The Batu Caves are situated in Gombak, Selangor which is 13 km (7 miles) north of the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This limestone hill comprises of 3 main caves and a number of smaller ones. It is a popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Murugan. The 42.7-metre (140 ft) high iconic statue of Lord Murugan is simply breathtaking. During the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam, over 800,000 devotees & visitors throng the caves. Apart from spiritual tourists, it’s also a great place for rock climbing enthusiasts.