The first day of the itinerary coincided with the Indian New Year. Like China, the first day of the New Year is to bring the whole family to the temple to burn incense and pray for blessings. Batu Caves is the first choice. Looking at the Indians in costumes and colorful buildings, it highlights Out of the public style of Indians.
Absolutely beautiful temple, just got to prepare to sweat and move a little. It's over 200 steps up to the caves. Do take good care of your belongings as there are hundreds of cheeky little monkeys around ready to snatch your things at any given chance! Once at the top you'll be rewarded with a great great view! The architecture of the temples and sculptures are worth looking at too, very intricate and detailed.
Apart from the intense foul smell of garbage and sh*t that one has to deal with leading up to the caves, this was a beautiful attraction. I advise going there by train before midday, as by that time the sun is out in its full glory. Beware, there are monkeys around, but for the most part, they don’t bother people. Just make sure you don’t have food on your person!
Amazing! Temples inside Caves! Be prepared to climb up lots of steps but so worth it! Inside the main cave you get to see the sky from the opening inside the mountain! Be warned no tank tops and shorts allowed inside as these caves are temples. You can hire clothing outside. I wore a short sleeved top and pants to below my knees and fortunatle that was ok!