Batu Caves is most famous and religious tourist attractions in the Kuala Lumpur’s. It is a limestone hill that has a collection of caves and cave temples. Batu Caves located in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. The cave is one of the most famous and visited Hindu shrines outside India. it’s dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the main point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.
The 100-year-old Lord Murugan temple features idols and statues constructed inside the main caves and around it. Batu Caves in short also known as 10th Caves for Lord Muruga as there are six important holy places in India and four more in Malaysia. Others are Tanneermalai Temple in Penang, Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh and Sannasimalai Temple in Malacca.
Cathedral Cave – the major and well-known cavern in Batu Caves. It houses several Hindu shrines under its 100-metre-high curved roof. At the base of Batu Hill are two other cave temples. The Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave. Which are homes many Hindu sculptures and pictures.
Batu Caves is also famous for the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam. Which attracts thousands of devotees and visitors. Thaipusam organized at the end of January. The procession starts on the evening before the Thaipusam Festival at the Sri Mariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur city center.
The procession arrives at Batu Caves in the wee hours of the morning the next day. The entire festival begins then and is a colorful occasion that lasts a total of eight hours. In the past the festival has attracted more than thousands of pilgrims, making it one of the largest festival in the world.
Batu Caves is also the famous center of rock climbing tourist in Malaysia for the last 10 years. The Caves features more than 160 climbing paths. The paths are spread all around the side of Batu Caves. Which is made up of limestone hills climbing to 150 m.
Batu Caves simply reached by commuter train at Batu Caves Komuter station, priced at RM 2.6 for a one-sided journey from KL Sentral. You can also reached by bus 11/11d from Bangkok Bank Terminus (Near to Puduraya Terminus) or bus U6 from Titiwangsa. Batu Caves also easily reached by traveling in the car.
Opening Times: Daily, 06:00 – 21:00
Address: Batu Caves, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact No: +603 2287 9422
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