Belum Caves is a Tourist place which was located in Kolimigundla in Kurnool district in state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is the Second Largest cave system on the Indian Subcontinent. The Belum Caves have long passages, Galleries, with Fresh Water and Siphons. It was formed over the course of ten thousands of years. Belum Caves have a length of 3,229m (10,593ft). It was the second largest cave in India subcontinent. This caves are formed by constant flow of Underground water over a pride of time. Belum Caves is also called as Belum Guhalu. It is one of the best tourist places in Kurnool district.
Belum Caves Distance:
Kolimigundla is situated 3km’s from Belum Caves.The caves are an 8kms drive from petnikota village.It was located 106 km’s from Kurnool, 350 km’s away from Hyderabad and 250 km’s from Bangalore by Road.The Nearest Bus station is Tadipatri there are major bus services to Belum Caves. The belum caves nearest railway station is at Tadipatri it is 30 km’s away from the Belum Guhalu. Buses, autos and Travel cars are also available to rest of the Journey.
Belum Caves Accommodation
Belum Caves Stay – Andhra Pradesh Tourism Operates as 32 bed dormitory in the Vicinity of the Caves. Hotels are available at nearest towns like Tadipatri and Banganapalli which are 30 km’s – 35 km’s away from Belum caves.
Belum Caves Timings
These caves are opened all the days through the year.Visiting Times: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Belum Caves Entry Fees
Belum Caves Ticket Cost for Adults – Rs.65 per head andForeign Tourists- Rs.300 per head
History of Belum Caves
These caves are formed over the millions of Years. It was occupied by Jain and Buddhist who used these caves for Meditation. These caves were known to the local people. But it was discovered by British geologist in 1884. After the state Government declared the site as protected in the year 1988.
And this place opened for public in the year 2002 and it becomes one of the prized possessions of Andhra Pradesh in the Tourism Industry. The archeological department found several mud vessels used by Jain saints from Buddhist Relics.
Inside structure of Belum Caves
Belum Caves are the black lime stone caves which has one of the most unusual structure. Inside the cave there are maze of 16 paths and an entrance. The most stunning rock formationcalled “saptasvarala guha”(the chamber of seven notes). Kotilingals Chambar contains 1000’s of naturally made lingams voodalamari it is a statistical formation of banyan tree. Thousand hoods the formation of hood of thousands of cobras. Dhyan mandir it is in shaped as a bed with pillow. Maya mandir it is in formation of magic hall and some of them were discovered from the caves.
Belum Caves Address: 1/1, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Kolimigundla, Andhra Pradesh 518123
belum caves nearby places to visit:
Belum Caves to Yaganti distance: 1 hr 8 min (44.8 km) via Tadipatri – Abdullapuram Rd/Tadipatri – Banaganapalle – Nandayal Hwy
Belum Caves to Ahobilam distance: 2 hr 7 min (81.6 km) via Koilkuntla Allagadda Rd and Allagadda Ahobilam Rd
Belum Caves to Kurnool distance: 2 hr 31 min (106.9 km) via Tadipatri – Abdullapuram Rd/Tadipatri – Banaganapalle – Nandayal Hwy and Kurnool – Chittoor Nat’l Hwy/Kurnool – Ongole Main Rd
Belum Caves to Mahanandi distance: 2 hr 9 min (80.8 km) via Anantapur – Tadipatri – Guntur Hwy
Belum caves to Gandikota distance: 1 hr 31 min (61.4 km) via Jammalamadugu – Tadipatri Rd
Banaganapalli to Belum Caves distance: 51 min (33.8 km) via Tadipatri – Abdullapuram Rd/Tadipatri – Banaganapalle – Nandayal Hwy
Anantapur to Belum Caves: 1 hr 51 min (85.1 km) via NH 544D
Tadipatri to Belum caves: 49 min (29.9 km) via NH 544D
Bangalore to Belum caves: 5 hr 30 min (298.2 km) via Bangalore – Hyderabad Hwy/Srinagar – Kanyakumari Hwy and NH 544D
Lepakshi to Belum Caves: 3 hr 57 min (207.7 km) via Bangalore – Hyderabad Hwy/Srinagar – Kanyakumari Hwy and NH 544D
Belum Caves from Hyderabad: hyderabad to belum caves distance is 6 hr 11 min (328.5 km) via NH 44
Nandyal to Belum Caves: 1 hr 52 min (66.8 km) via Nandyal Thimmanayunipeta Rd
*Hire a guide for a beautiful experience they will explain very well about the caves
*Carry a torch or a lamp for good visibility.
*Carry a water bottle it get stuffy inside and you get sweat a lot.
* Old people and heart patients are allowed on their own risk.
*Better place for somehow adventure experience
* Good atmosphere for children for playing games
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