Araku Valley is a popular hill station in Visakhapatnam district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, lying around 111 kilometres west of Visakhapatnam city. The magic of the valley could be felt right from the moment when you take the road to Aruku by the dense forests. The hill station is encircled with the dense forests. The peaceful environment of this hill station will undoubtedly assist you to knock your stress. A trail to the Sangda Waterfall is said to be one of the most beautiful trails you will ever meet in your life.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

As pointed above and depending upon individual likings both summers and winters are great for Araku Valley tour, but the same could not be said for winters.

Top Attractions:

  • Tyda Park
  • Borra Caves
  • Anantagiri Hills
  • Katiki Waterfalls
  • Araku Tribal Museum
  • Bheemunipatnam Beach
  • Dumbriguda Waterfalls
  • Chaparai Waterfalls
  • Sangda Waterfalls
  • Padmapuram Botanical Garden

PLACES AROUND ARAKU VALLEY

Padmapuran Botanical Garden – One of the central attraction in this garden is treetop cottages located in the midst of green surroundings area of Araku valley.

Coffee plantations – The very first view that catches the attention of the guest is the tall trees sheltering the smaller shrubs of need, just about sufficient they require. The hanging berries of coffee often magnify the beauty.

Ananthagiri Hills – Anantagiri is a breathtakingly wonderful resort sheltered in the lush undulating ranges of the Eastern Ghats.

Sri Matyalingeshwara Swamy – The temple is dedicated to a local deity who is supposed to have rescued all fishes from a fight between them and Snakes and came to this village named Matyagundam, literally meaning ‘Fish Pool’. The place of worship is thought to be century old.

Sangda Waterfalls – In the Eastern Ghats near the village of Sangda is located a fall which also has got the name of the same village due to the proximity.

Araku Tribal Museum – Information hungry person, can have their fill in places like a museum and tribal museum become a destination to savor with the colourful outfits worn by the tribal locals, their daily tasks in the form of clay work and their art and craft.

Borra Caves – As already mentioned, the caves are a Natural wonder just a few kilometres away showing height and depth at the same time. Locals people have also constructed a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva near the entrance of the cave.

Facts about Araku Valley- Hill Station

State:  Andhra Pradesh

District: Visakhapatnam

Famous as:  Hill Station

Languages: Telugu, Hindi

Best Season: Jun – Feb

Weather: Summer 35-43°C, Winter 15-22°C

Altitude:  911 m

pin code: 531149

STD code: 08936

 

Restaurants in Araku

New spicy restaurant

Star Annapurna Restaurant

Vasundhara Restaurant

 

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