Belum Caves

Belum Caves Images, Entry Fees, Open Timings, Closing Hours, Accommodation and History.

Belum Caves History

Naturally formed caves under the earth. It is the longest cave which is of 3229 meters in length and in the world and occupies 2nd place in the world. Belum caves were discovered in the year 1984 by the British surveyor Robert Bruce Foote. Later a team from Germany lead by H Daniel Gebauer did research on these caves.

In the year 1988,  Andhra Pradesh State government declared this site as protected and started promoting tourism. AP Archaeological department developed this site for tourism in the year 2000. From Feb 2002, Caves were opened for tourists with minimal fee entry. These naturally formed caves underground caves is 120 ft in depth and reaches 150 ft at Paathala Ganga point. Water from Paathala Ganga is pumped to the nearby Belum village which is 2 km away. In the year 1989, the Archaeological department recovered the mud vessels used by the Jain saints from these caves.

AP Archaeological department had explored 3.5 km out of 10 km and developed the path for the visitors. Archaeologists have identified another 140 caves surrounding these caves. Caves can be easily reached from Anantapur and Kurnool.

Belum Caves Entry Fees

S.NoVisitorTicket Cost
1AdultRs.50 per person
2ChildRs.30 per child

Visiting Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Best Time to Visit: Oct – Jul

How to reach Belum Caves?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Tirupati which is 250 km away. It can be reached from Hyderabad as well.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Tadipatri which is 34 km away.

By Road

  1. The direct bus is available from Tadipatri, Banaganapalli.
  2. Caves are at 70 km from Nandyal.
  3. It is 110 km from Kurnool.

Belum Caves Images

Reference Link: History


  1. Are the caves fully opened now? In last summer the way was closed. What is the situation now ?