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Araku Valley: A Hidden Gem in Andhra Pradesh

Araku Valley is a hidden gem in Andhra Pradesh that is well worth a visit. The valley is located in the Eastern Ghats and is home to lush green forests, waterfalls, and tribal villages. Araku Valley is also home to the Araku Valley Railway, which is a narrow-gauge railway that winds its way through the mountains.

Araku Valley is a great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Andhra Pradesh. There are many things to do in the valley, such as hiking, trekking, camping, and bird watching. You can also visit the tribal villages and learn about the culture and traditions of the local people. Araku Valley is a popular tourist destination located in the Eastern Ghats of India. It is known for its coffee plantations, waterfalls, and scenic beauty. The valley is surrounded by lush green forests, hills, and streams. The view is breathtaking, and the fresh air is something that you will cherish for a long time.

During my trip to Araku Valley, I visited the Padmapuram Botanical Garden, which is a beautiful garden that has various species of plants and trees. The coffee museum at Araku Valley was also an exciting place to visit, where I learned about the history and cultivation of coffee in the region.

Apart from these, there are numerous other places to visit in and around Araku Valley. The Borra Caves, Tyda Nature Camp, and the Katiki Waterfalls are some of the popular tourist spots that one can visit.

Here are some of the things you can do in Araku Valley:

  •  Hike to the top of Nandi Hills for stunning views of the valley.
  •  Visit the Borra Caves, which are home to some of the largest stalagmites and stalactites in India.
  •  Take a dip in the natural hot springs at Borra.
  •  Visit the tribal villages and learn about the culture and traditions of the local people.
  •  Go on a bird-watching safari in the forests of Araku Valley.
  •  Enjoy the local cuisine, which is a mix of Indian and tribal flavours.

Araku Valley is a beautiful and unique place that is well worth a visit. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway, then Araku Valley is the perfect destination for you.

How to Get to Araku Valley

Araku Valley is located about 111 kilometres west of Visakhapatnam. The best way to get to Araku Valley is by car or bus. There are also a few trains that stop in Araku Valley, but the train journey is long and winding. There is also a special Vistadome train which goes through Araku Valley and is famous among tourists, as tourists are able to get a good glimpse of the journey to Araku Valley through the large window glasses of the train.

Araku Valley


Araku Valley View

Where to Stay in Araku Valley

There are a few hotels and guesthouses in Araku Valley. The best place to stay depends on your budget and preferences. If you are looking for a budget-friendly option, there are a few basic guesthouses in the town of Araku. If you are looking for a more luxurious experience, there are a few hotels located in the hills overlooking the valley.

What to Eat in Araku Valley

The food in Araku Valley is a mix of Indian and tribal flavours. There are a few restaurants in the town of Araku that serve traditional Indian cuisine. There are also a few tribal restaurants that serve local dishes.

Things to Do in Araku Valley

There are many things to do in Araku Valley, such as:

  •  Hiking
  •  Trekking
  •  Camping
  •  Bird watching
  •  Visiting the tribal villages (Tribal Museum)
  •  Visiting the Borra Caves
  •  Taking a dip in the natural hot springs
  •  Enjoying the local cuisine
  • Waterfalls

Araku Valley is a beautiful and unique place that is well worth a visit. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway, then Araku Valley is the perfect destination for you. In conclusion, Araku Valley is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and travel enthusiasts. It is a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and get away from the hustle-bustle of city life. I highly recommend visiting this beautiful place, and I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Araku Valley Ghat Road


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