The most popular Hindu temple outside of India is situated just 13 kilometres North of Kuala Lumpur. Batu Caves, a shrine built into a limestone cave is dedicated to the god of war – Kartikeya. The gigantic statue of Lord Murugan (other name of the god) guards the shrine and overlooks the panorama of the capital of Malaysia.
To visit the shrine, we had to leave our bikes on the bottom of the hill and climb 272 steps of extremely steep stairs.
The area of Batu Caves is occupied by hordes of monkeys, that use to beg the visitors for food.
Religious statues of various goddesses, gods and deities are all over the place.
The inside of the cave is lighten by an opening in the “ceiling”.
Wonderful place, worth a visit!