Medical tourism in India, Belum caves – Location:
Medical tourism in India. Belum caves are located at at Belum Village , 110 kms from Kurnool ( Kurnol is in Andhra Pradesh state, in southern India, about 212 kilometres (south of state capital Hyderabad). By visiting Belum caves during your medical tourism in India you will relax and you will have a wonderful holiday.
The nearest railhead to reach Belum Caves is Tadipatri ,30 kilometers away. There are daily trains from Delhi, Mumbai , Chennai, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore and Goa which halt at Tadipatri railway station. From Tadipatri, one can catch a bus to Belum Caves.
Belum caves – Description:
This cave is created by a continuous underground flow of water washing the soft limestone away from comparatively harder layer. Here – at Belum caves -, there are a number of chambers with various names; pathways are created, electric light and cold air is also arranged in these chambers.
This is the second largest cave in Indian subcontinent with a span of 3.5 km. There are more unexplored chambers in this cave but the cave is famous for its stalactite and stalagmite formations There are different ornamental formations on the wall of main chamber, created by deposition of mineralized solution through years and after the main chamber there is the Dhyan Mandir, a hall with single entrance and exit. It seems that Buddhist monks used to use this place for meditation in 100% humidity. In front of Dhyan Mandir, there is a stalagmite formation that looks like Shiva Linga (Shiva linga and Shakti yoni, the two main Tantric symbols of ascending and descending forces – which are often represented by upright conical stones for the Shiva linga and ring stones or basis for the Shakti yoni – the male and female sex organs – which is but one of their representations, and their erotic glorification). Next, there is a narrow passage towards Patal Ganga, the deepest point in the cave. Many Buddhists relics were found inside the caves and these relics are now housed in Museum at Ananthapur.
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