Borra Caves - Tourist Places of Andhra Pradesh

About Borra Caves

Borra caves or Borra Guhalu are located on the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku Valley in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. The caves lie on an elevation of about 2,313 feet and a depth of about 80 metres or 260 feet, which make these caves the largest and deepest structures of karstic limestone having stalactite and stalagmite rocks formed due to water drops trickling above and under the floor of the caves perennially.

How to reach

By Road : Visakhapatnam is well-connected to all the major cities by road. There are regular tourist as well as state buses which provide services to and from Visakhapatnam and from there by road to Borra caves.
By Rail : Borra caves also has its own railway station, Borra Guhalu railway station. From Visakhapatnam railway station, the journey is about 5 hours and 100 kms to Borra Guhalu Railway station, which is near the caves. 
By Air : The nearest airport is in Visakhapatnam (76 kms from the caves) which is connected with flights from major cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and the rest of the country.

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  • When to visit
  • The best time to visit this place is during the winters when the weather is comfortable and pleasant.

  • What to eat
  • As there’s practically nothing to eat around the caves, it is advisable to carry light food, snacks and water bottle with you on your journey. Visakhapatnam also has a blend of north Indian and south Indian cuisines as well as local cuisines to satiate the taste buds of visitors.

  • Attractions
  • Nearby places to go around Borra caves are the Katiki waterfalls, Tada railway tunnel, Damuku View Point, Ananthagiri Coffee Plantations, Padmapuram Gardens, and a famous hill station, Araku Valley.

  • Activities
  • - Activities involve local sightseeing, trekking in the nearby hills, watching coffee harvesting, enjoying the view of the lush green surroundings, and photography, and staying in for a camping in the hill station of Araku Valley.

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