Borra Caves, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh


Borra Caves is almost 92 km away from Vizag city. These stretch across an area of 1 square kilometer. The cave opens on a vertical platform of about 75 meters and horizontal platform of 100 meters. Borra is in fact a village that lies on the hills of Ananthagiri towards the southeastern side of Srungavarapukota Taluk. These caves are located at an approximate elevation of 800 to 1300 meters. William King George who was a British geologist discovered the caves in 1807.

The caves of Borra are famous for stalagmite and stalactite formations. The cave derived its name from such a formation that resembled the human brain. The name "borra" in Telugu, in fact, means human brain. The caves delve very deep into the ground and thus the gurgling sound of the river Gosthani can be heard very distinctly. The surrounding region of Borra Caves is mountainous and rocky. The caves have deposit of mica too. There are many mines nearby, which is home to a wide variety of precious and semi-precious gems. The nearest railway to the Borra Caves is Borra Guhalu Railway station. This station falls in the railway line of Kothavalasa-Kirandul in the East Coast Railway. Tourists from different countries visit these Borra Caves by means of the railways or the roadways.

Location of Borra Caves, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh




Borra Caves - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressAnantagiri Hills, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Entry Fee :Entry Fee for Per Person : 25 Rs.
Timings :Visiting Hours - 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Official Websitewww.aptdc.gov.in
Photography allowed or notAllowed
Nearest AirportVisakhapatnam Airport




Last Updated on : 7May 21, 2015