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Borra Caves

Borra Caves, famous for their magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations, lies in Anantagiri in the south-east corner of Srungavarapukota taluk of Visakhapatnam District. It is 1400 m above sea level, 90 km from Visakhapatnam city and 29 km from Araku Valley. The Borra Caves have historical, religious and archaeological importance. Some Paleolithic implements believed to be a million years old have been discovered here by William King George of the Geological Survey of India in 1807. Deep in the caves, there is a Shivlinga and an idol of the sacred cow Kamadhenu which the local people worship. Also found inside the caves are superb sculpture-like formations of stalactite and stalagmite. The stone formations in the Borra Caves resemble the udder of a cow and hence it got the name Gosthani. The Gosthani River flows by, towards Orissa.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Visakhapatnam

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