Batu Caves are a series of limestone caves situated at a distance of 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur. Outside India it is one of the most popular and tallest Statues of Lord Murugan, standing 42.7 meters in height. It was constructed in 1890 by Tamil trader K. Thamboosamy Pillai. It eventually became a tourist destination ever since.
The famous yearly Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia is celebrated in this temple complex. It attracts a large number of pilgrims from Malaysia as well as from India, Australia, and Singapore.