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The Chronicles of million-year old Borra Caves, Aruka Valley

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The Chronicles of million-year old Borra Caves, Aruka Valley

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The Borra caves are among the deepest caves in India that showcase an assortment of enthralling formations in various irregular shapes. People from the nearby places flock these caves to worship the holy cow idol and the Shivlinga. According to a famous legend, a cow slipped through a roof hole while grazing atop the caves and when the cowherd went inside looking for his cow, he found a formation similar to Shivlinga. Since then it has been perceived that Lord Shiva protected the cow. The tribals who dwelled in the village around the caves have also built a Shiv temple outside the cave.

Except for some staircases bridging the uneven plains along with some fencing and lighting in certain areas, the Borra caves are maintained in its natural state. The new shapes keeps on forming along with the old ones getting re-shaped due to the constant chemical reactions.

Apart from this there are various other attractions in the valley that one can’t afford to miss. Padmapuram Botanical Gardens, Damuku View Point, Tyda Tunnel, tribal museum and much more. The awe-inspiring beauty of Araku Valley comes to life with it gardens, waterfalls and railroads. This summers, pack your bags and head to Araku Valley for a glimpse of it rich cultural and historical heritage.

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