Batu Caves and Temple Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3705KUL11
Discover Malaysia's multicultural influences on this 3-hour afternoon tour to the Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur. With your fun and knowledgeable guide, explore the Batu Cave Hindu temple — a massive limestone outcrop — and its cavernous interior lined with different deities. Enjoy a drive along Malaysia's own Little India (Brickfields), and witness the art of batik design and pewter arts that this region is famous for. Hotel pickup and drop-off from city hotels is included.

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  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
After pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel, embark on your cultural exploration of Malaysia beginning with a short drive through this region's official Little India in Brickfields. What used to be a simple residential neighborhood just outside of Kuala Lumpur has now been transformed into a colorful community with streets lined with quaint shops and mom-and-pop restaurants.

A short 30-minute drive later, arrive at Batu Caves, a massive limestone outcrop with interiors housing a Hindu shrine lined with different deities. Before climbing the 272 steps up into the high caverns, marvel at the impressive golden structure of Lord Murugan, standing tall at 140 feet (43 meters). On the way up, be greeted by mischievous little monkeys.

Upon arrival at the top of the steps, enter the Cathedral Cave, the biggest cave of the complex featuring a high ceiling and ornate Hindu shrines. Explore the cave complex with your guide and learn about the history and cultural significance of its various features.

Then make a stop at a local batik center and discover how this popular Malaysian fabric is designed and printed. Before returning to your hotel, visit the Royal Selangor Visitor Center to gain insight on pewter smithing and innovative pewter-ware design.

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Tour departs from Kuala Lumpur city hotels (does not include hotels outside the city area, or hotels located near Kuala Lumpur International Airport)

Departure Time:
2pm

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Duration:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Batu Caves and Temple Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Batu Cave Entrance

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: RK O, August 2015

I definitely highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide was exceptionally informative. We learned from him an incredible amount about the history of Malaysia and the various inhabitants the Malays, the Muslims, the Indians, etc. We stopped in Little India and got the chance to browse around a bit and after the tour to the Batu Caves we got a chance to stop by a local area and view artists doing Malaysian Batik. The artwork was so beautiful. From pick-up to the drop-off, the tour was amazing. Beware of the monkeys when climbing towards the caves and temple. They are quite the mischievous bunch, but adorable at the same time. The guide should advise you on what to do and not to do such as avoid wearing anything flashy such as sunglasses because the monkeys may snatch them away. Also, if you plan on climbing the caves then it is best to wear a bottom piece that covers your knees this mainly applies to the women but I'd advise everyone to follow it just in case. Vistied: August 2015

Reviewed by: Fi, July 2015

Really interesting afternoon. Guide was really informative and talked about Malaysia on the way to the caves as well about the caves themselves. Batu caves were amazing but do take note of need for females to wear long trousers/skirt and cover shoulders. On way back we visited a Batik shop where we saw people making Batik. Although the hope for the shop owners was that we would buy, none of us on the tour did and did not feel pressured at all to do so. Caves are only about 30 mins away from city centre so a good tour to do in an afternoon.

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Tour code: 3705KUL11