arau, Perlis. It is located nearby tourist attractions such as Kota Kayang Museum within 13 km and Perlis State Park within 23 km. Metro Inn Arau is a wise choice for travelers visiting Perlis.