BELUM CAVES

STEP OUT – ANDHRA PRADESH

The caves extend up to 3225 meters in length and 29 meters in depth. Photo by Shravan Regret Iyer
The caves extend up to 3225 meters in length and 29 meters in depth. Photo by Shravan Regret Iyer

265188_203484613031299_2822162_n

268558_203484743031286_4026791_n

Belum Caves in Karnool District of Andhra Pradesh is one of the largest caves in South India. The caves extend up to 3225 meters in length and 29 meters in depth. There are three well like cavities with the central one being the main entrance to the caves. The modern day existence of the caves was explored and surveyed in the year 1884 by a European named H B Foote.

Later, a much detailed exploration by German speleologist Herbert and his team was taken up and the team was able to map the caves to an extent of nearly three-and-a- half kilometers. The caves are declared as a protected area by the

Government of Andhra Pradesh. The present area that is accessible to the public is around 1.5km. The place is around 280 kms away from the garden city Bangalore and 80 kilometers from Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s