Batu Caves Malaysia - Cave Temple of Murugan

Batu Caves Temple of Murugan is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Malaysia. There are three main attractions which are Temple Cave, Cave Villa, and the Ramayana Cave .

Also known as Pathumalai, Batu Caves is the focal point of the Tamil festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Murugan as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia. The three others in Malaysia are Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh, Tanneermalai Temple in Penang and Sannasimalai Temple in Malacca.

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At the base of the hill are two more cave temples, Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave, both of which are full of Hindu statues and paintings. This complex was renovated and opened as the Cave Villa in 2008. Many of the shrines relate the story of Lord Murugan's victory over the demon Soorapadman. An audio tour is available to visitors.

Ramayana Cave in Batu Caves

The Ramayana Cave is situated to the extreme left as one faces the sheer wall of the hill. On the way to the Ramayana Cave, there is a 15 m (50 ft) tall statue of Hanuman and a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, devotee and aide of Lord Rama. The Ramayana Cave depicts the story of Rama in the manner of a chronicle along the irregular walls of the cave.

Festivals & Abhisheka

The Batu Caves serve as the focus of the Tamil community's yearly Thaipusam festival. A procession begins in the wee hours of the morning on Thaipusam from the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur leading up to Batu Caves as a religious undertaking to Lord Muruga lasting eight hours. Devotees carry containers containing milk as offering to Lord Murugan either by hand or in huge decorated carriers on their shoulders called 'Kavadi'.

Contact Address & Phone Number:
68100 Batu Caves
Contact Phone Number: +60 3-6189 6284

By Road: Batu Caves may also be reached by bus 11/11d from Bangkok Bank Terminus (Near to Puduraya Terminus) or bus U6 from Titiwangsa. Batu Caves is also easily reached by travelling by car.

Nearest Railway Station: Tourist can take a train from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Batu Caves via KL Sentral. The time take for journey is around 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Batu Caves is easily reached by commuter train at the KC05 Batu Caves Komuter station, costing RM 2.6 for a one-way journey from KA01, KS01, KJ15, MR1, KE1, KT1, SBK15, KL Sentral.

Nearest Airport: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is around 54.2 km away. Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) Airport is another nearest airport (18.4 km).

Batu Caves Opening Hours & Closing Time

Batu Caves is open from 7:00 AM in the morning. The closing time of Batu Caves is 9:00 PM. The caves are open on all days of the week.

The best time to visit Batu Caves is before 9 AM and after 4 PM if you want some good photo opportunities. This time is also recommended to avoid the crowd and scorching heat.

Batu Caves Entrance Fees

General admission to Batu Caves is FREE. There is no entrance fee to visit Batu Caves as well as accessing to the temple cave (Temple Cave/ Cathedral Cave). However, there is a nominal fee to visit Cave Villa. The entrance fee for Malaysians is RM7 and for non-Malaysians the fee is RM15.

Ramayana Caves Entrance Fees

The entrance fee to Ramayana Cave at Batu Caves is RM5 for both Malaysians and non-Malaysians. The Ramayana Cave, located at the left of the hill, is a must visit destination. Devotees will be delighted to see the huge statue of Lord Hanuman and a self-formed Shiva Linga.

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