Batu Caves, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions, is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. Located approximately 11 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur, estimated 30 minutes away.
Home to the tallest Lord Murugan statue in the world, Batu Caves is one of Malaysia's top tourists hotspots as well as a sacred landmark for Hindu devotees in the country.The 272-step stairs leading up to the entrance of the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple has been painted with various bright hues of red, blue, yellow, green and orange – giving it a rainbow look.
There are 4 main attractions at Batu Caves which is a limestone hill riddled with caves. These attractions are Temple Cave (or Cathedral Cave), Dark Cave, Cave Villa and Ramayana Cave
There is no entry fee for visiting the Temple Cave although you may leave a donation in one of the collection boxes if you wish. For ladies who wear shorts or skirt above the knee, need to cover up with “ Sarong". Although there is a dress code, it is not always enforced. However it is still a temple, so it is only appropriate to respect the culture and dress appropriately.
There are a few restaurants (vegetarian only being a Hindu Temple) where you can get a tasty Indian curry of 4 veggie dishes, rice and poppadums served on a banana leaf, together with a fresh coconut juice.