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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Bharath Nalla
  • Bharath Nalla
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews

"Thrilling experience" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Today
Araku is situated around few km from Visakhaatnam. It was full of valleys and a good experience while travelling in train. Cost of living at Araku is nominal when compared to other tourist places. Government has provided haritha resorts at nominal cost. Attractions to visit are chaprai, tribal museum and borra caves.. The climate is very cool and very suitable for couple.
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Veerender reddy
  • Veerender reddy
  • Lives in Banda
  • 3 Reviews

"We enjoyed the scenery and the weather" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was a nice trip and we enjoyed a lot. We enjoyed the scenery and the weather. We spend two days in Araku and then come to Anathagiri hill resorts and went to borra caves with another couple from Karimnagar and stay one day at Anathagiri and come to Vizag.
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Jayeker
  • Jayeker
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews

"Overall, it was a nice trip" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
My trip to Araku valley is good but actual greenery was missing as we went in the month of March. Best time to visit Araku is from September to December. Padmapuram gardens is disappointing as it was completely destroyed because of Hudud. Tribal museum & borra caves is good.
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Jagan Singampalli
  • Jagan Singampalli
  • Lives in Vizianagaram
  • 1 Review

"Seasonal destination" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The greenery of the valley is superb. Nice place to spend some time in the valley. We're here in January, well fallen snow in the morning. Good to see temperature down under 10c. Water falls are very impressive and had a bath under the falls. Borra caves and some hill stations are superb.
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Roopesh Sabbisetti
  • Roopesh Sabbisetti
  • 3 Reviews

"A cool place" new review

  • 4/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
It is very very cool and pleasant place for all type of categories like students, friends and family. We must go to this place at winter season because the climate is so pretty that I just cannot explain the experience in words. A dictionary of words may not be enough to explain it.
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Raviteja Nune
  • Raviteja Nune
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews

"One of the best place to visit in Andhra" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
One of the best place in Andhra. A must visit for nature lovers. Best time to visit is September-November. Temperature in December and January will be extremely low. Staying in tree houses is a great experience. Foodies can try Bamboo chicken and Mud chicken.
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Ravi Krishna
  • Ravi Krishna
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 Reviews

"Perfect holiday destination in Winter" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
If you want to plan a tour with a small budget and enjoy to the full then Araku Valley is the best place. Araku looks beautiful when they grow those yellow flowers (August to November). Don't miss the early morning walks and fire camps at nights. You will surely enjoy whether it is with your family or friends.
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Srinivas Polepalli
  • Srinivas Polepalli
  • Lives in Nidadavole
  • 1 Review

"Perfect for picnic and a very beautiful place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month 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"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month 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"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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