Batu Caves Malaysia are one of the biggest attractions in Kuala Lumpur, which are home to several Hindu temples and tributes to their gods. This place is totally worth a visit as you can not only visit the temple inside the most famous cave but also see Hindu ceremonies that might be taking place at the time of your visit and even visit the other caves just nearby.
I went there on my own and it was super easy to get to Batu Caves Malaysia as the train is going there. You can get there on the blue line from KL Sentral and it is not expensive. It is a comfortable ride that takes a little longer than 30 minutes. Batu caves are the last stop and you can see the caves from the train station. You only need a few minutes walk to get to the cave.
The place is super colorful, with sounds that make me go back in time to India, and even the presence of monkeys helps. The Batu Caves Malaysia is a must on a visit to Kuala Lumpur. They don’t have any entrance fee and as this is a religious place, of course, you should pay attention to what you wear. Just pay some respect to the culture of the country you are visiting. You should adapt yourself, not them to you.
However, there is some other caves side by side the most famous one, or even on the way up. I noticed one, but it was closed when I visited. I think it is not open all the time and this one has an entrance fee. Other caves nearby also have entrance fees.
Visiting the Batu Caves Malaysia takes its time if you want to absorb all the new things that a different culture has to show. The staircase to the top of the cave planted on the limestone cliff is colorful and steep with many steps to climb, but you can easily do it 5 minutes or less. As I go up the staircase new company approaches, the monkeys. Countless families of monkeys playing and jumping around, scaring some tourists. Attention must be paid to them as they steal food and drinks. I am always very cautious about the monkeys cause I don’t even want to think about being bitten by one.
At the top of the imposing and colorful staircase is a cave with Indian sounds and the clucking of chickens that walk around. It is a cozy and magnificent place. Hindu temples give it color and make this cave special. You can see the rituals that Hindus perform in honor of their gods. With music played right there, they bathe the statues over and over again. It is a small sample of what you can find in India. It is an interesting place to stop for a while and learn more about this religion and certainly see rituals that are very weird to our eyes.
But there isn’t only one temple inside this cave. There is another staircase inside the cave, a small one, that leads you to another temple surrounded by chickens again. This one has an open ceiling. I believe the top of the cave fell at some point leaving this hole behind that let us see some trees and plants growing on it. I also saw some squirrels playing around. Indian music is relaxing. I feel like sitting there for a while just to appreciate the surrounding.
This place is super crowded. I don’t know how some people can take pictures in those staircases with no one else in the background. The golden statue that is placed at the bottom is really huge, almost the height of the staircase and it can be seen from far away. At the bottom, there is another temple, very colorful once again, that doesn’t have much attention because everyone is amazed by the staircase.
This main cave itself won’t take you much time to visit, but there are others around. I visited one of them that was once again very colorful inside. The entrance fee was low and worthy. This cave I visited is the first one you see when leaving the train station.
It is fully decorated with many statues with neons and different lighting decor. It is a pleasant place and a good escape from the unbearable heat outside. I’m sure the statues tell some story, but I don’t know. Inside this cave, you can climb some stairs to go higher. It is a very high cave. There are other ones to visit but I am not willing to spend more money here so I left for the city. Pay attention to the train schedules cause I missed one for 1 minute and have to wait more than 30 minutes for the next one. It took me one afternoon to visit Batu caves Malaysia, between waiting times and visit the place itself without rushing.