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borra caves rock formation from inside

Borra, Andhra Pradesh, India

Borra Caves

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Otherworldly Environment

Borra Caves, located in the Ananthagiri Hills of the Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh, are a natural wonder and a popular tourist attraction.

The caves are renowned for their unique geological formations, including stalactites and stalagmites. The caves were formed as a result of limestone deposits over millions of years.

borra caves rock formation from inside

The intricate formations inside the caves create a mesmerizing and otherworldly environment.

The caves hold religious significance for the local tribal community, who believe that they are the abode of the god Lord Shiva. You can find a Shiva Lingam inside the caves, and an annual festival called Maha Shivaratri is celebrated here with great fervor.

Chambers and the Folklore

The caves have several chambers and passages to explore, with the main entrance leading to the Simhadwara (Lion's Gate) chamber. The Gupha Nilimbinga (Goldmine of Caves) is another prominent chamber. A guided tour is recommended to learn about the history, folklore, and unique formations found within.

sunlight goes through a hole in the ceiling of borra caves

The best time to visit Borra Caves is during the winter months, from October to March, when the weather is cool and pleasant, making it comfortable for exploration. Monsoon season, from June to September, can be quite wet, and the caves may be temporarily closed due to flooding. Summers can be hot, with temperatures reaching up to 40°C (104°F).

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Amravati, Andhra Pradesh

flightVisakhapatnam Airport - 90 Kilometers

directions_carVisakhapatnam - 90 Kilometers via Araku-Visakhapatnam Rd

trainBorra Guhalu Railway Station - 1 Kilometer

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