Monday, December 06, 2010
Borra caves in Araku Valley, Vizag was bigger than I’d expected. It is believed to be the deepest in India (about 80 meters)
Textual information is all available at wikipedia and other places- I don’t have much to add, hence sharing some of the photos I’d clicked, and a brief description where possible/felt necessary
Below: Burra caves, Araku valley, AP- Main entrance and a board displaying history. Click on images for larger view
Above: Rocks subjected to water fall over decades, taking unique shape and Poojari posing with Lord Siva’s temple inside Burra caves.
Below: What looks like frozen ice is a piece of rock, directly below a gap in ceiling, from where water dips… Below right: You can assess the size of the cave by comparing size of human beings in the photo with the visible height of the cave.
Above: people climbing stairs to reach Lord Siva temple inside the cave.Above right: A hole in the ceiling of the cave. It is said that the Burra cave was discovered by a British officer, when a goat or cow fell into the cave through this hole…
Below: A stone laid by Indian Railways to mark that a railway track is passing right over this Borra cave, vertical to this point… Right: A closer look at the walls of Bora caves
Also see: Submarine Museum, Vizag * Over crowded jeep ride * Ooty Heritage train * Incredible India *