Batu Cave is a limestone hill with a range of caves and cave temples; It is located at Selangor, 13 km away from Kuala Lumpur (the capital city of Malaysia), the center of the town. The stunning caves that represent the temple and Hindu Shrines, the caves are over 400M years old. You will be mesmerized by the giant statue of Lord Murugan, a Hindu deity. It is the tallest statue in Malaysia and 2nd tallest statue in the world. It is one of the most famous tourist spots around Kuala Lumpur. It attracts nearly 5,000 visitors a day; they need to climb 272 steps up to the caverns. It is the central place for Hindu Malaysian during the time of Hindu Festival Thaipusam (Celebration). Each year during this festival, Batu Caves attract more than 1 million devotees.
Murugan Temple Festival
The festival starts with 8 hr March of music, and ceremony leaves offerings earlier to a giant statue of Lord Murugan, the Hindu God of War (firstborn son of Shiva). It is also known as Temple Cave (rock-cut), a ceiling over 300 ft height. Inside the cave, you will find many Hindu Holy places and decorated paintings. The temple cave is familiar as Dark Cave. The 6,500-ft underground extended harbor act as a home for different species of cave animals.
Before visiting this place, tourists have to book the tickets online to get visitor entry. You can enjoy observing at Hindu carvings and wall paintings (artwork painted directly on a wall) that portray Lord Murugan and other Hindu legends (narratives found in Hindu texts).
Batu Caves Opening Hours: Daily, 06:00 – 21:00
Contact Number : +603 2287 9422