Inspired by its shape in the 1800s, the Malaysian leader K.Thamboosamy Pillay built the cave shrines to homage to the deity Murugan. The massive staircase with nearly 300 steps of bright colors leads visitors to the spectacular caves. Exploring the decorated cave system will take a couple of hours. Batu caves have become one of the most colorful attractions in Kuala Lumpur. Caves are sacred pilgrimage sites. Tamil Hindus gather at Batu caves for “Thaipusam, ” a holy festival dedicated to Lord Murugan. The festival takes place in February, so if you plan your trip to KL during this time, you will be able to experience a significant side of Batu Caves.
Another specialty of Batu Caves is that towering over the cave system stands the world’s most enormous Murugan statue. It is 140 feet high, and the shimmering gold color will take your breath away. Many colorful temples are built inside the vast cave system, and the biggest and most spectacular temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan.
Batu cave is a bucket-list-worthy destination. If you are visiting Malaysia, make sure your itinerary tick Batu caves to be genuinely amazed by the colorful and mysterious beliefs in Malaysia