Borra Caves, Andhra Pradesh

Borra Caves

Location: Alternatively called as Borra Guhalu, Borra Caves are situated in Araku Valley present in the Ananthagiri hill range in Visakhapatnam.

Description: The caves offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and deciduous forests. According to area, these caves are believed to be the biggest in the country. These caves were discovered by a British geologist, William King in 1807. These caves are also known to have religious significance along with historic importance. The Idol of Kamdhenu, a holy cow and Shiva lingam which is present inside the caves are worshiped by the local residents. Gosthani River originates from these caves and flows through Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram district, before it reaches the Bay of Bengal. People from nearby districts visit these caves to seek Lord Shiva’s blessings.  So the next time you plan to visit Visakhapatnam, remember to keep this attraction on your must visit list.

Activities: Tourists visiting these caves can also mark a visit to the nearby attractions. People who have interest in knowing more about the history of a place can visit various museums and caves to enrich their knowledge. The city of Visakhapatnam houses various attractions which can interest the travelers. Tourists can also visit different temples to seek Lord’s blessings for a safe and comfortable journey.

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