Belum Caves, Kurnool

Belum Caves

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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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6 traveller reviews for Belum Caves

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Vijay krishna

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  • Vijay krishna
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1910 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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  • 2 votes

Chaitanya Naga setty

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  • Chaitanya Naga setty
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 9 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  10748 readers

"3.5 km long at 150 feet deep in Earth Crust"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jun 26, 2015
A visit to Belum caves will always leave me Astonished for the mesmerizing beauty it holds. Being Longest caves in plains of Indian Subcontinent with Stalagmite and stalactite formations, also fresh water chambers, Oxygen chambers, Kotilingala Chamber, Saptaswaralu Guha or Musical Chamber, Dhyan Mandir or Meditation Hall, Thousand Hoods, Banyan Tree Hall etc.

Make sure you wear cotton wear, to escape from Extreme Sweating, also walk slowly at a constant pace to conserve energy, since few chambers of cave involves in activities like crawling.

A constant temperature of 30 degree centigrade is maintained at any and every spot in the cave. With an increase in the percentage of humidity every 10 feet under, these oxygen shafts give relief.

Oxygen chambers are also provided by AP Tourism Development Corporation at various points inside caves.

The Belum Caves were declared as protected area by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1988, so Littering, Damaging and any other activities involving in Defaming/Destroying the caves will be considered as a serious offense and are liable for legal action.
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Shinto K anto

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  • Shinto K anto
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 115 photos
  • 36 Reviews
  •  62 helpful votes
  •  17842 readers

"Belum caves - to the centre of the earth"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 9, 2015
Park your car, buy a ticket and walk, its a whole, new world inside those caves. There are wonders waiting inside India's second largest caves. Beautifully maintained, this is one underrated places in South India.
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  • 11 votes

Syed Hasiff

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  • Syed Hasiff
  • Lives in Nandyal
  • 1 Review
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  2223 readers

"Enjoy lot, be careful while entering the cave"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 8, 2015
Awesome, enjoyed alot with family members and even you can enjoy a lot with friends and be careful while entering in a caves which was prohibited.
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  • 12 votes

Chaits Kumar

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  • Chaits Kumar
  • Lives in Kurnool
  • 1 Review
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  2522 readers

"Water tastes sweet in the cave"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 3, 2015
So nice place in earth, its very long caves in South Asia, the water of Sivalinga is more sweet inside the caves. Come and have fun, most fabulous site seeing is there, the large statue of Buddha attracts you more.
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  • 13 votes

Manjunath Joshi

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  • Manjunath Joshi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  3958 readers

"One of the everlasting memories of a life time."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 29, 2014
In my experience of visiting sight seeing places, this is one of the everlasting memories of a life time. I have never seen this kind of place, what a creation by the Almighty, no match to his skill, the cave is indeed an adventure sight to explore yourself and you will have tons of surprises once u get into it. The "SIMHA DWARAM" is a real visual treat.
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  • 15 votes

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