Belum Caves

Belum Caves is the second largest cave in Indian subcontinent and the longest caves in plains of Indian Subcontinent, known for its stalactite and stalagmite formations. Belum Caves have long passages, spacious chambers, fresh water galleries and siphons.

Description

The caves reach its deepest point (120 feet from entrance level) at the point known as Pataalaganga. Belum Caves derives its name from "Bilum" Sanskrit word for caves. In Telugu language, it is called Belum Guhalu. Belum Caves has a length of 3229 metres, making it the second largest natural caves in Indian Subcontinent.



Other Attractions
• Nallamala forest
• Belum Caves
• Srisailam
• Ketavaram
• Ahobilam
• Mahanandi
• Tadipathri Temples

Accommodation
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Operates Punnami Hotel in the vicinity of Belum Caves. The accommodation offered is a 32-bed dormitory, which is comfortable and clean. There is also a restaurant and a small shop operated by Andhra Pradesh Tourism at the entrance to Belum Caves. One can find accommodation at Tadipatri (30 km) and Banganpalli (20 km), the nearest towns to Belum Caves. Kurnool (106 km) and Anantapur (85 km) are other places, which have good hotels.


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