Batu Caves are a popular tourist destination, partly due to the proximity of properties such as Berjaya Times Square Hotel. Made up of limestone that has a history of around 400 million years, it attracts many tourists and pilgrims each year, especially during the Hindu festival, “Thaipusam.”
A Dedication to Lord Murugan
Batu caves are also known as the “Hills of Muruga,” as they are dedicated to the Hindu deity of the same name. At the entrance, one can admire a view of the gigantic statue of Lord Muruga.
Flowing right next to the Batu Caves is a beautiful pond into which water gets collected from the adjoining waterfall. One can observe the fish flocking around in the water, and it truly is a fascinating sight.
Main Attractions at the Site
The Temple Cave is reachable by climbing a flight of 272 steps, which leads to a humongous cave with high ceilings. Further along, you can visit the Dark Cave, which inhabits colonies of bats and seas of cockroaches. Well, if you aren’t entirely thrilled by that idea, visit the Cave Villa instead. Cave Villa consists of two caves that contain statues, and even a glass tank of reptiles. Finally, you can visit the Ramayana Cave, guarded by the statue of Hanuman.
One major tip is to avoid feeding monkeys around the Batu Cave area as they tend to become quite aggressive. You can find plenty of guides who would take you on a careful excursion, so step out of your hotel rooms in Kuala Lampur and prepare for an adventurous day ahead!