Located just 8 miles away from the city of Kuala Lumpur in the Gombak district within the state of Selangor lies Batu Caves which is Malaysia’s most visited Hindu shrine built in honor of Shiva’s son, Lord Murugan and also the venue for the annual Hindu festival known as Thaipusam, held on the full moon between January and February. It’s a festival celebrated by the Tamil community and its devotees named the Kavadi carriers who subject themselves to seemingly excruciating rituals mainly, body piercings). And although the sight is rather unpleasant for first-time visitors, it is a ritual that only devotees go through to attain a trance-like state which prevents them from feeling pain.
For more of an adventure, you can climb the ancient stairs leading to the entrance of the cave system (272 steps in all), to get a magnificent view of Kuala Lumpur when you reach the top. The crowning glory of the Hindu temple is the gigantic statue of Muragan standing atop the entire structure. At 140 feet, this is the second tallest statue devoted to any Hindu deity and it’s the largest statue of a deity in the world.
Duration : 3.0 hours
Tour Starts : 8:00am or 1:00pm
- Batu Caves – 2nd tallest Hindu deity in the world (Visit Stop)
- Istana Sultan Brunei (Drive Pass)
- Ambassador’s Row – Ampang Road (Drive Pass)
- Royal Selangor Pewter Factory (Visit Stop)
- Batik Factory – Traditional Batik Demo (Optional)
- Beryls Chocolate Gallery (Optional)
- Group tour and transfers
- Professional Driver-Guide Service
- Air-Conditioned vehicle
- Pick up from KL City Hotels Lobby
- Drop Off at Twin Towers
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- For travellers who stay out of KL City Centre Hotels, kindly take a cab and come to Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and wait near the Dome Cafe.
Dress Code for Batu Caves:
- Do not wear sexy looking cloths
- Shorts Pants and Skirts are not allowed (you may rent a scarf at the cave to cover them)
- Comfortable walking shoes recommended but not compulsory
Qian Chang – :
Traveled as a couple and we were worid about going to Batu Cave since we knew that this is popilar destination in Malaysia. We think there are too many people that we still cannot enjoy it there. So when we booked with Mytravellane we are happy that they assure to us that we will have a full experience. We highly recommend their package.
Damien – :
Batu Caves is stunning! Also, we are super relieved that our driver and guide is fluent in English so communication has never been a problem! –much thanks from backpackers from Chicago
Libby Scott – :
A half day experience that will last a lifetime. Thumbs up for well/organized tour
Jack Pengiran – :
MyTravellane brought us to a unique tourist destination with the Batu Caves. Seeing the religious art and hindu faith in the flesh was an enlightening experience. The side trips to the Istana Sultan Brunei and Roual Selangor Pewter Factory only added to the whole experience. I will truly remember this whole experience.
Abigail – :
Booking was very easy. There is even a transportation to pickup i the hotel
Rossel Ghian – :
Thank you so much for the very accommodation and comfortable tour… Thumbs up guys surely not our last GOD BLESS
Hansel Cyril – :
This is okay if you want to get around the city and know the history.
Rodney Lemuel – :
Batu Caves is stunning! Also, we are super relieved that our driver and guide is fluent in English
Michelle – :
A lovely tour, the weather was a little too hot, but that has nothing to do with the tour instead mother-nature.
Jennifer – :
Great experience, informative, and tour guide is really nice
John Dani – :
very affordable and educational tour! the wait time is short! great deal!
Stephen Chow – :
Awesome, definitely recommended! Tour guide was very knowledgeable!
Singaravelu – :
Such a wonderful experience. Very smooth and hassle-free transaction. My Tour Lane made our travel easy as always. Would definitely use My Tour Lane the next time we travel. Cheers!
Mark Waz – :
It was a nice place to go to. Very convenient that the bus picked us up from the hotel
Winne Poh – :
instagram worthy 💛💛💛 tour guide was very informative 💛💛💛
Poland Joy – :
The tour was great. Its exactly like what its listed and the tour guide is so approachable as well. We’ve learned so much about Malaysia
Sheila K – :
Mr. Lobo – :
very affordable and educational tour
Sabina – :
Batu Caves is a worthwhile place. The only place that can be improved is that the journey can be increased from 40 minutes to at least 1 hour.
Daniella – :
On time to the hotel shuttle, along the way also continue to explain travel itinerary and history.
Violet – :
In the hot weather to participate in this half-day itinerary is indeed a good choice both to reduce week car labor but also in a short period of time to visit the main attractions in Kuala Lumpur downtown good not bad!
Camila – :
Good guides, good service, on the way there visit the center to sell products from tin & fabric
Jayden – :
Good value for money tour. But feel so location like the Batik shop is not needed as it’s just a small shop.. overall fine with the tour
Daisy – :
A must see item in kuala lumpur , price is reasonable including the transportation
Belarus – :
Very affordable. This is a must for tourists since it is very convenient way to travel to Batu caves
Bolivia – :
Had a very good and hassle free halfday tour to batu cave. Highly recommended.
William Henry Harrison – :
Good introduction to the country . Worth of Money!
James K Folk – :
So nice place i enjoy the driver jokes and all very nice man to wait on us while were catching our breath going walk the 287 steps and back hahahaa
Florin Andone – :
The tour was nice, very convenient so it was better.
