Planning On Visiting The Magnificent Batu Caves Of Malaysia, Know What You Can Expect
Malaysia is a country that is in itself an experience to have. When you will tell people that you are going to visit this incredible place, then they will surely tell you the names of some of the most famous tourist spots present here. In that listing, you will notice a name recurring which is the Batu Caves. Situated in the north of Kuala Lumpur, this is one of the oldest cave temples present in the world. You can take a bus or train from your homestay accommodation in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and visit this serenading place that has aromatic incense in the air and alluring views to offer a subtle moment of peace to your heart.
While everyone can have their own experiences in this place, some things definitely make this place stand out from other tourist hot spots in Malaysia, below is a list of those things:
Thaipusam is a festival widely celebrated by the Tamil community of India to mark the occasion when Lord Murugan received a spear from Lordess Parvati to vanquish a demon. As Batu Caves is the home to a massive statue of Lord Murugan, these festivities have broken borders and reached Malaysia as well, where it is celebrated by the Indian diaspora there and is one of the biggest attractions for tourists from all across the world. If you want to participate in this festival during your visit then plan it during January or February.
Scenic Colorful Stairs
Before 2006 if you had visited Batu Caves then you would have to climb two hundred and seventy-two boring wooden stairs to reach the caves. But after that year, things changed and now the wooden stairs have been replaced with cemented steps, painted in vibrant and unique colorful patterns, which will surely make you feel like you are walking on a rainbow while your way up the caves.
Lord Murugan’s Statue
Lord Murugan’s statue gives a sight to behold and sits at the tail of the stairs. Approximately forty-three feet high, you will either need to step back or get a good camera to capture the essence and grandeur of this humongous yet magical statue. The sculpture depicts Lord Murugan or also known as Kartikeya standing with the spear with a very calm look on his face.
If you are not a fan of religious things, then don’t worry this place still has a lot to offer to you. The caves are blessed with a variety of natural wildlife that stays in the caves which will surely mesmerize you. But if you are feeling more adventurous you can hide some bananas in your backpack and let the monkeys chase you for one.
Doesn’t matter when you plan on visiting, if you are looking for a comfortable homestay in Malaysia then Nest Found is always here for you. Whether it’s the enthralling Batu Caves you want to visit or any other place in Malaysia, book with us and turn your staycation into the most memorable one till now.