Batu Caves Religious Tour
About this activity
Duration 3 Hours ( 8:30am-11:30pm or 12:30pm-3:30pm)
Printed or mobile vouchers accepted
English speaking driver guided tour
Pickup included (Kuala Lumpur city center hotels within a 10km radius from the Twin Towers)
Batu Caves (Visit Stop)
Royal Selangor Pewter Factory (Visit Stop)
Batik Factory – Traditional Batik Demo (Optional)
Professional Driver cum Guide Service
Full Air Conditioned Vehicle
Private tours & transfers
What to Expect
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.
The Batu Caves are known for the limestone rock inside which is more than 400 million years old. We’ll guide you through a comprehensive tour of the Caves’ and the many Hindu shrines around the area, including the wonderful main temple which is over a century old.Our three hours tour include stops at Batu Caves temple, the world-renowned Royal Selangor Pewter factory and they can opt to watch batik craftsmen perform a traditional batik painting demonstration and get to admire the
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.Beside this you will also have the chance to discover traditional batik painting and visit the famous Royal Selangor Pewter factory.
Upon booking,we will collect a minimum deposit thru online and the balance payment should be paid upon commencing the tour strictly by cash only..If you choose to pay the balance by credit card, additional surchage which will incur.
HOW DO I GET MY CONFIRMATION ?
Confirmation will be sent to you via email after you make the payment online.
PICKUP AREA FOR TOURS ?
Hotel , Service Residence & Homestays which are located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre which are located within 10km from Twin Towers.
If your hotel siuated out of city centre, we can arrange a pick up with additional fee depends on your location.
WHERE TO WAIT AND HOW MY DRIVER WILL RECOGNIZE ME ?
Kindly be ready at respective hotel lobby 10min before the tour starts. Our driver will hold the placard of your name at the lobby. Kindly call us if you cant find the driver and we will assist you. Our standard waiting time is 15minutes and anything later without any consent will be under "No Show" clause.
WHAT TO BRING ?
Camera & some cash for personal expenses if you intend to buy souvenirs
Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity