Belum Caves, Kurnool

Belum Caves

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About Belum Caves

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Belum Caves are situated in vicinity of the Belum Village. These are considered as the second largest caves in the country, after the Meghalaya Caves. The caves have three cavities, amongst which the central cavity serves as the entrance to the caves. These have numerous chambers, fresh water galleries and passages. The natural artworks formed by stalagmite and stalactite can be seen in the caves.

The musical chamber, simhadwaram, patalaganga, mandapam, meditation hall and banyan tree hall are the main sections of these caves. Patalganga is considered as the deepest section of the Belum Caves. The Government of India declared the Belum Caves as a 'Unique Eco-Tourism Project.'

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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15 traveller reviews for Belum Caves

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Sarath Devineni

  • Tourist
  • Sarath Devineni
  • Lives in Amalapuram
  • 1 Review
  •  260 readers

"These caves are very beautiful as Borra caves in Vizag"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I visited this caves on my way to TADIPATRI which is just 30 kms from caves. These caves are very attractive place in Kurnool district. These caves are very beautiful as Borra caves in Vizag. There are many things to see inside the caves like Meditation Room (very hot and sweats a lot here), Thousand Hoods, Mandapam, Banyan Tree Hall, Stalactites and Stalagmites in chambers and Pit holes in ceilings. Really it is a great place to visit, there is also a restaurant at the entrance of caves and a small shop operated by Andhra Pradesh Tourism. People who are planning to arrive Kurnool don't miss these caves and me too planning to go with family this time again.
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Soumyajit Roy

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  • Soumyajit Roy
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 32 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  13681 readers

"The largest tourist cave in India"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Belum Caves are located near Kurnool, it's around 150 kms from Kurnool. It's located in the village of Kolimigundla. These caves are made of stalactite and stalagmite formations, due to flow of a river underground. At its deepest point the cave goes to almost 150 feet deep. The caves are light with soft lights and has air shaft at regular intervals. The cave has multiple sections, which are very clearly mentioned on the walls. The deepest point is called Patala Ganga, where you would see the natural water source. The cave is said to be at least a million years old. Always take a guide while visiting the caves, that gives you better understanding. The stalagmite formations have formed weird structures and looks amazingly beautiful. A must watch if you are visiting gandikota, it's only 57 kms from Gandikota.
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Venkatesh Ch

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  • Venkatesh Ch
  • 1 Review
  •  477 readers

"Must see this natural caves"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
My first time visit was first Sunday of this month. It was very cool and surprise for newcomers. Everyone should go to this caves. It is very biggest underground cave in Indian Subcontinent and even one should see this place once in life. Very nominal entry fee.
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Anusha Anu

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  • Anusha Anu
  • Lives in Kurnool
  • 1 Review
  •  522 readers

"Good place but suffocation is very high"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2016
Good experience and we enjoyed a lot. Suffocation is very high but we will have air blowers in the middle of the caves, we will be having oxygen blowers.
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Aravindh Krishna

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  • Aravindh Krishna
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 21 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1346 readers

"Underground Fun Mania"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 19, 2016
The place is so good. Most of the cave area is lighted with lamps. So the visibility is good in most places. There are facilities of ventilation too. But the actual fun is when you start exploring by yourself. The darkness and the ability to hold your breathe, your lung capacity and guts will lead to lot of unexplored areas underneath.
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Rama peddanna

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  • Rama peddanna
  • Lives in Giddarbaha
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1042 readers

"Cave is excellent"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 21, 2015
The inner-view was very good, we enjoyed very well there, we observed a lot of rocks there in the caves, we were living very near to this pilgrimage place and we wish to visit this place again and again.
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Ratnakar reddy Vallem

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  • Ratnakar reddy Vallem
  • Lives in Kurnool
  • 42 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  11181 readers

"Adventurous experience"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 9, 2015
One of the largest in India and second largest caves in world. Explored by German persons with many places made a route clearly, now with not much burden to the visitors, I visited before and after renovating the routes inside. Still you feel the adventurous, worth visiting, will have a nice experience.
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Manu Vasisht

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  • Manu Vasisht
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 23 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  2922 readers

"An amazing place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2015
We have visited the belum caves on 22. 10. 15. Distance from the Bangalore is 342 kms. This can be covered in one day. This is an amazing place to visit. Everyone should visit this place. APTDC has done very good arrangements for the tourist and guides are provided free. Only if any tourist feels like paying any amount they can pay. This is my personal experience. Please visit this place.
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  • 3 votes

Aaron Gill

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  • Aaron Gill
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 14 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  885 readers

"A walk below the earth"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 19, 2015
Belum Caves, probably India's second longest caves. A different experience from normal tour. Around 3 KMS walk into the earth with stalagmites and small waterfall to rejoice. Carry a small torch. Plan the time of visit properly and pack the food, since there aren't no good restaurants nearby the place. Carry good quantity of water and wear light clothing before entering the cave. Wear a good gripping shoe, some parts are slippery.
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Vijay krishna

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  • Vijay krishna
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  3404 readers

"Adventurous place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 10, 2015
Its an adventurous place away from city can spend a good time but transport is a little bit problem, you can not find find govt vehicles should engage a private cab.
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  • 4 votes

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