Today what I would be saying would be a third person narrative, because this time, it was not me, but my family, who had gone to Belum Caves since I was preoccupied with my office work. My In-Laws in fact, stay in Kurnool, and Belum Caves is in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. So, it is easily accessible from Kurnool and convenient to go on any weekend. Well, for that matter, from Hyderabad too, it is just 316 kilometers away. Take an overnight bus to Kurnool and from there to Belum Village. Every Sunday, RTC runs Tourism Special buses to Belum Caves for just Rs.39/- from Kurnool Bus Station.
If you have your own car/bike, …viola, enjoy!
From Kurnool, it is just a day’s trip and you can be back to your roost by evening. So pack some snacks and some lunch, and have a great day. By the way, this makes for a perfect road trip from Hyderabad or Bangalore too.
Belum Caves are the second largest and longest caves of India. It was opened to the public during February 2002, In fact, though 3.5 KMs of the Caves has been successfully explored, only 1.5 KMs is accessible to the general public. There are 16 pathways to the cave including the main entrance.