Borra Caves Overview

Ranked 1 of 46 sightseeing in Visakhapatnam

Borra Caves are situated on the East Coast of India in the Anantagiri Hill range of the Araku Valley. Spread across an area of about 2 sq km, the caves are situated around 1,400 m above sea level. In 1807, the caves were discovered by William King George of the Geological Survey of India. Considered to be one of the largest caves in India, the caves have karstic limestone structures, which extend to a depth of 80 m.

A small temple inside the cave was believed to be constructed by the locals in respect to the religious incident that once happened in the region. According to the popular story narrated by the tribal people residing in this area, a cow which was grazing on the top of the caves dropped through a hole in the roof. When cowherd was searching for the cow, he came across the caves and found a stone inside the cave, which resembled a Shivalingam.

Tourists can spot number of bats and golden gecko in these caves. Mosses and brown-to-green algae are some of the popular floras seen inside these caves. The interiors of these caves are installed with sixty three lamps of mercury, sodium vapour and halogen lamps. The destination also has several mica mines; hence a project named Thalipudi Reservoir Scheme is introduced for mining precious stones like rubies.
 

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Borra Caves in Araku valley Visakhapatnam,Andhra

by Kiran kumar
21st Jan 18

What travellers are saying about Borra Caves

Experience scale
  • Excellent 60
  • Very Good 34
  • Good 12
  • Average 3
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
Saturday:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
Sunday:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -5:30 PM
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Entry:
paid
76% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Vivanshu Singh

Vivanshu Singh5.0/5

20 reviews

Cave of art

after visiting this beautiful location. we take selfie on the entrance of cave. famous for it's artistic abstract natural art .we feel mesmerizing up and down

Debabrata papu

Debabrata papu5.0/5

1 review

Beautiful cave designed with colourful light

The best place you will get to visit, I think. The journey to borra caves is more enjoyable. So go there by train which leaves VISAKHAPATNAM at about 6 am. We enjoyed the visit very much.
  • Beautiful cave designed with colourful light
  • Beautiful cave designed with colourful light
  • Beautiful cave designed with colourful light

Debopam Deb

Debopam Deb4.6/5

4 reviews

Good place to visit and know history

started from vizag about 8 Am and reached by 10.20 AM . We were stopped near to the Borra Caves as no parking was left and had to travel by Auto and they were charging Rs10 per head. There was a long queue in for tickets. We had ordered bamboo chicken while going @Rs 250/- for half a KG . The toilet was clean . Inside also they kept the area clean. Borra caves is really good to see and feel the natures creations.

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Skagarwal

Skagarwal4.6/5

3 reviews

Good sightseeing palace

visit this palace in early hours . otherwise you may face long ques for car parking & entry ticket. opening time 10.00 a.m. lunch hour 1.00 p.m. to 2.00pm , closing time 5.00pm

Mahadevan

Mahadevan5.0/5

1 review

Borra caves

Train from Vizag to Borra caves memorable passing through umpteen tunnels.Borra caves illuminated with different hues of colour fascinating.Dance by local tribal ladies with music and drum best is captivating.
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  • Borra caves
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Dr debashis basu

Dr debashis basu5.0/5

1 review

This is one of the best coastal cities in India

Vizag is one of the best coastal cities-well organised, well maintained, people are tourist friendly, accomodation & fod are good, transport is also good. Most importantly the journey by Kirundul Exp train to Araku valley passing through 52 tunnels is a life time experience.
  • This is one of the best coastal cities in India
  • This is one of the best coastal cities in India

Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar5.0/5

4 reviews

Must visit place in Visakhapatnam

Borra caves is on the way to araku valley hill station, which is termed as little ooty for Andhra Pradesh.Water percolating from the roof of the caves dissolve limestone are developed into interesting forms and structures inside the caves such as ShivaParvati, MotherChild, Rishis beard, human brain, mushrooms, crocodile, temple, church, etc. is very good visual traet for tourists.An Arraku and Borra rail-cum-road package tour organized by the Andhra Pradesh State Tourism Department is best to visit Borra Caves.A walk around the caves provides views of the mountainous area which is rich in flora and fauna. Also local guides are there if you use use their service it will be more interesting.

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Sharmistha mitra

Sharmistha mitra5.0/5

3 reviews

An outstanding gift of nature

We went there n were just spellbound.a nature 's gift can be like this.once there lived cave men..I can't imagine..as we r approching a new surprise was waiting.I cann't explain it in words...It is 705m above MSL n 625 below MSL.just imagine..u must take a watebottle otherwise wl die in thirst

7rishabh

7rishabh4.3/5

18 reviews

Awesome place

this place is near araku valley so try to visit both places together. entry is paid there are few restaurants near it. the site is very good it's an old cave transformed into sightseeing. best time to visit is during day and with group. you need to pay extra if you want to take your phone or camera.

Suman

Suman4.3/5

12 reviews

Beware !!! To enjoy it you have to have strong knee joints

Nearly 70 odd downstairs you will find the entrance of the cave... Unlike "Patal Bhuvaneswar" of Himachal you can keep your head upright all through the excursion as it has a height of 60 to 100ft all through. But don't go without a guide because you can't see the walls... a powerful torch and a pair of trained eyes are must to guide you inside the cave and point you the similarities between the formed stalagtites and the hindu dev-devis, indian celebrities, foreign who's who etc. But again to have a complete round-up you have to cross more than 70 stairs. Traveling during a bright daylight is better because a natural opening is there which lets the sun rays inside the cave which makes the journey easier.

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Photos of Borra Caves

Borra Caves, Visakhapatnam

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Sirsendu Das

Pathway inside the cave
Borra Caves, Visakhapatnam

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Rajiv Sarkar

Beautiful view of Borra Caves
Borra Caves, Visakhapatnam

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Rajat Pasrija

Borra Caves, Visakhapatnam