Batu Caves

Batu Caves which includes mountains and heritage architecture
Re-charge your spiritual batteries at these awe-inspiring caves, Kuala Lumpur's principal Hindu shrine.

Reputed to be over 400 million years old, the majestic Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur’s Gombak district are among the most popular of Hindu shrines in Malaysia and they attract thousands of worshippers and tourists every year.Comprising of three main caves as well some smaller ones, this eerie labyrinthine complex is a wonderful place to explore, whether you are on a cultural jaunt, a spiritual quest, or just fancied some sightseeing.Visitors to this limestone mountain are greeted by an imposing golden statue of Lord Murugan, the Hindu god of war to whom the caves are dedicated. At 42.7 metres high, it is the tallest statue dedicated to a Hindu deity in Malaysia and is staggeringly beautiful close up. At this point, brace yourself for the arduous ascent up the 272 steps which lead to the Cathedral or Temple Cave. As you climb, keep an eye out for cheeky macaque monkeys as they dart among the tourists and bear in mind, they are not adverse to a bit of pickpocketing.At the top, catch your breath as you make your way into the 100-metre high main chamber of the Cathedral Cave. The cavernous temple within is home to a revered mix of ornate Hindu shrines and descriptive artwork which detail various Hindu legends. Similarly, the adjacent Art Gallery and the Museum caves both feature statues and paintings of sacred Hindu deities.If you want to learn about the various ecosystems in this hillside, take a scientific tour down into the Dark Caves. This two-kilometre stretch of surveyed passages is home to an abundance of ancient flora and fauna, including the endangered Trapdoor Spider. This is a terrific way to learn about this unique natural habitat but bear in mind that exploring this cave is quite a physical challenge as some crawling is required.Every year between January and February, millions of devotees flock to the Batu Caves to celebrate the Hindu festival of Thaipusam. This three-day event, dedicated to thanksgiving and penance, is renowned for its colourful parades and extreme ceremonial rituals, some of which include piercing the body with hooks and skewers. Attending this sacred Hindu celebration is a real privilege, so where possible, schedule it into your itinerary.

Top 10 Hotels Near Batu Caves

AC Hotel by Marriott Kuala Lumpur
AC Hotel by Marriott Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
9 Jalan Lumut, Off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, 50400
The price is RM182 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
RM182
per night
28 Jan - 29 Jan
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the ...
4/5 Very Good! (735 reviews)
"Comfortable & friendly . But, haven’t clean restraunt near by walk."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2023

AC Hotel by Marriott Kuala Lumpur
Arte By Thomas Chan
Arte By Thomas Chan
4.5 out of 5
66th Floor, Tower 2, Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, 50480
The price is RM381 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb
RM381
per night
27 Feb - 28 Feb
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC Park ...
4/5 Very Good! (17 reviews)
"You get what you see in the pictures."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2022

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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
The price is RM765 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
RM765
per night
1 Feb - 2 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,030 reviews)
"We have now stated here 3* everything is excellent, fabulous position for getting around, love the pool and gym. All staff attentive and helpful"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2023

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
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Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman North
Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman North
4 out of 5
449, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, 50100
Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman North
Arte By Thomas Chan
Arte By Thomas Chan
4.5 out of 5
66th Floor, Tower 2, Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, 50480
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AC Hotel by Marriott Kuala Lumpur
AC Hotel by Marriott Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
9 Jalan Lumut, Off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, 50400
AC Hotel by Marriott Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
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Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
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Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman South
Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman South
3.5 out of 5
No. 452 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, 50100
Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman South
Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Jalan Putra, Kuala Lumpur, 50350
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Dorsett Hartamas Kuala Lumpur
Dorsett Hartamas Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
D-G-08, Plaza Damas, No 63 Jalan Sri, Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, 50480
Dorsett Hartamas Kuala Lumpur
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