Belum Caves - Tourist Places of Andhra Pradesh

About Belum Caves

Belum caves are the second largest and longest caves in India (after the Krem Liat Prah in Meghalaya) about 3,229 metres long situated in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The caves were formed as a result of limestone formation over a period of million years.

How to reach

By Air : The nearest airport is in Tirupati which is 250 km away. The Belum caves can be reached from Hyderabad as well. 
By Rail : The nearest railway station is at Nandyal-Tadipatri route which is 34 kms away. Suburban trains of South Eastern railway can be boarded from any major city of Andhra Pradesh to reach this place.
By Road : As this place is 109 kms from Kurnool, 70 kms from Nandyal, and 318 kms from Hyderabad, therefore state buses, private cars or taxis can be availed to reach this place. There are also direct buses from Tadipatri railway station to these caves.

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  • When to visit
  • The winters are the best season to visit these caves as the weather is comfy and pleasant for a complete tour of this caves that takes about one hour.

  • What to eat
  • There is not much eating options near the caves, so it is advisable to take some light food, snacks and water with you on your journey to the ‘Belum caves’.

  • Attractions
  • The nearby attractions of Belum caves are in Kurnool district namely Oravallu rock garden (igneous rock formations), Rondapallu wildlife sanctuary (home to the endangered species of the Great Indian Bustard), and also the caves have interesting natural rock formations that shape into lingas, snakehead, pillows, banyan tree, and a rock that sounds the seven notes of music when struck with bamboo or knuckle, a mysterious stream that flows over and under inside the caves at intervals known as “PataalGanga”.

  • Activities
  • - Activities here which can be enjoyed are hiking, photography, picnic with family or friends, or exploring the depths and the structure of the caves.

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