The journey by train from Kuala Lumpur to Batu Gajah is scheduled to take from 2 hours 13 minutes to 2 hours 31 minutes depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Kuala Lumpur to Batu Gajah
There are currently 16 direct train services from Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station to Batu Gajah. However, at the present time 7 out of the 16 train services from Kuala Lumpur to Batu Gajah only operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station
KL Sentral Station is the main railway station in Kuala Lumpur.
Batu Gajah Railway Station
About Batu Gajah
Batu Gajah is a small town in the Kinta District of Perak State with a population around 34,000 permanent residents. Batu Gajah has a good range of amenities for a town of this size, including a large and well known golf course, and attracts fairly large numbers of day visitors. Batu Gajah was also an important tin mining centre during the colonial era and the architectural remnants of this era make Batu Gajah a moderately popular tourist centre, particularly for Malaysian and Singaporean visitors, although the town is much less visited than nearby Ipoh.
Batu Gajah has two major tourist attractions. The first of these is the European style buildings in the town centre, which can you visit on foot by following the Batu Gajah Heritage Trail which takes visitors past 24 historic sites including:
- Sri Subramaniyar Swami Kovil Hindu temple.
- The old Railway Staff Quarters.
- The Royal English School building.
- The colonial era Government Rest House.
- God’s Little Acre, which is a Christian cemetery.
The other major tourist attraction in Bata Gajah is Kellie’s Castle, which is located 6 km by road from Batu Gajah Railway Station. Kellie’s Castle is a large mansion built between 1915 and 1926, but never quite completed. This huge building incorporates Scottish, Moorish and Tamil architectural styles and was the project of a Scottish settler who, according to legend, built the structure to impress his new wife from Scotland. The settler, William Kellie-Smith, died in 1926 at which point his bereaved wife returned to Scotland, and the property was sold to a major tea plantation company, Harrisons and Crosfield. The building has been partly refurbished and is now a museum and occasionally a venue for major events.