Malaysia is an amazing amalgamation of culture, modern technology, beautiful landscapes, great shopping, yummy food and warm people. Geographically it has varied terrain from plains and hills to stunning islands. From the religious point of view, its an Islamic country. But there is a famous Hindu place of worship called Batu Caves which is perched high up in the hills.
The way to Batu Caves is rather fascinating. We left Kuala Lumpur by bus and as soon as we left the plains, began the bumpy ride uphill. It was cool and pleasant when we reached there and the ambience was rejoicing. As we reached the foot of the hill, we saw the huge statue of Lord Murugan.
Lord Murugan is a South Indian God. This statue is the largest of its kind in the world. But the real adventure was yet to begin. The way to the temple was 272 steps up. Whoa!! I was wearing high hills and I immediately ditched them for flats and started our climb. My mom was not too keen but she accompanied me and my dad nonetheless.Huffing and puffing, we made our way to the top.The sweaty climb was worth every drop of sweat. The view from there was mesmerizing. Me and my dad also went to the dark caves. After spending some time above we made our way down. We were tired and famished. We had a hearty lunch at one of the many Indian restaurants.It had started pouring heavily. We all got into the bus fully drenched. It was an awesome experience.
|the first glimpse of Lord Murugan|
|now I am scared after seeing the stairs!!|
|the dark caves...we did not have enough time to explore this place...|
|the dark caves were actually very dark!!|
|mysterious interior of the caves...|
|finally reached the worship place of the Batu Caves...|
|view from top...cloudy weather :(|
|a humble yet hearty lunch...|
|all set for Genting Highlands in the cable car...|