Sri Subramaniar Temple and the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur
Updated: Oct 22, 2018
Walking towards Sri Subramaniar Temple, we were greeted by the impressive statue of Lord Murugan.
As we got closer, we realized how big the statue really is. Lord Murugan is the God of war and a popular Hindu deity among Tamil Hindus predominantly in areas with Tamil influences such as Sri Lanka, Malaysia and southern India.
It takes 272 steps to reach the temple. And while it's not too many steps, it can be difficult to climb in the sweltering heat.
There are quite a few monkeys around the temple, take extra care of your belongings.
It is unique to see the temple constructed in a cave. When we were there, it seems like they were doing upgrading or reconstruction work.
Beautiful view of the top from inside the cave.
The staircase to the right leads to the Batu Caves. We didn't know that they conducted cave tours till we were there. We were very luck to catch the last tour before the sun set.
Preserved bats and snakes were displayed.
While waiting for the tour to start, you could read about the animals who dwell in the cave and about the cave itself.
Everyone was required to wear helmets and we were each given a torchlight.
The guide was very engaging, she made sure to deliver the information in an interesting manner. While the cave was quite dark and totally pitch black at certain points, it was easy to walk as the route was mostly flat with wide steps. However, the ground can be slippery because of moisture, just be careful.
Towards the end of the tour, everyone would get an opportunity to take a picture at the most picturesque part of the cave where the light shines in.
Overall, it was an enjoyable experience. If you are in Kuala lumpur, don't miss the chance to visit this iconic and unique cave.
Address: Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia