A savvy man once said that troublesome streets regularly prompt lovely goals, which is valid on account of Mount Jerai situated in Gurun, Kedah (the northern piece of Peninsular Malaysia). The street to its crest is tight, long and twisting with numerous sharp curves along soak slants. The excursion up takes at any rate thirty minutes via auto, however it can likewise be come to by whatever methods, e.g. a thrill seeker will likely like to cycle or climb the distance to the best.
The nerve-destroying venture is well justified, despite all the trouble once you get to the pinnacle of Mount Jerai. At 986 meters above ocean level, the view is totally amazing. Being the main mountain in Peninsular Malaysia that is arranged close to the drift, you’ll get the opportunity to devour your eyes not just on the tremendous paddy fields (which, contingent on the period of visit, can be either green or shining gold, prepared for reap), yet in addition the astounding perspective of the ocean in the scenery. On the off chance that the climate licenses, you’ll get the chance to witness a shocking dusk over this scene and catch a look at Langkawi Island. As you sit and appreciate the landscape, your considerations may reflect some place past this skyline, where an old kingdom of Kedah going back around 2,000 years BC, yet to be completely found, is gradually being uncovered… however that is another story to tell.
Would you trust me if I somehow happened to disclose to you that Mount Jerai used to be just 23 meters above ocean level and was at one time an island? Till today, sand, similar to the one found by the shoreline, can be found at the highest point of Mount Jerai and additionally in the wilderness adjacent where individuals do their climbing! Other confirmation demonstrating that Mount Jerai was previously an island is the disclosure of a types of tree that must be found along the shorelines particularly in the east bank of the Peninsular.
It is so tranquil and quiet up on the peak, also delightful with hydrangeas in different shades enhancing the two sides of the little path paving the way to the best. Each August, the mountain bluff blooms with a huge number of wild orchids, which is an incredible sight.
The highest point of Mount Jerai is commanded by an expansive resort known as The Regency Jerai Hill Resort, which offers different sorts of settlement. Its professional flowerbed is great with delightful verdure, for example, monkey glasses or tropical pitcher plants and a few types of wild orchids, to give some examples.
At right around 1,000 meters above ocean level, Mount Jerai is well known among BASE-jumpers and is known as the most noteworthy take-off site for paragliding in the Peninsular. Among different exercises that guests can partake in are wilderness trekking, night strolling, viewing both dawn and dusk, waterfall abseiling and paintball.
Adjacent spots of interests that can be come to either by vehicle or basically climbing incorporate Sungai Teroi Forest, Alur Naga Waterfalls, Jerai Mushroom Farm, Jerai Orchid Nursery, Jerai Forestry Museum and Bujang Valley Archeological Museum.
Drive northwards on the North-South Highway and take the Gurun exit. Turn left after the toll and at the following intersection, swing ideal to Gurun town itself. From here it’s only a short separation away and after that turn left at the sign to Gunung Jerai.
Ride the ETS Train from KL Sentral to Alor Setar, Kedah, a voyage of around five hours.
There is additionally an open transport benefit which frequents the foothills of Mount Jerai from Alor Setar at regular intervals.
Vans are given at the foot of Mount Jerai to brings travelers all over at a cost of RM60.