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1 - Pillidwaram
Pillidwaram means cats gate. It is a natural arch of stalactites formed in th...Play Audio
2 - Saptasvarala Guha or M...
Saptasvarala Guha means chamber of seven notes. The stalactite formations in ...Play Audio
3 - Thousand Hoods
This section has amazing stalactite formations shaped like hood of Cobra.Play Audio
4 - Banyan Tree Hall
The locals call it "Voodalamari" since it looks like a Banyan Tree with its a...Play Audio
5 - Mandapam
This is a huge area inside the cave with magnificent stalactite structures on...Play Audio
6 - Patalaganga
It is a small perennial stream which disappears into the depths of the earth.Play Audio
7 - Kotilingalu Chamber
This section contains stalactite formations which are akin to shiva lingams. ...Play Audio
8 - Dhyan Mandir or Medita...
An interesting formation at Meditation hall looks like a bed with pillow to r...Play Audio
How to get there
The Belum Caves is the largest and longest cave system open to the public on the Indian subcontinent, known for its speleothems, such as stalactite and stalagmite formations. The Belum Caves have long passages, galleries, spacious caverns with fresh water and siphons. This cave system was formed over the course of tens of thousands of years by the constant flow of underground water. The cave system reaches its deepest point ( 46 m (151 ft) from entrance level) at the point known as Pataalaganga.In Telugu language, it is called Belum Guhalu. Belum Caves have a length of 3,229 m (10,593.8 ft), making them the second largest caves on the Indian Subcontinent after the Krem Liat Prah caves in Meghalaya.
How to Reach
Belum Village is located 106 km from Kurnool and 30Km from Tadipatri. Direct buses ply to Belum & Tadipatri Railway Station is which is 30 km away from the village.
Best time to visit
To completely cover Belum, you might have to walk for more than an hour, which can be tiring in any weather less than pleasant, so Belum can be visited any time of the year. Timings: 10:00AM - 5PM.
Accommodation options are scarce around the Belum Caves although Andhra Pradesh Tourism operates a 32-bed dormitory in the vicinity of the caves. Hotels are available at nearest towns like Tadipatri and Banganpalli which are 30 and 20 kilometres away respectively.
Belum caves are located in a small village which is 30Km from Tadipatri.Kurnool and Ananthapur are other places which are well connected by road and rail.
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