Araku Valley

araku flowers

Araku, calm and cool tour place in Andhra Pradesh with pleasant climate. At a height of about 1150 m above sea level, located on the Eastern Ghats and the region endowed with intermittent waterfalls and streams. Araku Valley is one of the most visited tourist destination in Andhra.

Tribal Museumaraku tribal museumHabitat Museum show cases the culture and the life style of the region.Araku_Tribal_Dancers

Padmapuram Gardenaraku PADMAPURAM_GARDENS is an Orchard with numerous plants and trees is a popular spot.

Chaparaiaraku chaparai waterfall_0is a scenic place located 15 km from Araku. It is a feather in the Araku Valley’s crown where water passes over rocky slopes.

Borra Caves:araku Borra-Caves-2One could see the nature’s chiseling skill. Million year old Stalactite and Stalagmite formations with the help of water and Calcium carbonate make the cave most attractive. The Gostani River flows near caves.

Ananthagiriaraku-valley-is another small hill station located near Araku Valley.

Coffee: Araku is famous for coffee plantations. India’s first tribal growers organic coffee brand,  Araku Emerald, is famous around the world.

Avoid summer visit, temperature could reach upto 40 degree centigrade.

How to Reach Araku: Araku Valley Station falls under Visakhapatnam-Kirandul section and is almost 115 km from visakhapatnam. One train operates in a day in this section from visakhaptnam in the morning. Kirandul passenger departs at 6.50 am  and reaches Araku at around 10.45 am. Train journey is a pleasing experience to the traveller, as it passes through several deep valleys, hill sides and 58 tunnels and over 84 bridges.

Other option is one could get down at Borraguhalu station, later proceed to Araku by road. Train reaches at around 9.30 am to Borraguhalu (Caves).

 

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