Araku Valley Tourism
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Araku Valley Tourism

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  • 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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Srinivas Polepalli
  • Srinivas Polepalli
  • Lives in Nidadavole
  • 1 Review

"Perfect for picnic and a very beautiful place" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
We Went to Araku for picnic with friends in semester Holidays. The place was so beautiful to see especially in November and December because it had so greenery that time. My Group went for hiking in waterfalls near Araku. Near Araku a Chapa Rai named waterfall is a good entertaining sight for group to enjoy in water.
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Shameer Chand
  • Shameer Chand
  • Lives in Gudivada
  • 3 Reviews

"Good to enjoy with friends" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
One who loves the nature should visit Araku at least once. Journey to reach Aurku from Vizag is awesome, I preferred on train. Valleys, Caves Greenery makes you feel wonderful. The place is full of natural beauty. The cottages are splendid. Bath in the cold water of the waterfall is unforgettable. The shopping market is not so expensive. But the hotels are expensive.
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Sambit Kumar
  • Sambit Kumar
  • Lives in Balasore
  • 1 Review

"Awesomeness at its pick" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The place is full of natural beauty. The cottages are splendid. Bath in the cold water of the waterfall is unforgettable. The shopping market is not so expensive. But the hotels are expensive. So best to stay at cottage. The best time to visit is October to February. Better travel by train because the train journey is awesome. In short the place is worth to visit.
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Sanjay Jain
  • Sanjay Jain
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 1 Review

"Good place for couple of days"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I visited araku with my wife on 14 feb which was my first anniversary and valentines day. Our journey started from visakhapatnam where we got in train to araku in the morning the train journey was awesome lots of tunnels valley view location was worth travelling in train i opted first class compartment as it was expensive and limited seats so there was less crowd it was the perfect journey we got down on borra guhalu and from

There as planned we went to ananthagiri valley view resort, the was nothing special activities in Resort but it was perfect resort for couples who loves nature and want to spend time with each other we celebrated our valentine and anniversary in the resort. Next day first we headed towards katiki waterfalls as we first visited at morning 10 there was no crowd we joined six college students n headed to waterfall when we reached katiki at 10. 30 there was no crowd there

The water which was sprinkling on our face was just out of the world we were feeling as in heaven. We enjoyed fully for the next one hour then tourist started coming n there it was crowded now n was of no use to stay there more next we visited borra caves it was a huge cave n it was a sweet place dan we visited coffee plantation but it was totally destroyed by hudhud cyclone than we visited galikonda view point it was a awesome place to view dan we headed to araku town there we visited tribal museum it was average than we visited coffee house it was an awesome place it had a coffee museum dan it also had a coffee shop

And it also sold a varieties of coffee powder had good tym in coffee house thus our journey was completed. Overall it was superb.
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Muralidhar Kurmadasu
  • Muralidhar Kurmadasu
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 1 Review

"Araku Valley is best location on Valentines Day"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
One who loves the nature should visit Araku Valley at least once. Journey to reach Aurku from Vizag is an awesome, I preferred on train. Valleys, Caves Greenery makes you wonderful experience. Best please to visit this wonderful destination is February. Burra Caves is must-visit place in this destination. Food, especially non-veg is very good here, one must taste the Bamboo Chicken here. Didn't see much shopping places here. Trekking and visiting botanical garden are memorable events here.
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Jagadish Reddy
  • Jagadish Reddy
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 1 Review

"Overall, a great experience"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was a great experience and looks over commercializing. Place should have been better organized so that the natural beauty is preserved. The roads leading to the place should have sign boards for direction. The most interesting thing I found at Araku Valley was the Coffee house where you have a coffee museum too and one can get some good coffee to drink and tastefully done shop where the history of coffee is displayed. This is located next to the tribal museum and the bus stand.
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Satish Giri
  • Satish Giri
  • Lives in Nuzvid
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  • 4 Reviews

"Chilling Experience at Araku"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Very good destination to take a break through your regular life. You can feel the nature. And enjoy nice atmosphere. You can stay there with your family and friends also. Lot of resorts available there for staying. If you want a different feel then go to tyda resorts. There you can stay in bamboo houses. There you can eat Bamboo chicken also. Go to araku by train. Very nice journey.
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Dariya Vali
  • Dariya Vali
  • 2 Reviews

"Food is a problem there"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2014
First we visited borra caves which were very beautiful to see. After that we covered kalinga water falls. In araku chapare and botanical garden. You can stay in the local villa or in botanical garden itself. You can carry your won food, as the food there will not be good. One more important thing is you have to bother with the phone's signals only BSNL towers will work rest all are won't.
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Sai Kiran
  • Sai Kiran
  • 11 Reviews

"A place where you can find historical caves"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 20, 2014
It s wonderful place. Mountains are nice and the fresh breeze is amazing. The mountains there are naturally beautiful. There are some 1000 years old caves carved back then. This place is best suited for coffee plantation. The nearest airport is vishakhapatnam. Only the train rout passes through the caves. It will be fun if you travel by the train.
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Swaroop Reddy
  • Swaroop Reddy
  • 2 Reviews

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

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2014
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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