Jerantut is a town in Pahang which is a gateway town to many natural attractions including Taman Negara. Taman Negara is Malaysia's largest national park with it's area extended from Pahang to Kelantan and Terengganu.
Most visitors will use the Kuala Tahan way via Jerantut to go to Taman Negara. The other ways are via Merapoh in Pahang, Kuala Koh in Kelantan and Tanjung Mentong in Terengganu.
You can also travel to Kuala Tembeling from here and take a boat ride on Sungai Tembeling to Kuala Tahan. The journey will take you 3.5 hours.
If you are using the train service to come here, the Jerantut Railway Station is located here. This station is serviced by trains connecting Tumpat in Kelantan to Johor Bahru in Johor.
If you are driving, this town is a good place for a stopover to take your meal, fill up the petrol, buy foodstuff or simply to take a break before continuing your road trip to Kuala Tahan.
You can try the "nasi kerabu" at Mek Ghraa stall which operates daily from 6:30am to 1:00pm. Address: No 5 & 6, Kampung Sungai Jan, 27000 Jerantut.
If you are into Chinese food, try the "dim sum" at Sum Keong Restaurant which operates from 5:30am to 1pm. Address: Jalan Zapin Indah 2, Bandar Inderapura, 27000 Jerantut.
There are other eateries and bakeries here, more choices of food and stalls compared to the few shops in Kuala Tahan.
If you have the time, you may want to stay in this town for a night or two to explore the natural surroundings. Here are some activities you can do while on this town.
There are quite a few hotels that you can stay here. Here is a list of them.