With birds flying high above, chirping loud, and wild monkeys running here and there teasing the guests- Batu Caves in Malaysia is the most significant Hindu Temple outside of India which is dedicated to Lord Murugan.
If you are planning to spend your holiday at one of the 5 Star hotels in Kuala Lumpur, then make sure you don’t miss out visiting this temple because it’s located just 13Km north of KL. From KL to Batu Caves, it’s just a matter of taking the KTM Komuter Train – it’s that simple!
What do you get to see?
Batu Caves features the tallest statue of Lord Murugan which is gold in colour. After climbing 272 steps, you find three main caves with spectacular vistas together with some other small caves.
The biggest cave is called the Temple Cave and, in this cave, there are several Hindu shrines to which Hindus, as well as non-Hindus, pay their devotion. The Temple Cave features a very high ceiling that leads up to the jungle and the clouds above.
The Thaipusam Festival
Among the guests arriving at popular hotels in KL such as Berjaya Times Square Hotel in the months of January and February, the Thaipusam Festival is quite famous. Foreign visitors just love to see the kavadi sessions where hooks and skewers pierce the skin, cheeks, and tongues of devotees who take part in them.