Batu Caves is one of the most renowned Hindu shrines located outside of India which is dedicated to the Lord Murugan. The statue of Lord Murugan stands proud at 42.7 meters right outside of Batu Caves. Batu Caves is crowded with people especially during Thaipusam festival.
Batu Caves is located in the Gombak District, just 13 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur. Its name was taken from the Batu River which flows past the hill.
At the base of the hill are two other cave temples, Art Gallery Cave and Temple Cave which are both full of Hindu paintings and statues. During the Thaipusam festival, devotees of the Lord Murugan must first fast for a month and shave their heads before they can carry the kavadi on Thaipusam.
By Car or Taxi
Batu Caves is accessible by car or taxi as it is situated beside the main highway of MRR2 in Batu Caves area.
There is also the KTM Komuter train service from KL Sentral to Batu Caves.
Monorail and Bus
From KL Sentral, take the monorail service to Titiwangsa station. Alight here and take the bus to Batu Caves.