Time Magazine ranks Batu Caves as one of the top 5 things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
Before leaving I made sure to place this tourist attraction high on my list, especially since I read there are tons of macaques monkeys. I love me some monkeys.
During this trip I stayed at the Reggae Mansion Hostel where I shared a dorm with 16 other girls. A few of us girls became very close after a few hours of meeting. For the remainder of my stay in Kuala Lumpur these great women became my travel buddies.
We decided we were going to head to Batu Caves by taking the train rather than taking a taxi since it would have been a cheaper alternative and we also heard that it takes about 26 minutes to get there once you arrive at Sentral Station.
Once we arrived at Sentral Station we purchased our train ticket for RM2.60 and headed downstairs to wait for the KTM Komuter Train. Since it wasn’t peak hours, the train only arrived every 20-30 minutes from Sentral Station. One thing I noticed about these trains that I haven’t noticed in any other country that I’ve visited so far was the fact that they had designated train cars for women only. Although the train specifically stated “women only” I still saw a few men lingering around, maybe they were lost or maybe they just didn’t care, I have no idea.
There is no fee to enter the main caves but before entering both men and women required to cover their legs below the knee so you may rent a a sarong for RM5 and when the Sarong is returned they will give you a portion of your money back. The stairs to get to the main caves are pretty steep and there are roughly 272 steps to get to the top. You need to be aware of the many monkeys that are around and I would suggest not carrying anything loose because the moneys may snatch things this did in my video. If you decide to visit the Ramayana cave there is an entry fee of RM5 and to take a trip inside the Dark Cave the fee is RM35 but you are provided with a helmet that comes with a light so you can see the bats inside.
Stay Restless my friends!