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About Borra Caves

Borra Caves lie on the eastern coast of country, in Ananthagiri hills of Araku Valley. These caves were discovered in 1807 by William King, an officer of Geological Survey of India. The legend says that a cow grazing on the meadow fell into the deep cave. On searching people found it inside the cave and also found a Lingam there. The folk believed that Lord Shiva protected the cow and constructed the temple outside the cave. Large numbers of visitors reach the temple to worship Lord Shiva. They can also explore the Lingam and other nearby sites in the caves. Borra caves are the largest caves in the country. The weather conditions around the caves are pleasant. You will find Stalagmite and Stalactite formations in the caves. Archaeologists have found stone tools from mid Palaeolithic period in the caves. You will find unique structures inside the Borra Caves which have the similar resemblance with Shiv-Parvati, mother-child, human brain, temple and crocodile. The Gosthani River flowing through Araku Valley originates from the Borra caves. Borra caves lie in the mountainous area with dense forest coverage and enormous wildlife. While walking to the caves you will find the lush green surroundings.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee INR 40
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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