Tuesday, March 29, 2011

THE BORRA CAVES ,VISAKHAPATNAM,ANDHRA PRADESH


























  • The caves are located in the Araku Valley of the Ananthagiri hill range and is drained by the Gosthani River. At the entry, the cave measures up to 100 m (328.1 ft) horizontally and 75 m (246.1 ft) vertically. 

                                               
  • Stalagmite and Stalactite formations are found in the caves. The average annual temperature of Araku hills, where the caves are situated, is about 25 °C (77.0 °F). The average annual rainfall reported is 950 mm (3.1 ft) (mostly occurring during the northeast monsoon). 

                                            














  • The Gosthani river provides water supply to the Visakhapatnam city. 

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