Batu Caves Tourism

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village. The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are six important holy shrines in India and four more in Malaysia. The three others in Malaysia are Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh, Tanneermalai Temple in Penang and Sannasimalai Temple in Melacca. It is also near a town called Selayang where the famous and biggest wholesale market in Klang Valley located.


Batu Caves in Malaysia awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Batu Caves. A gripping city on its own right, Kuala Lumpur also deserves a visit. Add Kuala Lumpur to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Petronas Twin Towers, Menara Kl Tower, China Town. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Batu Caves before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 62.24 (High)
    • Water Pollution 67.21 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 57.91 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.42 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47.34 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.8 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.51 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.22 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Batu Caves for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Batu Caves.

    • Burglary and Theft 66.82 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 71.78 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 68.36 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 63.62 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 69.35 (High)
    • Attacks 61.54 (High)
    • Drug offense 59.65 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50.69 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 24.81 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.28 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 46.59 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70.2 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Batu Caves is 107.49 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 33.79 (Low)
    • Climate Index 56.55 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 68.29 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.43 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.43 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.12 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.88 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 68.88 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Batu Caves

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55.4 USD

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