Jan. 5, 2020

The Belum Caves Festival in Andhra Pradesh, which was to be organised in December 2019 will now be held this month (January 2020) to highlight the importance of the Balum Caves.


  • Location: The Belum Caves are located near Belum Village in Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh.

  • Size: It is the second largest caves on the Indian Subcontinent after the Krem Liat Prah caves in Meghalaya.

  • Features: This cave system is known for its speleothems, such as stalactite and stalagmite formations. It has long passages, galleries, spacious caverns with fresh water and siphons. The caves consist of black limestone.

  • Formation: This cave system was formed over the course of tens of thousands of years by the constant flow of underground water from the now-disappeared river Chitravathi. 

Source : The Hindu