Today I have shared Bora cave histroy. Also shared my experience of my Vizag tour.
2 best places of Araku valley.
ARAKU VALLEY :-
The first valley that I am seeing in my life is Araku Valley. It’s a dream place for every nature lovers. We went to Araku Valley in the year of 2000. Taking a train from Vizag, it’s a 4 hours journey and on the way crossed 55 tunnels. It was an amazing journey. We stayed in hotel Mayuri in Araku Valley. When we had gone there then at the point of time this place was not very much popular.
Beside our hotel the valley was situated. The weather of this place was very mesmerising although was a little cloudy.
The Araku museum is located on the side of the Mauri hotel. This museum is basically described in the ancient history of that region and also expresses the life style of the people. Different types of products are also sold there.
Next day we went for sight scene via bus. First we visited coffee garden. Coffee is cultivated throughout this place.
The most attractive places in Araku Valley are bora cave. William King the British geologist discovered this million years old cave in the year 1807.
On the discovery of the caves, there are several legends, which the tribal (Jatapu, Porja, Kondadora, Nookadora, valmiki etc. 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.Another lyrical legend is that the Shiva Lingam representing the Hindu God Lord Shiva, is found deep in the caves and above which is a stone formation of a cow (Sanskrit: Kamadhenu). It is surmised that the udder of this cow is the source of the Gosthani (Sanskrit: Cow’s udder) River which originates from here, flows through Vizianagram and Visakhapatnam districts before emptying into the Bay of Bengal near Bheemunipatnam.The Borra Caves, also called BorraGuhalu are located on the East Coast of India; different type of sculpture could be seen in this cave. This cave was created by nature. This is nature’s creation. The whole place is very dark and height remains dim here. We had covered most of portion this cave. Now our government has taken some initiatives to arrange for some light in the area. There are few places which get illuminated dimly.
Source :- wikipedia
AMAZING NATURAL SKULPTURE
The experience of Bora caves was marvelous. In any group if have soe aged people then it is better to avoid visiting the place.
The Bora caves are really wonderful and it is a thrilling experience to see this type of caves which is built by nature.
Ticket is this place is adult Rs. 100 and child Rs. 45 and taking to the camera inside the caves for photography and video purpose its charge Rs. 100 and mobile Rs. 25. Timing of this place is 10AM to 5PM. (Lunch break 1 PM to 2 PM).
“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.””
– Sir Richard Burton
Tour Summary :
Date – 08.04.2001 -15.04.2001
Tour Members : 6
Tour plan :
Day 1 : Howrah to Vizag.
Day 2 : Vizag local sight scene.
Day 3: Vizag sight scene.
Day 4: Vizag to Araku (Araku sight scene)
Day 5: Araku local sight scene.
Day 6: Araku to Vizag
Day 7: Vizag to Kolkata.
Some more info :
Hotels information : Hotel Mayuri Address: Opposite to Araku Bus depot, Araku, Andhra Pradesh 531149.
Notes :- Please carry voter id card and camera. Please visit Araku museum, near hotel Mayuri.
Shopping – Araku Aadiwasi Arts & Crafts
Located between the Coffee House and bus station, it has a good selection of tribal jewellery, jute bags and wrought-iron and brass ornaments.
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