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A popular destination in Kuala Lumpur, this Hindu tourist attraction is a giant golden statue of Lord Murugan and tourists often visit to climb the 272 steps to worship the lord, particularly during the Thaipusam festival. With three main caves and various shrines, the place is filled with monkeys and one should always beware of them. Lined with paintings and scenes of mythology, the caves also depict the story of Ramayana.

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Batu Caves

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2nd Jan 18

Hindu temple

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Batu Caves

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2nd Jan 18

Batu Caves

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Ananya saha

Ananya saha5.0/5

5 reviews

The hindu temple

It's a long way to the temple. Girls are not allowed to wear short dresses here. Lots of monkeys. So be aware. The 141 m high statue of lord kartika is the main attraction and the sculptures inside the cave.
  • The hindu temple
  • The hindu temple

Digvijay Sharma

Digvijay Sharma4.6/5

69 reviews

Batu Caves Hindu Temple

Visited Batu caves a hindu temple in kuala lumpur. Located near batu caves station. A hude lord karthikey statute is located outside caves. It is a must visit location for all. Approx 2-3 hrs required for a tour. Caves are up hill and is approachable by stairs so elderly people have to take precautions.
  • Batu Caves Hindu Temple

Vinod Nair

Vinod Nair5.0/5

124 reviews

Spiritual And Magnificent Experience with Lord Murugan

272 Steps to the top of this cave and you will not even feel tired once done. Go for it. The caves, the idols - Main Idol + the little ones inside the caves and the architecture is FAB.
  • Spiritual And Magnificent Experience with Lord Murugan
  • Spiritual And Magnificent Experience with Lord Murugan
  • Spiritual And Magnificent Experience with Lord Murugan
  • Spiritual And Magnificent Experience with Lord Murugan



10 reviews

Dark Cave and Giant Vishnu Statue - Must See

We went there at noon time. Weather was hot and Sunny. But I did not feel tired by seeing this amazing hind temple in Malaysia. You have to ride long stairs to go inside the cave. But it's adventurous. Lots of monkeys beside the stairs. Girls are not allowed to enter with short Skirts or half Pant. But solution is there. You just have to rent a cloth for wrapping. It's 5 ringgit. Inside the cave it's beautiful. City view from top is also good. Maximum people here among Temple administration are from South Indian Origin.

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  • Dark Cave and Giant Vishnu Statue - Must See

Kasi venkoba Rao

Kasi venkoba Rao4.3/5

38 reviews

Stylish gigantic statue of Lord Murugan

Batu Caves is an important Tourist place, not to be missed. This is located at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We visited this caves on 15th February 2016. Yes Tourists/Travellers can surely go inside the cave and enjoy the beautiness.The main attraction of the Batu Caves is the gigantic statue of Lord Murugan at the entrance of Batu Caves. The statue in gold colour gives a grand look. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan.Batu Caves is also referred as 10th Cave for Lord Murugan as there are 6 important holy shrines ( more so called as AARU PADAI) in India and the remaining 4 in Malaysia. Probably the word Pattu (which means 10 in Tamil), in course of time has become Battu or Batu.Batu Caves temple is about 300 ft from the ground level. We have to climb about 270 steep steps to reach the Temple Cave. There are three main caves and the biggest, is called as Temple Cave which has a very high ceiling.The steps are steep and small. There are railings along the steps. One has to be careful while getting down the steps. These steps are well-maintained with cleaning of water every now and then. There are many Monkeys along with the steps, trying to snatch whatever we have in our hands. One has to be very careful.The temple inside the cave is very beautiful. All our members of our group climbed the steps and had darshan of Lord Murugan. We could spent about an hour in the caves and returned to the ground level.Overall it was a fine experience for all of us in having visited this cave temple and taken some photos inside the cave and in the presence of Lord Murugan

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  • Stylish gigantic statue of Lord Murugan
  • Stylish gigantic statue of Lord Murugan
  • Stylish gigantic statue of Lord Murugan

Faraz ahmad

Faraz ahmad3.9/5

7 reviews

Must visit place in Kuala Lumpur

It's a must visit place in Kuala Lumpur and the plus point is there is no fee to enter the place. Another plus point is its walking distance from a Metro service. But try to visit this place in early morning around 06:00 A:M that time the crowd is very limited and you will get some peaceful time at the place in the day time. This place is overcrowded.

Ruchi Srivastava

Ruchi Srivastava2.9/5

36 reviews

Good for Religious visit

If you are religious and like to visit temples then this is the place for you. Batu Caves are beautiful temples of Lord Murugan, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and many other God. It is limestone hill cave with 272 steps to the temple. It is a beautiful place with lots of restaurants selling South Indian food. We reached during the week long festival of Lord Murugan. So there were lots of street shops selling clothes, jewellery and many other things at cheap prices, it was very good. Word of caution temple is closed from 12 to 4. 30 pm.

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Satheesh Sellamuthu

Satheesh Sellamuthu5.0/5

1 review

Feel blessed at the Batu Caves

It's awesome to visit such a historical temple in a foreign soil. It is a must visit place and also it has place called dark cave with around RM50 charge for 1 hour, it's also very nice.

Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval4.3/5

415 reviews

Incredible and tallest Hindu statue in the world

We went to Batu Caves after drived of 13 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur. The cave is a popular Hindu shrine and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Here there are temples of Lord Shiva, Ganesh and Shani Dev also. Glad to see the tallest statue of Lord Murugan in the world i. e. 42. 7 metres in height and 2nd Tallest of a Hindu deity in the world, only second place to '' Kailashnath Mahadev '' statue in Nepal. A must visit place.

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  • Incredible and tallest Hindu statue in the world

Sheetal C

Sheetal C3.6/5

2 reviews

A temple away from home

I always love to visit temples out of India. Gauge the difference in the way we pray and deal with idol worship.Bath caves came highly recommended. The steps to get up to the too are daunting and with a recently busted back I did not fare to all the way up. The hanuman temple with a life size idol is beautiful, the temple with the other gods were so similar to those in Indian temples!We were lucky to go when a wedding was in progress! So saw the last 10 minutes, wished the couple and tied the holy wishing thread around the peepal tree and headed to the South Indian restaurant in the compound!We were really thrilled to get some dosa and idly vada. Sambhar after so many days! They looted us for the coconut water but in that heat, worth it!I suggest you go earlier in the day if you wish to climb up the 100 plus steps to the temple!

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