Stories, photographs and thoughts from a travelling couple taking walks and mapping their routes, while backpacking around India, and parts of the world.
The Borra Caves are located about 90 kms North of Visakhapatnam (Vizag), in the Ananthagiri hills range of the Eastern ghats in Andhra Pradesh. William King the British geologist discovered the caves in 1807. Borra (which means hole in Oriya) caves are naturally formed and believed to be 150 Million years old.
We kicked off the day by waking up around IST 0530. Unfortunately, Hyderabad has nothing great to offer within a 200-kilometer radius and we were left with very few options. So, Nagarjuna Sagar it was! During my 6+ years in Hyderabad, I had never been here, hence I was excited to learn what the huge deal was about. Everyone spoke greatly about the dam and the lake there. The time had come for me to witness it first hand.
Faith by Priya Ramachandran, narrates the underlying irony of the frenzied public display of devotion during Ganesh immersions every single year.
Kurnool is surprisingly close to the city, has an interestingly diverse topography and impressive landscapes that you would never expect to see just 215 odd kilometres from Hyderabad. All you need is a car, some good company, a spirit of adventure, a little knowledge of Telugu to get by, and most importantly, the generous help from Google Maps.