On our trip to Malaysia, we planned to climb Batu caves on the second day of our tour. As I told you earlier Malaysia is a short getaway from Singapore. You can reach there within 5 hours travelling by Bus from Singapore. Batu caves add as most frequent attraction place from kuala Lumpur. Around 17 km from the city. On our journey we visited Batu caves early morning.
Staying Le Apple Boutique Hotel @ KLCC was actually a very comfortable and accessible stay to our journey. The hotel was near to Avenue K Mall and we easily managed to access KLCC LRT station from inside the mall. After we had our breakfast at the hotel, we headed to LRT station to go KL Sentral.
3 ways to go Batu Caves
Going to caves was not harder as I thought. KL Sentral was the main base to go directly to Batu caves. After purchasing our tickets, we went to platform for Port Klang. Port Klang is the Batu caves train line. This was the easiest and the cheapest way to go Batu caves. Other ways are taxi and drive by self. You can choose your own interest as your choice.
After a satisfying train ride we reached Batu caves withing 15-20 minutes. We got down and walked through the temple road for about 10 minutes to reach the cave. The temple road was filled with stalls of Hindu statues.
Impressive and Colorful attraction
The place is a very different and a historical holy place in Malaysia. If you are into Hindu mythology there are two temples belonging to Lord Ganesh and Lord Murugan. Lord Murugan statue is considered as the third largest religious statue in the world. Before you climb the stairs, you will see this large statue of Lord Murugan. Nowadays it is most popular instagraphy spot for insta lovers. You can get the best view of the statue from Ground level.
Worth climbing all those steps
After spending some more time in the down we started to climb the stairs. Stairs are well painted, and the caves were well maintained also. Most important this is there was no entrance fee to access caves. There are 272 steps to climb. Well! I did not count. I saw the steps counter at top of the stairs. If you want some rest while climbing, don’t worry there are so many resting spots available. You can enjoy the 360-degree view of the city while climbing up.
Must do things in Batu caves
Make sure you cover up your legs, otherwise you will need to rent a cloth from nearby Stall. Remove your shoes before entering the temple. Most of days the place is very crowded. It is very hot when we visited over there. So wear your shoes, hats and bring your own water bottle with you. Be careful of the monkeys on your way up. They will be waiting to steal your food. The caves offers you to take so many photos and videos. But please be careful while you enjoy as some stairs are slippery and small.
A Must See
Batu caves is a must-see attraction place in Kuala Lumpur. Well worth the effort of climbing all those steps. It suits for your wallet also because of the free entrance.
Finishing our half day trip to batu caves
Batu caves is definitely worth for first time visitors as long as you are willing to climb to the top. After climbing down, we decided to catch the train to go back to our hotel. We were little bit tired at that moment because of the hot weather.
If you are willing to go there with a tour package, here are some website to help you.
Viator , Expedia , kltaxitour , tripadvisor and also getyourguide .
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