The place is 300 kms from Bangalore. We decided to go the previous night and stay at a hotel. We stayed at a hotel at Anathapur which is right off highway-7 towards Hyderabad. Bangalore to Anantapur is 220kms. Next morning, the drive to the caves was 2 hrs long. Roads were good, freshly laid. Many times you would find yourself in excellent roads with nobody around for miles except for some construction trucks. While on the drive, we came across large fields of bananas and curry leaves. I never saw such large fields of just curry leaves before.