Batu Caves Tourism & Travel Guide

Structure wise, the Batu cave has three caves, one for which I climbed the steps, the other is the museum cave and the art gallery cave which is at the base of the hills and portrays beautiful hindu statues and paintings....

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Batu Caves Lord Murugan Statue There are small restaurants at the foothills if you wish to try the local food....

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Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill.
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Day 2: Visit the Batu caves- one of the most important Hindu religious sites outside India which boasts of the tallest statue of Lord Murugan in the world. You can either take an uber (14 RM-cheaper than taxi) or take the metro till the caves. The first cave is more of a religious site with a temple and several statues of Hindi gods and goddesses inside. The dark cave next to it houses several very rare species of flora and fauna and is one of the most studied cave systems in the world. They run a guided tour at frequent intervals for 45 RM and it is totally worth it. The guide speaks perfect English and has good knowledge of the cave history and its ecosystem. The cave formations were very striking and beautiful. At a point in the tour, she asked all of us to switch off our torch lights and then we realised it was pitch black! A very interesting tour for me especially as I learned that the cave is home to a guano (Bat poop) driven system.

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Best time to visit Batu Caves is from October to March
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