Borra Caves - Andhra Pradesh

Borra caves are located 90 km away from the Vishakapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh. Whether you travel by train or car, the journey will take you through mountainous Eastern Ghats with its lush green vegetation that is cut across by over 30 tunnels. The Araku valley through which we pass to reach the caves is indeed enchanting. The caves are found in the Anantagiri hills at a height of 800 to 1300 meters above the sea level. The caves are surrounded by rugged mica rocks and are prospected for precious stones such as rubies. The entrance to the cave is impressive, measuring upto 100 m horizontally and 75 m vertically.
cave wall consists from ancient layers
Cave wall consists from ancient layers.
ice cave of Snow Queen
Ice cave of Snow Queen.
the entrance to borra caves
The entrance to Borra caves.
poster of visakhapatnam district tourism promotion council
Poster of Visakhapatnam District Tourism Promotion Council.
path to the caves decorated with festive flags
Path to the caves decorated with festive flags.
danger - swirls in river - do not swim
Danger - swirls in river - do not swim.
downstairs to caves
Downstairs to caves.
Gosthani river
Gosthani river.
top hole in the caves
Top hole in the caves.
way upstairs
Way upstairs.
the beginning of borra caves
The beginning of Borra caves.
the ceiling of the caves around the top hole
The ceiling of the caves around the top hole.
stalactite on the wall
Stalactite on the wall.
a group of small stalactites in the corner of the cave
A group of small stalactites in the corner of the cave.
tree grows near the top hole of the cave
Tree grows near the top hole of the cave.
stalactites have the milky color
Stalactites have the milky color.
path inside cave is a series of stairs up and down
Path inside cave is a series of stairs up and down.
cold and warm lights are very well thought out
Cold and warm lights are very well thought out.
a chaotic heap of stones
A chaotic heap of stones.
signpost : east coast railway passing over borra caves
Signpost: East Coast Railway passing over Borra Caves.
stalactites of green colours
Stalactites of green colours.
stalactites running down the wall
Stalactites running down the wall.
These are some great limestone stalactites I saw in a cave
These are some great limestone stalactites I saw in a cave.
These stalactites take up many of years to form
These stalactites take up many of years to form.
stalactites in red colour
Stalactites in red colour.
walls of the cave
Walls of the cave.
curtains of stalactites
Curtains of stalactites.
one of the pretty impressive formations
One of the pretty impressive formations.
small stalactites in the form of scales
Small stalactites in the form of scales.
natural pattern on the wall of the cave
Natural pattern on the wall of the cave.
orange lighting
Orange lighting.
thick orange stalagmite
Thick orange stalagmite.
streams of stalactites
Streams of stalactites.
man carries bananas
Man carries bananas.
these branches are full of bananas
These branches are full of bananas.
stalactite was fused with its stalagmite
Stalactite was fused with its stalagmite.
stalactite is rooted in stalagmite
Stalactite is rooted in stalagmite.
foundation stone for illumination of borra caves
Foundation stone for illumination of Borra caves.