Pascal Groß – :
Very punctual, driving very kind, along the scenery and human introduction, the next opportunity to participate in similar itinerary.
Dominic Poleon – :
Good driver , good service, on the way there visit the center to sell products from tin & fabric
George Francomb – :
The overall tour is great. It was an awesome experience not just for me but for my friends too. We’ll be happy to recommend this tour/app to all my friends and family. There’s a lot of room for improvement (like mobile notifications, food options, souvenirs on board, etc) but I’m satisfied from what I get out of my money. Keep doing great and may it prosper through the years.
David Jose – :
Hassle free! 🙂 You have to prepare your body especially your lower limbs because you have to climb a 272 steps to reach the highest peak of the cave. nice place!
jesnita – :
Thank.you for providing ua a less hassle arrangements..It was all fun nd cool!
Paul Wilson – :
Great tour package for a low price. Friendly and helpful staff!
Eden Hazard – :
We really enjoy the city tour. It was fun and comfortable..the driver is patient and knowledgeable..hope to be back soon..thank you
Roger Gallet – :
It was a good journey. So happy. We’ll book here in the next trip!
Brooks Brothers – :
Value for money experience.. It was a fun blast experience tour.
Minarsha – :
It was a fun blast experience plus the very informative tour
Sophie Leone – :
Worth every penny! The tour might seems rush but they’d actually give you enough time to check out each place and take photos. I
Currant – :
I enjoyed the tour.Lots of places to visit. Happy tourist!
Cherimoya – :
So much fun. A half day tour in KL are so convenient.
Sebastin Vettel – :
The trip was well planned. The pickup was at right time and the tour was good and experienced.
Vaiterri Bottas – :
The tour was very informative and very accommodating. This tour was worth our money
Siva SRC – :
nice place, a day its not enough, love this place so much
Thiaga – :
So many happy moment with my friends. I hope can go there again and again . Thank you
Rhoda – :
the pick up was on time. the driver cum tour guide was friendly and fun to be with. we’ll recommend it to our friends when they plan to visit KL.
Joe Will – :
The tour was value for money. The driver tour guide was very knowledgeable and articulate. He also managed the time quite well. Our kids enjoyed and learned a lot.
My Lane – :
I’m so happy we booked the city tour. We learned a lot from our driver/tour guide.
Normy – :
It was really good! Never expected this kind of a service but was really good.
Ma.Kathrina – :
A must visit in KL! We had a great time here! 🙂 Thanks,
Reginald Anton – :
It was nice- driver pick us up on time. Worth my time and money.
Yaoyi – :
It was a great experience. Nice place. Had a great time!
Amirah Izzati – :
Nice experience! Will visit again sometime soon..
Gadiel – :
Amazing scene, suitable for a family trip.
Mycra – :
Great experienced!!! Definitely travel again
Dalyn Mae – :
Perfect for first timers like me and my husband. Highly recommended. It’s a must-try
Rachelle Anne – :
The tour was really good. The driver cum guide was also nice
John Carlo – :
great experience! limited time but i enjoyed the tour! Tour guide is very accommodating
Charmaine Criscelle – :
It was great… We started on time and finished on time
imelda – :
thanks for this super affordable tour in kuala lumpur
Ragesh – :
Very efficient! We were fetched by the driver on time. The tour was great.
Mohammed A – :
it was fun and comfortable… the driver cum guide is really easy to talk to…
Astrid Athina – :
Really nice experience first time visitors should use only this app. for both money savings and safety really good
madelene – :
The tour was exciting and very exciting having able to visit the different places in the tour.
NAGENDRABABU – :
The tour guide is very funny and helpful. me and my cousins enjoyed the tour!
Romeo Jr – :
The price is cheaper compare to other website, everything is Great! Definitely Will come again !
Hwee Hoon – :
Breath-taking!!! The best experience in KL!!!
Chau Ping – :
Superb experience. Timely picked up from hotel and dropped back conveniently.
Hsin Yi – :
Great experience and very professional tour
NAREERAT – :
Great way to start your KL adventure. Cheap and very accessible
ling ling – :
Fast and smooth transaction. will book again. Nice tour
Maria Madel – :
Amazing experience, loved the place, beautiful locations, must visit
Cydney – :
Great explanation of the history of the places,tour was well structured and comfortable to follow
Kristina – :
The driver cum guide is so nice and helpful. It’s really worth the trip since weather so hot
ACHAL – :
Nice tour, my friends and i learned a lot from history and culture of Malaysia,
Juanito Jr – :
The tour was not enough to enjoy and explore it. but despite the limited time, Our driver cum guide was very friendly and interactive.
Karla Angelica – :
Fantastic Value and a great introduction to Malaysia
Enrica – :
The tour guide had a good knowledge and was funny it was nice to spend the day with him. He also took great pictures so we got a lot of memories from the day.
Cruz – :
A really enjoyable day with a delightful and knowledgeable driver cum guided . He spoke with passion, in very clear English. Everything went to time. Highly recommend it.
Rodelita – :
The service picked and dropped us at our hotel. The tour was joined by different nationalities. Our driver cum tour guide speaks English clearly and has a very nice smile.
Deborah – :
It was a great half day tour! We enjoyed it. The driver cum tour guide was really nice and friendly.