Kuala Lumpur, apart from being the capital of Malaysia is one of the most exciting and fun-filled cities in South-Asia. The blend of ancient streets and the soaring buildings give the capital city a unique colour and tone. However, if you are looking for some thrill and adventure, you will have to come out of the city. Here are three of the top adventure sports that you may want to try out during your trip to Kuala Lumpur.
If you are a person who likes rock climbing, you are in for a treat. Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur is one of the best places in Malaysia for trying out your climbing skills. The caves are situated about 10 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur. Batu Caves are outcrops of huge limestone deposits which host eight crags and more than 165 routes. Most of these routes are easily accessible and are quite easy for beginners. Batu Caves are also famous for being home to the Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan.
If you like to soar across the skies, Malaysia is the perfect place for you. Skydiving courses and opportunities are available in the cities of Taiping, Perak, Johor and Segamat. If you are planning to try out skydiving sessions on your holiday to Kuala Lumpur, make prior arrangements with Kuala Lumpur Skydiving Association, the only Malaysian official skydiving club. The Kuala Lumpur Skydiving Association was started in 1980 and conducts thousands of skydiving sessions for locals and foreigners alike. Beginners are trained on various aspects of skydiving such as jumping, accessing and positioning.
White Water Rafting
Some of the most thrilling rivers of Malaysia are situated on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. These rivers are perfect for those who are seeking adventurous rafting sessions. About one and a half hours’ drive from the capital city, lies Sungai Selangor, categorised as a grade-four river. The rafting session on the river takes about half a day. You will enjoy the beautiful waterfalls, picturesque rainforest as well as the thrill and rush of the rapids. The best part of the journey comes at the end, when the waters turn calmer and anyone can float and relax after a rather exciting excursion.