Check out the new adventure zones in and around Visakhapatnam
Enjoy the sprawling view of the Eastern Ghats over a zipline introduced recently by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation in association with Adventure Zone at Borra Caves. With its lush canopies, it is a haven for those seeking a rush of adrenaline amidst Nature’s embrace.
The 600 metre-long zipline connects Borra Caves to the other side of the hill at Kothaguda village, offering a mesmerising view of the Eastern Ghats. Visitors harness up, soaring through the skies, suspended by cables along their way down as they traverse the scenic landscapes. The rush of wintry breeze and the panoramic vistas combine to create an adrenaline rush.
Ensuring safety remains paramount in the newly-added attraction at Borra Caves, Jestin Joseph of Adventure Zone says: “We have rigorous safety protocols, regular equipment checks and a trained staff of 21 members in place. The load bearing capacity of the main rope is eight tonnes and the breaking load is 13 tonnes. The zipline lanyard has a load bearing capacity of 18 tonnes. We allow up to a body weight of 115 kilograms at the zipline.” The starting point is located at a height of 38 feet above ground level.
The zipline has been set up at a cost of ₹65 lakh with investment from Capt. Richard Borthwick, a partner in Adventure Zone. Jestin, who has been into adventure sports for over two decades, says that the zipline has been drawing over 400 people during the weekends.
Open from 9.30am to 6pm and costs ₹500 per head.
Experience the excitement of riding a basket boat in Vietnamese style at Kambalakonda Eco Tourism Park while soaking in the winter morning sun amid the rolling green hills of the sanctuary.