Belum caves, also known as Belum Guhalu in Andhra Pradesh, is the second longest cave in India. It is the longest one in South India, with the length of 3.2 km. Read on to know more about how to get there, where to stay, what to eat and other activities.
What to see and do:
This longest underground cave was opened to public viewing after 20 years, after restoration, in the year 2002. From miles away, one can see Belum Caves written on the hills, right below which is the big Buddha statue. Right from the grand entrance to the dimly lit passages, one can begin to unearth all untold stories. Don Indiana Jones' hat and observe the stalactite and stalagmite formations.
The entrance is like a pit-cave, descending which, the cave opens up and invites you in, with its mouth agape. Explore the long corridors, tapered galleries and fresh water tanks. Notice the wet clay-like roofs, anthill formations, winding tunnels and all other traces of life from beyond, which are both inviting and intriguing.