Study Tour to Malaysia - Batu Caves

Calcutta Business School, the 4th best B School in Kolkata by Careers 360 organised a study tour to UKM University, Malaysia as part of their experiential learning. It was a weeklong tour, where students not only attended classes in the University but visited various places to get acquainted with their culture, customs, people and ways of doing business.

VISIT TO BATU CAVES

Date: 12TH Aug 2019

As scheduled we visited the most famous Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia, accompanied by the facilitator of UKM & our Director and faculty members. Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the river Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill. It is the tenth limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of a nearby village. The cave is one of the most popular Tamil shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan (Tamil God Murugan Tamil). It is the focal point of the Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. Rising almost 100 m above the ground, the Batu Caves temple complex consists of three main caves and a few smaller ones. The biggest, referred to as Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave, has a very high ceiling and features ornate Hindu shrines. To reach it, we had to climb a steep flight of 272 steps. At the base of the hill there are two more cave temples, the Art Gallery Cave and the Museum Cave, both of which are full of Hindu statues and paintings. After the visit we came down and we were given some time to explore the place and try out the refreshment available and enjoy the culture and beauty of it. We enjoyed some shopping experience around the place since it was a tourist destination and various products like T shirts, gift items, handmade items etc. were available at the store outlets. After that we headed to the next destination.