Natural wonder belum caves in india

Belum Caves is situated in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. The caves has a length of 3229 meters and thus it is known to be the second largest cave in the subcontinent of India. Planning a vacation in these caves can provide you a unique travel experience. The AP Tourism has developed and maintained these caves in a beautiful manner. These caves have spacious chambers and long passages along with siphons and fresh water galleries. The deepest point of the cave, also known as Pataalaganga is located at 129 feet from the entrance level.


The Belum Caves is a natural underground cave which has been formed by the regular flow of underground water. The caves have derived their name from "Bilum", which is the sanskrit name for caves. The caves are known as Belum Guhalu in Telegu language. They have their names first mentioned in the year of 1984 in the expedition report of Robert Bruce Foote. After that, the caves were overlooked for a longer time. It was almost after a century when Herbert Daniel Gebauer along with his German team performed exploration of the caves in details in the year of 1982 and 1983.

 The Belum Caves are situated at 30 km distance from the region of Tadipathri on Banaganapalli route. The nearest village , Kolimigundla is located at a distance of 3km from the caves. Located in the District of Kurnool, these caves are 65 km away from Gooty. 

How to Reach :
Buses and trains are available to reach these caves. The nearest bus stand to these caves is Tadipathri , located at a distance of 30 km. Buses are available frequently from Bangalore and Hyderabad to Tadipathri. Regular trains are also available from Hyderabad to Tadipathri. You can catch an auto or bus from Tadipathri which goes to Banaganapalli and get down at the Belum caves. You can also catch an auto going to Kolimigundla . From this place, you can get an auto for going to belum caves.

Place to Stay: 
Tadipathri is the right place to stay if you are planning for a visit to Belum caves. Tadipathri does not have any luxury hotels though a resort is run by AP tourism near the caves. However the resort is almost like a dormitory and hence not recommended for families.

Places to Eat: 
APTDC Haritha Hotel , situated in the premises of Belum Caves offers the best food in the region. Apart from this, there are no other good places to eat near the caves. You can however find some good restaurants in the region of Tadipathri. You can find snacks from a shop near the ticket counter. Do not forget to carry a huge number of water bottles on a visit to the caves.
Places to visit in Belum Caves: 

Banayan Tree, Paatalaganga, Meditation Hall, Saint's bed, Kotilingalu, Thousand hoods are some of the places to visit in Belum caves. The beautiful lines along the walls of the cave and the pit holes on the ceiling are really great to see while visiting these caves.
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