Batu Caves (Tamil: பத்து மலை) is a limestone hill with a series of caves and temples in the Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.
It’s one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Murugan. Additionally, it is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.