Batu Caves In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A home for Lord Murugan away from the Himalayas
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Best time to visit
Dec - Feb, May - Jul
- Ideal for friends
About Batu Caves In Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves is a series of caves in the limestone hill that takes its name from the SungbaiBatu (Stone River) which flows past the hill. One of the most famous Hindu shrines outside India, Batu caves Malaysia is a temple dedicated to Lord Murugan, also known as Kartikeya (the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati), the Batu caves temple is the site of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam, a festival important to the Tamil Population of Asia celebrated since 1892 at this holy site. The most famous cave is the Temple cave that houses many Hindu Shrines under its High Vaulted Ceiling and is the largest cave in the limestone hill.
According to the Batu caves history, the caves were used by the local Temuan people as shelter and in 1860 it was the Chinese settlers that excavated guano for fertilizing their crops. The Limestone hills were recorded by the colonial officials Syers and Naturalist William Hornaday in 1878. The limestone formations are said to be as much as 400 million years old and it was the Vel shaped entrance of the main cave that inspired the Indian trader, K. Thamboosamy Pillai to install the idol of Lord Murugan in the now ‘Temple Cave’ in 1890. At the entrance of the Batu caves temple stands the 140 ft. statue of Lord Murugan, the tallest in the world dedicated to the deity.
Batu caves tour is incomplete without a visit to the rock climbing routes at the north eastern side of the caves and a number of undeveloped caves with unique flora and fauna. Beneath the temple cave is the dark cave. All these caves have their own ecology and the access to the dark cave is restricted to preserve the natural environment. These caves house species unique to this geography and are not found anywhere else in the world.
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You absolutely cannot bring food with you while climbing the steps as it sets you up for a rather unpleasant date with the monkeys. The caves are a no smoking area and you’re also not allowed to spit. Pets are not allowed at the caves. And in case you feel like answering the call of nature, you better bring your own toilet paper.
Yes. Tourists are allowed to take pictures.
To pay respect to the place of worship as well as the worshippers, one must wear decent clothes in the temple premises. One must wear a sarong and a sash also.
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