Amazing Araku Valley and Borra Caves


Its looks like ribbon of a maiden is flowing over a green dress…Araku Valley

Araku valley is must see off-beaten tourist destination from Vizag 115kms away, offers lovely scenic view of nature and valley is really splendid rich with vegetation. The valley is 600 to 900 above sea level and gives mesmerizing treat of nature. It is easily scaled by road but I would suggest better go by train, you will enjoy more, around more than 58 tunnels and 84 bridges come on the way and this is really a terrific  experience of beauty, darkness and sweet smell of filter coffee sold by vendors in train.The coffee plantation offers a aroma in atmosphere and draws your mind towards the awesome plantations. The weather is pleasant thorough out the year.

 

 Train Crossing One of the tunnels of Araku Valley

 Woody Araku Valley

Thematic Light Effects in Paleolithic Borra Caves

Borra caves, you can witness here paleolithic caves million year old, nestled deep at the height of 800-1300 m from mean sea level. Borra caves was uncovered by British geologist William King in 1807. What makes Borra caves unique is its structure of stalagmite and stalactite. The weird formation of lime deposits looks amazing and the thematic lighting presentation, which gives the cave mystifying and alluring experience to its visitors and makes us think of long forgotten civilization.

A mythology is associated with Borra caves that Lord Rama stayed here with wife and brother during exile and this particular forest is believed as Kishkinda forest of that period.

I have visited both the places eight years back and feeling good to write little bit about this lovely place. I was very much attracted with the localities, their innocence, beauty, handicrafts everything, tribal people are nice and welcoming.

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