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Batu, Malaysia - Sights: Famous pilgrimage for Thiapusam devotees

The large Batu Caves are amongst the most well known tourist attractions near Kuala Lumpur. Now utilized for Hindu pilgrimages and festivals, the caves form an intense backdrop for the fabulously masochistic feat, which are annually performed by Thaipusam devotee. From the Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur is located about 13 km’s to the north making transportation to this famous tourist and religious site easy. It’s amongst the must go tourist destinations, if you’re paying a visit to the city for over 2 days. You can reach the caves either by the 11D bus (from the central market) or bus 69 from Jalan Pudu. The trip takes about half an hour.

Arriving at the Batu Caves, you’ll come across a main square where Indian vendors have set up their stalls. Take some time at any of these stalls, and have a taste of the distinct Hindu nature in the surroundings, complete by small temple and colorful wooden engraved figures. And yes, you’ll also come across Hindu worshippers, who will be dressed in customary sarongs.

The main cave is reached by climbing 272-steps and through several macaque monkeys. Beyond the stairs, you will come across the main temple. Then, there are numerous other caves, smaller in size, in the similar formation that includes the one with ornately painted Hindu figure. There are moneys inside the caves swinging through caverns that are filled with more statues of Gods & Goddesses.

This 2-km long cave comprises of many endemic cave animals. The cave contains a diversified host of cave fauna yjay includes some distinctive species. In order to maintain the cave’s ecology, restricted access is maintained. For visiting the place, it is necessary to take the permission from Malaysian Nature Society. They arrange for 2 distinct spelunking tours that are held regularly following advance bookings. Short tour needs physical fitness and good shoes, whereas long tour needs a change of shoes and clothes.

The third cave, situated at the footsteps, homes an attractive display of wall paintings and statues that depict figures and scenes related to Hindu mythology. So, visitors, who are looking forward to have a glance at paintings that depicts scenes from Hindu Lore, can drop down at the Art gallery cave. The cave is located at the foot of main staircase. But to enter that, you’ll be required to pay a small fee.

It’s a wonderful place to be at, if you are looking forward to become a part of Hindu festivals. You can even take some time off from the earsplitting atmosphere of the city, and get relaxed in the Batu Caves.

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