Batu Cave Steps
The Batu Caves are famous for the 272 rainbow steps you need to ascend to reach a Hindu temple set in a limestone! The place is crawling with monkeys running all over with babies. They are adorable. Not only is the hidden cave temple epic, but it also gives you a great view of the city. A giant statue guards the stairs to the temple, representing the Hindu deity Lord Muruga, a Tamil god. This is one of the most popular Tamil shrines outside of India, which makes sense because this city has a large Indian population.
Batu Cave hours and how to get there:
The caves open daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Mondays to Fridays: 10:00am to 5:00pm. Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.
The easiest way to get to the Batu Caves is by hiring a driver or a cab. They are only 30-50 minutes outside of Kuala Lumpur, depending on the traffic. We grabbed a cab outside the twin towers downtown.
Batu Caves Price
The actual Batu Caves entrance fee is FREE! I know it’s hard to believe that anything could be free anymore, especially a tourist attraction in Southeast Asia, but the cost of a visit here is just the taxi ride. The taxi companies have streamlined tourism. Rather than chase down a cab, you can book a ride from a taxi company at any major hub of the city (i.e. train
The stairs are pretty steep and narrow, so climbing down feels very steep and dangerous. The monkeys are running all over the stairs and are happy have their pictures taken.