Known for the stalactite and stalagmite formations, the Belum Caves are the longest caves with numerous spacious chambers, long corridors and fresh water galleries. The caves get the name from the Sanskrit word ‘Bilum’. These black limestone caves have 16 breathtaking pathways which take the visitors through a series of beautiful natural formations. If you already have this stunning place in your 2016 bucketlist, here are 6 marvels of this ancient beauty!
The interior of Belum Caves are referred to as Mandapam. This place is home to countless naturally formed pillars and monuments. The beauty of these caves will transit you to an altogether different world. If you wish to explore Indian heritage and culture, don’t miss this place.
While in Belum Caves, you will witness some of the most mesmerizing and unique Buddhist and Jain relics. The Buddha statue is a beautiful proof of contribution made by the monks towards these caves.
The exciting feeling you get while passing through the alluring passages inside the Belum Caves will surely leaving you spellbound. The best part about these passages is the way the are still maintained, even when the number of visitors are increasing significantly with every passing year.
Looking for the perfect place to meditate? Belum caves can the right place for you! With astonishing rock cuttings, the meditation hall in the Belum caves looks absolutely splendid. The milieu of the place is so calm and peaceful and was hence used by the monks for meditating and worshiping. This hall was also an adobe of various sages, from time to time.
One of the several captivating sections of Belum caves is section with Thousand Hoods. The stunning formations of this area look like hood of Cobra. The ceiling looks as if Thousands of cobra have unlocked their hoods. This area will surely leave you enchanted.
Opened for public in 2006, the musical chamber is an area with natural formations that produce musical sound resemblances. People find it most amusing to strick these formations with wooden sticks for listening to the sounds thus produced.
There is no dearth of magnificent places in India. A number of these still remain unexplored and thus highly underrated. Belum Caves are one of these belittled places. So this summer season get ready to explore this wonderful place!