Araku Valley Tourism
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Araku Valley Tourism

Araku Valley Info

  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Araku Valley is an extremely scenic hill station in the district of Vishakhapatnam in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Famous for its expanse of coffee plantation, the valley is surrounded by green hills, lush valleys in different shades of green, and forests all around. 

Located in the country’s Eastern Ghats, it is at an average altitude of 911 meters above sea level and is at a distance of 115 km from the city of Vishakhapatnam. The valley is quite close to the Orissa border in the north. 

Things to do in Araku Valley

The natural beauty of the valley is the main attraction of the place and draws tourists from all over the country as well as abroad. The journey to the valley is equally enthralling passing through dense forestry and scenic hills and valleys. At about a distance of 29 km is known for Borra caves, which is famous for its million-year old stalactites and stalagmites. 

The Ananthagiri hills, which is known for its coffee plantation is also on the way to Araku Valley. And not just coffee plantation, the hill is also popular for its forests, lovely orchards and the serene environment. 

The Araku Valley is mainly inhabited by the local tribes.  The Tribal Museum here is a place worth visiting since it houses a range of tribal handicrafts and artefacts of the indigenous tribal lifestyle. 

The valley is perfect for a trekking trip or to just enjoy a relaxed vacation taking in the beautiful view of the landscape around. There are quite a few streams and waterfalls nearby which are visited by tourists and add to the beauty of the place. The Sangda waterfalls is one such beautiful waterfall. 

The valley experiences a moderate climate which is neither too hot nor too cold. During the peak of summer however temperatures does soar, and the humidity also increases. Winter here is quite pleasant with comfortable temperatures and minimal humidity. The best time to visit Araku Valley is during the months of October to March during which time the weather is perfect for trekking and spending the day outdoors exploring the valley.


Travelling to Araku Valley

Araku Valley is connected both by road and rail, but most people prefer using the railways since the ride is considered to be one of the best, passing through a range of tunnels and valleys. The view by the side of the tracks is stunning and allows travellers to get a glimpse of the unexplored sides of the area.

Vishakhapatnam airport serves as the closest airport to Araku Valley at a distance of 115 km. Tourists can hire taxis which cost about Rs 1500 to reach Araku Valley from airport. There are regular buses from Vishakhapatnam to Araku Valley. 

Accommodation options in Araku Valley

There is a wide array of accommodation options in Araku Valley available for tourists depending on their needs and budget.
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Swaroop Reddy
  • Swaroop Reddy
  • 2 Reviews

"Good place to travel during the month of November and December" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
You will have an extraordinary experience and adventure which is extraordinary. For those who like hill climbing, this place will charm you. The nearby waterfall is good and the climate is good too. Nature lovers will like it. Food available there is at a low cost. There are good hotels there to book a stay. Driving hear is a challenge so only efficiency driver should drive. Children would love the destination. Its better to go in Nov - Dec.
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Sai Ram
  • Sai Ram
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"The good destination for family holiday" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Araku is a wonderful place for a family vacation. You get to travel between the mountains by train, which is a very wonderful sight to watch. You get to feel awesome weather on any season. The caves are historic and very colourful because of the lights.You get to see the nature at its best at araku.
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Wasim Haque choudhury
  • Wasim Haque choudhury
  • 15 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"Nature at its best"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The beauty can't be explained in words. It is a hill station and due to its very low population the beauty and freshness of nature can be fully enjoyed. It is a must visit.
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Prem Kumar
  • Prem Kumar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"The mist on the trees is a treat to watch"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Me and my schoolmates went to Araku Valley. There, we enjoyed a lot specially, the bamboo chicken was too good. The weather conditions there, were too good. The valleys there are very deep and it was a nice sight. A nice place to be. In Araku, at morning the mist on the trees is a treat to watch.
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Suman Gonthukupuli
  • Suman Gonthukupuli
  • Lives in Eluru
  • 1 Review

"Amazing hill destination at Andhra Pradesh"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Araku valley is excellent tourist place. It is in District of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state. We have to go by bus or train from visakhapatnam. It has Burra caves. Go and enjoy with your family. In this season, yellow flowers are blooming. They are very popular in that area.
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Suresh kumar Thandavan
  • Suresh kumar Thandavan
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 10 Reviews

"Calm and pleasant place"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The overall experience was very good. The place is calm and pleasant not yet over-exploited. The autos seemed to be reasonable and geared towards tourism. Borra Caves, Botanical Gardens, waterfalls, tribal dance show, Araku Coffee Exhibition are the main places to visit.
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Swathi Reddy
  • Swathi Reddy
  • 3 Reviews

"Nice destination to enjoy with your family"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Totally experience is very nice. Nice mountains and nice water falls we can see and enjoyment in that surroundings is most wonderful experience really. Every one should visit this place at least once in a life time. All of you must carry goggles and jackets for the weather. You should carry a camera for taking beautiful photos with your hubby and family too.
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M Nagesh
  • M Nagesh
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 3 Reviews

"Fully satisfied"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
During the trip of Araku I was so happy to visit all the places through road by my car. I am very thankful to my friends to plan the visit to Araku . The roads are awesome. People should chose the road way to travel.
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Rajiv Sarkar
  • Rajiv Sarkar
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 33 photos
  • 4 Reviews

"A beautiful place with many sightseeing options"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is a memorable trip. You should visit once to enjoy the nature. Its better to book a car from Vizag to Araku. You will get Government Jangle Bell Resort, Bora Cave, coffee plantation and beautiful sights of Araku. You must go for bamboo shoot chicken near Bora Cave and enjoy the taste. If you are interested to stay around valley area then you should go for Anantha Giri Hill Resort. Stay one night at Araku and next day go for Chaparai Waterfall, Araku Botanical Garden and Araku Tribal Museum by the same car. Enjoy the trip. Best season to visit is during September to February.
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Bharath Palla
  • Bharath Palla
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 12 Reviews

"Amazing places and delicious food to make your trip memorable"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I went to Araku Valley along with my friends during this summer. While going in train we saw deep valleys, waterfalls and various herbal trees around Araku. We spent two days on Araku by renting a house. The most amazing thing was the climatic conditions around Araku. The travel was worthy and bongulo chicken was famous dish around its locality. We went to Tribal Museum, Champarai and Borra Caves which were situated near Araku.
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