Mahindra Marazzo Ocean Trail: Day Five: Exploring Visakhapatnam
Exploring Visakhapatnam in the Mahindra Marazzo Ocean Trail series
Day five of the Mahindra Marazzo Ocean Trail began with us getting on NH16 to Visakhapatnam from Srikakulam. The city of Visakhapatnam is extremely clean and it is certainly a place that you need to spend some time in. The Marine Drive stretch is a great walkway and has places of interest like the Kursura Submarine Museum. The museum is a one-of-a-kind in India and is built inside a decommissioned submarine. Soon after we grabbed ourselves some authentic lip-smacking south Indian breakfast, we set off towards Borra caves.
Read the day four blog of the Mahindra Marazzo Ocean Trail in this link
The drive to Borra caves takes close to three hours. It includes driving through the traffic in Vizag and then the road takes us through a long stretch of twisty bits eventually leading us deep into the Araku valley. The drive to Borra caves was a real examination for the Mahindra Marazzo as it had a good variety of roads and traffic conditions. We can confidently say that the Mahindra Marazzo handled everything fairly easily. Add to that it was great on the corners and Vishal behind the wheel did enjoy the Thrill of Driving on the way up and down Borra caves.
Mahindra Marazzo by one of the oldest caves on the planet
Read the day three blog, Kaithkhola to Puri, here
Discovered in 1807 by a British geologist by the name William King, the Borra caves are estimated to be over 150 million years old and are home to beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
Read the day two blog, Mandarmani to Dhamara, here
After exploring the caves in their entirety, we headed out in the Mahindra Marazzo and were greeted by freshly cooked Bamboo chicken, a local delicacy. Our tummies full, we stayed in Visakhapatnam, our rest stop for the night. Tomorrow we head to Vijayawada and on the way we take in the sights of beautiful Kakinada.
Read the day one blog, Kolkata to Mandarmani, here
Read the test drive review of the Marazzo in this link