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  • Location:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Batu Caves and Temple Tour from Kuala Lumpur

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.


  • Afternoon exploration of Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur, led by a professional guide
  • Drive along Little India (Brickfields) and admire the colorful community of local shops and quaint restaurants
  • Be greeted by comical monkeys at the Batu Caves Hindu temple
  • Climb the 272 steps that lead you into the spectacular caverns
  • See the art of Batik silk designing and learn about pewter arts at the Royal Selangor Visitor Center
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Batu Caves and Temple Tour from Kuala Lumpur

Monkey at Batu Cave

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An awesome place to visit......try your best to get to the top.....well worth the sore legs following day. Views from the top and inside are incredible.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great, very organised trip.The visit to Batu Caves was amazing and so too was the temple.
Our guide was very informative and a lot of fun. The bus was comfortable and on time. If you are coming to Kuala Lumpur - book this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This Batu Caves tour was amazing!!!! The statue is gorgeous and the place was not too crowded. You get to see monkeys on your way up to the caves and the way down. I witnessed hindu women singing inside the temple. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us about the history of the gods. I also enjoyed the visit to Little India.

I noticed that I left my sunglasses in the van after being dropped off. The tour guide returned them to the hotel the next morning. I am very appreciative of them taking the time to do that!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Exhausting steps to climb. If you are an adventurer it's worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellent guide, temple tour was good, watch out for the steps especially on a humid day and take your time, but the views are excellent and the monkeys cheeky.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Veryy nice. Great guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

guide very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our tour guide was the best! He made the experience amazing because of his funny and easy going personality. Luckily were we the only ones on the tour so we got to negotiate different times depending on our location. I highly recommend our tour guide again to anyone! 5 stars to him!

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