Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mysterious Belum Caves

If there is any place in the world that matches the beauty and mystique of the depths of oceans, it has to be the magical world of caves. Exploring the often dark and unknown interiors of these fascinating natural formations is certainly as unforgettable an experience as diving into uncharted waters that reveal a myriad other-worldly treasures.

I was in 
Gandikota from where I started the trip to see the longest caves on the plains of India – the Belum caves. It was a very short ride of around 60 KMS. 

They usually open at 10 AM in the morning.

These caves, which get their name from the Sanskrit word bilum (hole), were formed by the action of water flowing on limestone deposits over millions of years, forming stalactites, stalagmites, siphons, sink holes, and water galleries.

As you enter the venue you would see the Beautiful Buddha at Belum welcoming you. 

Historical Facts:

Breathtaking Natural Creations:

Rock Formations:

Here are some useful tips if you are visiting the Belum caves:

The nearest railway station to reach Belum Caves is Tadipatri, which is 30/31 kms away. 
There are daily trains from various major metro station. 
But I suggest you visit by personal vehicle as it gives you freedom of time and comfort. 
There is no accommodation nearby but people usually visit gorgeous Gandikota canyons (60 km away) and visit Belum caves together . 
In Gandikota you can stay at APTDC resort. 

Andhra Pradesh can be really hot in summer, so the best time to visit would be in the winter. 

However, if you are planning to visit the caves in summer, remember to carry ample drinking water and a towel to wipe off sweat.
The caves can leave you exhausted because there is a lot of walking, crawling and bending to do on rough terrain, so make sure you have the right kind of clothes and shoes on.

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