As you can see in the map route photo that caves is in between araku valley and vishakhapattanam. From that cut you have to travel atleast 7km to reach borra caves. And in between that route you also find Katiki Waterfall. Which is approx 4km from the cut.Both places are amazing and worth to visit.And you have to trek 4km to reach waterfallPrices:Ticket for borra caves - 70₹ per personAnd 10₹ per bag for locker.20₹ for two wheeler parking at katiki waterfall.Note- Mr.bike rentals doesn't allowed non-gear bike to take out from the city. So I took scooty on rent from Green bike rental which is just 30 meter away from my hotel. (Price are same)
After around an hour with great views on the sides we finally went to Borra Caves, we had to take few steps down and as luggage was allowed inside and Phones, Cameras were payable, we deposited them there. Once we got all the formalities done, we went inside. It was again hugely crowded and I wasn't interested but as we went deep inside the place was awesome. Lightings were great too. We even took a family photo there and came out satisfied.We had lunch in a nearby restaurant. Bamboo Biryani was really good but not sure whether it was made really by stuffing it inside. Meals was average. We asked our driver to stop at bus stop. He charged two hundred more and collected Rs. 2700 in total. We were pissed. He told it'd be Rs. 2700 only if we return back to the hotel but changed his word there.
We had good time before leaving for Vishakhapatnam so decided to go to Borra Caves which turn out to be very nice place. It took around another 30 min to reach Borra Caves from Katiki waterfall. This place has entry charge and is mostly crowded. Borra Caves are one of the largest cave in India at an elevation of about 700m. The caves are basically karstic limestone structures extending to depth of 80m. There were different lights installed in caves which gave better look to structures in cave. Overall it is a good place to visit if you have time and some interest in geology.
3. गुफाओं में ही घूमना है तो बेलूम केव्स नहीं, जाएँ बोर्रा केव्सबेलूम गुफाएँ भारतीय उपमहाद्वीप में दूसरी सबसे बड़ी गुफाएँ हैं। इस सूची में सबसे पहले आती हैं मेघालय में स्तिथ क्रम लिअत प्रह गुफाएँ। आंध्र प्रदेश में जो भी गांदीकोटा आता है वो बेलूम केव्स भी ज़रूर आता है। लेकिन आंध्र प्रदेश के पूर्वी छोर में एक ऐसा गुफा परिसर भी है जिसके बारे में कम ही लोग जानते हैं। इसका नाम है बोर्रा गुहलु और अंग्रेजी में इसे बोर्रा केव्स भी कहा जाता है। यह जगह विशाखापट्नम के पास स्तिथ अरकू वैली से ज्यादा दूर नहीं है। कारस्टिक लाइमस्टोन से बनी ये गुफाएं 80 मीटर लम्बी हैं जिस कारण इनको देश की सबसे गहरी गुफाएं भी माना जाता है। बेलूम केव्स के पास के क्षेत्र में जतापू, पुर्जा, कोंडाडोरा, नुकड़ोरा जैसी जनजाति के लोग बसे हुए हैं।
On the discovery of the caves, there are several legends, which the tribals who inhabit the villages around the caves narrate. The popular legend is that a cow, grazing on the top of the caves, dropped 60 m (200 ft) through a hole in the roof. The cowherd while searching for the cow came across the caves. He found a stone inside the cave that resembled a Lingam, which he interpreted as the Lord Shiva who protected the cow. The village folk who heard the story believed it and since then they have built a small temple for Lord Shiva outside the cave. People flock to the temple for worship and the cave to get a glimpse of the Lingam.Just wow, took almost 45 mins to 1 Hr to cover the whole cave and it was huge.Head-ups - The bamboo chicken was the best here.