Located on the northern edge of Malaysia, the Batu Caves are home to a vast array of popular tourist activities and attractions. This limestone hill side is covered with an abundance of caves and cave temples, leaving tourists with endless opportunities for exploring this beautiful natural creation. Situated just 13 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur, this has become one of the most popular Malaysia attractions visited by thousands of tourists every year. Outside of India, the cave temple has become one of the most popular Hindu shrines for devout followers and visitors alike.
During your visit to the Batu Caves, you will never be short of exciting things to do, with rock climbing, cave tours, temple visits and an abundance of native fauna and flora to discover. Created over the last 400 million years, the Batu Caves provide great historical, religious and cultural value to the people of Malaysia. Visiting the many Hindu statues and shrines within the Batu Caves is an experience in itself and the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of Malaysian heritage.
A number of daily tours run from Kuala Lumpur each day, making this an easily accessible site for any tourists visiting the city. Be sure to wear your walking shoes for this tourist attraction, as you climb the 272 stairs up to the three main caves imbedded on the hillside. The spectacular sites and the unforgettable experience that you will have forever, however, are well worth the trek up the mountain side. If you are lucky enough to be visiting the caves during the Thaipusam festival, you will have the delight of experiencing a true Malaysian party with astonishing displays of heritage and culture.