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Araku Valley

About Araku Valley

Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 Days

Nearest City: Vizag or Visakhapatnam

Distance From Vizag: 112 Kms

Peak Season: September to May

State: Andhra Pradesh    

Home to amazing beaches, captivating temples, and thrilling hill stations, there is no scarcity for many of explored treasures in South India that portray the ancient traditions, and also abundant cultural heritage. And of all the unexplored as well as untouched areas, Araku Valley in the heart of Andhra Pradesh is undoubtedly a stunner. Yet to be explored out to its fullest capacity, Araku Valley is one of the most spectacular getaways in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

What is special about Araku Valley?

Found at a distance of 26 km from Araku Valley, Ananthagiri is a small hill station that is located between Araku as well as Vizag. Being one of the most lovely and also vital hill stations of Andhra Pradesh, one will find coffee vineyards and also falls which look so beautiful together.

Tourist Places around Araku Valley

Araku is a place to kick back as well as enjoy nature. There is a couple of vacationer spots in Araku and they can be visited in 2 hrs time. If you have time you can proceed up to 15 km to Chaparai to see the water passing over rocky slopes. If you are at Araku after that you should see Borra caverns.

  • Chaparai 15 KM from Araku
  • Padmapuram Garden
  • Tribal museum
  • Movie shooting ( Before Araku)
  • Borra caves 35 KM before Araku
  • Galikondalu viewpoint ( 20 KM before Araku )
Best Time To Visit Araku Valley

I visited this paradise in the month of October which is really perfect for visiting. The peak tourist season below is between September and also May which is also the very best time to go because winter ensures comfy sight-seeing. For those who enjoy activities like caving as well as traveling, stick to wintertime. Believe me, it is a lot more comfortable than you think!

Distances From Major Cities
  • Visakhapatnam – 80 km
  • Hyderabad – 477 km
  • Nagpur – 506 km
  • Kolkata – 742 km
  • Bangalore – 822 km
  • Coimbatore – 1032 km
  • Mumbai – 1058 km
  • Ahmedabad – 1193 km
  • Delhi – 1283 km

Tips For Visiting Araku Valley

  • If you're planning to go to Araku valley, make sure that you confirm your ticket in advance. Despite the innumerable cabs available for the valley, only one train runs from Vishakhapatnam to Araku, which leaves Vishakhapatnam early in the early morning and comes back late in the night. This journey, it goes without saying, is a joy.
  • It is advised that you carry a couple of woolens, an umbrella and a pair of comfortable shoes, the weather keeps changing in the valley.
  • This place has hotels of all kinds for travelers, however, maybe a journey to understanding a new society for you as the locals are mostly tribal.
  • Try to carry your own food if you are a vegetarian.