Batu Caves, 272 Steps of divine
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Located in the Gombak district, 13 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Batu Caves serve not only as a tourist attraction but also as a Hindu shrine, which attracts thousands of worshipers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. One of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines.
Get holy blessings from the 42.7 meters high giant golden statue of Murugan. And don’t miss the 50-foot tall statue of Hanuman and a temple dedicated to Hanuman, the noble monkey devotee and aide of Lord Rama.
Climbing the 272 steps to Temple Cave is hard work, but once you reach the top you will feel like that hard work is worth it. Finally, view the stunning skyline of the city and experience the amazing view of the temple cave.
The Ramayana Cave explains you the story of Rama in a chronicle manner along the irregular walls of the cave. And don’t miss the new “Bhagavath Geetha” statue and park.
Below the Temple Cave is the Dark Cave, with rock formations and several animals found nowhere else. It is a two-kilometre network of relatively untouched caverns. The Malaysian Nature Society organises regular educational and adventure trips to the Dark Caves.
By Car or Taxi: Batu Caves is accessible by car or taxi as it is situated beside the main highway of MRR2 in the Batu Caves area. MyTeksi and EazyTaxi apps will help you to find the distance, approximate fare and a taxi for you.
KTM Komuter: There is also the KTM Komuter train service from KL Sentral to Batu Caves.
Monorail and Bus : From KL Sentral, take the monorail service to Titiwangsa station. Alight here and take the bus to Batu Caves.
Address: Batu Caves Sri Subramaniam Temple Kuala Lumpur 68100 Malaysia