Batu Cave Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves are a naturally formed cave  due to weather erosion of limestone in millions year. The Limestone forming of Batu Caves believed to be 400  millions year old. The caves are one of the prominent tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.  The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of the Tamil festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.

The Caves are named for the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows nearby, and are located  13 km north of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. 

The Batu Caves are located within a high limestone outcropping. The  gold-painted statue of Lord Murugan, made from reinforced concrete is 140 feet (42.7 metres) tall, stands near the base of the caves.  
For climbing to the Batu Caves there are 272 Concrete  steps, earlier it was made of wooden and later replaced with concrete. These steps are coloured in different paint skim and looks extraordinary. 

Visitors often  can see the  macaques monkeys are sitting both side of steps path begging aggressively for food. Please take extra precautions of your  belongings and don't tease these monkeys.

What to See Inside Batu Caves:

At the top of the steps is the entrance to the largest cave, called Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave. Within it is the largest of several temples on the site.  

The magnificent view of limestone formation make you speechless. Amazing  art by nature. 

The sunlight penetrating here and there  through the extremely heigh celing of the caves creates a mystical aura to the place. There are shrines for Lord Murugan, Sri Valli, Sri Deivanai, Lord Shiva, Ganesha, and Parvati inside the Cave Temple. The biggest festival at this temple is Thaipusam that happens once a year.

Ramayana Cave has an entrance marked with a statue of the monkey god Hanuman, hero of the Indian epic poem Ramayana. The cave itself is lined with dioramas depicting scenes from the epic. The Cave Villa, which includes Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave, features more paintings and statues.

Thaipoosam is the most celebrated festival at Batu caves and thousands of ardent devotees fulfill their vows here taking “kavadi” attracting tourists from all parts of the world.  

The Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave at the base of the Batu Caves have an envious collection of Hindu statues and paintings that depict the victory of Lord Murugan over Demon Soorapadman. Apart from the religious significance of Batu Caves, the huge limestone outcrops of Batu Caves have made it the prime rock climbing destination in Malaysia and there are 170 rock climbing routes here.

Timing & Entrance fee of Batu Caves:

Timings: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Mon-Sun

Entry Fee: Free


Where to Eat near Batu Caves

While Batu Caves is undeniably a landmark structure of Malaysia and one of the holiest Hindu sites, Batu Caves also turns out to be a Heaven for food lovers. Being a prime tourist destination, there are several restaurants near Batu Caves base who served local & international cuisine. 

How to reach Batu caves

Batu Caves is easily reached by commuter train from KL Sentral. Batu Caves may also be reached by bus 11/11d from Bangkok Bank Terminus (Near to Puduraya Terminus) or bus U6 from Titiwangsa. Batu Caves is also easily reached by travelling by car.

Location of Batu Caves

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