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Comprised of a group of peaks, Penang Hill on Penang Island, Malaysia, is a perfect getaway for many. Blessed with pleasant climate, it once served as a hill station for the British colony. The hill is tucked away in deep forest and has a blanked of lush greenery. Walking along its trails, you will be placed right in the heart of nature. Amidst all the greenery, Penang Hill also has a few historical and religious landmarks that make the visit to the hill all the worthwhile. Take a look at this Penang Hill itinerary of 1 day and know how to thoroughly enjoy the place.

How to spend 1 day in Penang Hill?

Have a healthy breakfast early morning and lace up your boots to hike all the way up to reach the top of Penang Hill. You can skip all the leg work by riding the funicular train. Known to be the steepest funicular tunnel track in the world, this Penang Hill railway takes you up the hill in just about 15 minutes. The views offered during this 15-minutes train ride are picturesque. It is also considered to be a prime attraction here. After reaching at the top, take a moment to drink in the panoramic vistas of the island as seen from a height of about 800 meter. Then start wandering on the hill to discover the heritage sites located on Penang Hill. First make your way towards the Bel Retiro Bungalow which dates back to 1789. It was built to house the governor of Penang and now serves as a resort for high government officials and visiting dignitaries. Other places that are worth visiting on the hill include Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Hindu Temple, a 250 year old canon, and a hill mosque. As you walk along a nature trail on Penang Hill, you will also come across a post box that dates back to the colonial era.

Have lunch at the food court on top of the hill and then set out to walk along one of the beautiful nature trails. Penang Hill being engulfed in dipterocarp forest, you will be walking along tracks that are shaded by tall trees on either sides. You will come across a variety of flora and fauna as you meander along the trails. Penang Hill is home to a few exotic plants such as Monkey Cup and Slipper Orchid. You may also opt for a guided tour which will help you gain more knowledge of the entire Penang Hill. The hill forest is home to numerous bird species. So, if you are a birdwatcher then you are in for a treat as you wander on Penang Hill.

Penang Hill has a few cafes such as Kopi Hutan where you may sit, relax, and have coffee. While sipping on your hot coffee, enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the island. Be sure to stay on the hill even after sunset, since the views of the illuminated Georgetown are something you just cannot miss. Enjoy looking at them as you unwind yourself after a tiring day of wandering.

Spending one day in Penang Hill is the ideal way to escape routine and breathe in some fresh air. Refer to this itinerary and you will be able to make the most of your time.

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