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