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Borra Caves

Borra caves entrance
Borra Caves are located at a distance of 92 Km north of Visakhapatnam. The caves open with 100 meter on horizontal plane and aobut 75 meters on vertical plane. These caves spread over an area of one square KM and the origin of river Gosthani which flows through the district. This you must see if you are in Araku Valley or in Visakhaptanam. This location is at a height of 800 to 1300 meters from MSL. William King the British geologist discovered this million years old cave in the year 1807.

Breath taking hilly terrain, beautiful landscape, semi-evergreen moist deciduous forests, and wild fauna of the area are a visual feast. This cave is the biggest in India considering the area it has spread geographically.

Borra caves entrance
The humic acid in the water reacts with calcium carbonate in the limestone and dissolves the minerals breaking the rock gradually. The perennial water flow over a period of time results in the formation of caves. Stalagmites are formed due water percolating from the roof containing calcium bi carbonate and other minerals from mounds. Same way stalactites are also formed and because of their different shapes tourist and locals have given different names to them. One can see different formations of the stalactites and stalagmites as Shiv-Paravathi, Mother-Child, Rushi's Beard, Human Brain, Crocodile, Tiger and Cows udder.

On your journey to Araku by train you can see picturesque Landscape with greenery, peaks and valleys. Before reaching Borra Guhalu Railway station the train passes through 42 tunnels.
Before Borra Caves you can take a jeep ride to Katiki Waterfall

Entry Fee

Adult Rupees 40/-
Child Rupees 30/-
Cameras allowed at fee of Rupees 25/- and
Video and Digital cameras at a fee of Rupees 100/-


Timings: 10 AM to 5.00 PM ( 1.00 to 2.00 lunch break)
Borra caves Inside

There is a daily Rail cum Road package tours available from Visakhapatnam to Araku valley.

Rs 25 for still camera and Rs 100 for video and Digital camera fee is to be paid at counter. There is no locker facility to deposit your cameras if you decide not to carry them inside the caves. Local shops will keep your cameras at a fee of Rs 5 , they will hand over one hand written token and you have to keep it with you

Accommodation

There is no accommodation available close to Borra caves, nearest point is Tyda Jungle bells 15KM or at Anantagiri hill resort (10 KM )of AP tourism . However there are plenty of hotels available at Araku 36 KM and at Vizag 92 KM . This place is covered in Araku valley package tour. You can either stay at Araku or Vizag

Small restaurants are available near the cave and before half KM ( near to railway station ) while going towards the cave. Good restaurant is available at AP tourism resort at Anatagiri ( 13 KM from Borra caves ) on the way to Araku valley. Take your lunch here while enjoying the greenery of the Araku valley. Visit Borra caves picture gallery for inside photos of the cave

JEETENDRA DAKUA04-12-2008
I HAVE NOT GONE YET
Virendra12-07-2010
Is it safe to visit this area with kids? Or with senior citizens?
ramesha kengeri25-08-2010
it was an exhillarating experience. one has to bow his head to mother nature for her creative genius borra caves are really a hair raising experience. one can have a real good time along with family.
NARASIMHARAO19-12-2010
IS IS SAFE TO VISIT WITH 4 YEAR OLD CHILDREN AND SENIOR CITIZENS? PLEASE ADVISE.
DILEEP SHARMA23-04-2011
we r planning to visit borra caves in this summer vacations.we have a small kid (relative)with us who is 7-8 years old.he is very michevious.is it safe to visit this area in this condition
ranjit vysyaraju25-05-2011
there is something special to see our nature freely that is a ooty of andhra
kumar28-05-2011
is there trekking available in borra
SHIVKUMAR07-06-2011
borra caves and araku vally are worth seeing. take rail cum road tour through APSTDC which is inclusive of food & sightseeing. worth the cost
Debashis Barui08-06-2011
We r planning to visit borra caves in this puja vacations (October, 2011).We have a small daughter with us who is 8 years old as well as my mother who is 60 years old. Is it safe to visit this area in this condition?
manya Cherabuddi06-07-2011
yes we are safe have gone there with infant and 76 yr old mother cheerz it is a gr8 xperience
rajesh12-07-2011
yes u r absolutly corect manya.really borracaves r not harmful and enjoyable place.realy i njoyed lot at borracaves.its a gr8 experience.
Suman Chatterjee21-07-2011
Is there any weekly closing day?
chayan mitra31-10-2011
we r planning for vizag tour at december '11.
lucky03-11-2011
vizag is an excellent and exciting place. i love vizag
pallis09-11-2011
s its safe to travel with children n senior citizens
rajesh26-11-2011
we r planning for Araku in feb. month...this is good time to visit Araku and Borra caves or not?
smaranika05-04-2012
wou..........................beautiful amazing
zaki11-06-2012
realy A city of Destnity.LUV vizag.




ravi11-07-2012
before 10 days my brother lenin went to araku loya and he said his experience with me. really his exp. is amazing. so, i decided to go to araku loya.
ruthwik29-10-2012
i went in dusshera holiday it is so lovely and beautiful but so lengthy to walk
champak banerjee21-12-2012
we are visit to borra caves in our college excourtion (14 january).how is the condition of weather in this time?
Timothy Augustus25-05-2013
its a superb place to visit!
srimannarayana tadka01-07-2013
Its a very different and rare visit place in world Every one should to see good location especially in train
Dharmbir Singh Yadav24-01-2014
Main bora cave & vishakha patanam ghoomna chahata hun
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