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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Rambabu Kaidupalli

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  • Rambabu Kaidupalli
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  • 2 Reviews
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"Araku valley train journey through 40 tunnels!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
I travel Araku with my friends during in the month October,, from Visakhapatnam to Araku valley only one train is there.. This is started morning 6 am at the Visakhapatnam, it is an amazing experience to everyone, the train passes through nearly 40 tunnels, all the people are enjoyed, in this journey we also seen 2 small water falls, with so many bridges. I think capturing the images better than, view with our's eyes, i. E beauty of Araku train journey, it is very low cost. I think nearly 50 ruppes for 2's reservation, from Vizag to araku. So try to once travel in the train. To go Araku. You definitely feeling good, I will promise to you.
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Vicky Vikram

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  • 3 Reviews
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"Funtastic trip to Araku Valley" new review

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Its very fantastic trip near Aruku valley. We had lot of fun little scary moments every time should be careful in water fall Katiki and in borra caves, Katiki forest trekking need to pay some amount extra to guide, he guided well. He will take us some special places in side Borra Caves.
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Satish Syamala

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  • Satish Syamala
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 1 Review
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"Good destination to enjoy!" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Very good to enjoy with friends, Katiki is awesome and WAS very cold. Chaparai is like heaven but you should should be careful as floating water can drag you from top as it was little slippery. Burra caves are awesome and remember first visit Araku and then visit Borra caves. Don't miss bamboo chicken it was too good.
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Pradeep Roxzz

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  • Pradeep Roxzz
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 1 Review
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"Romantic place to go!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It an awesome place that I never visited. Its a nice place to go with family, friends and couples all can enjoy their holidays. Amazing water falls flow there. It very nice place to enjoy like Goa. There are two waterfalls and Burra caves and a museum its a very good place.
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Munilkumar Lambada

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  • Munilkumar Lambada
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"One of the gods gift hidden there" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I spend my summer holidays there with my family. Aruku is the place for peace and pleasant climate. Burrah caves are one of the best caves in the world located there. Water falls view is amazing. The route we traveled was interesting and fantastic. Mountain views and greenery with full of forests was beautiful.
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Raghav Munigala

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  • Raghav Munigala
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Awesome trip to Araku!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was superb place. We enjoyed a lot over there. I will never forget that place it was amazing. We enjoyed a lot at water falls. Chaparai water fall is amazing I think its best and the valley was superb. The food was excellent. Bamboo chicken it was super.
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Satish M

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Fading greenery but still a beauty !" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We visited in January and took the train which was crowded to enjoy the journey, which is famous for the valley view and tunnels but found that lack of good rains took the sheen away. Moreover, November is the best time to visit not January. Once you reach Valley there's isn't much to do but that's a boon to many.
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Mr ranjith km

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  • Mr ranjith km
  • 4 Reviews
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"Good to be here" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
It was really a good trip with my friends. Better to go with group of friends. We covered Borracaves, Aaraku, Chaparai Waterfalls, Museum, Botanical Garden, Other near places. In return. The trip is more interesting, and hill driving is soo good, the cooling is soo good I enjoyed it very much but the cooling is only in night & early in the morning.
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Suprabha Pradhan

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  • Suprabha Pradhan
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
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  • 3 Reviews
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"Need to develop" new review

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Araku is a hill station nearly 100km away from Visakhapatnam. Best time to visit is during Nov to Jan. I liked the valleys, yellow fields, pine jungles and coffee plantations. But they need to develop the tourist places and make them more attractive. The food was the worst part of our trip and not to forget the chocolates and brownies at coffeehouse were yummy. You can also try bamboo chicken.
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Mamidi Srikanth

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"A nice visit to Araku Valley"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's a great place for enjoying with the partner and friends and family. Hear there is a lot of adventure places to visit. Chaaparai is a place of water falls for enjoy. Matyagundam is place of fishes with a grate story of god's.
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