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Tirthankar Bagchi
  • Tirthankar Bagchi
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 13 photos
  • 6 Reviews

"Tyda"

  • Posted 3 years ago
If you are an ardent admirer of nature in its basics, if you would love to enjoy an experience in the jungle trails, if you are passionate about enjoying the serene and sombre silence of nature in forest tracks punctuated by the occasional sound of falling leaves, chirping birds and rare species of reptiles moving around in their natural habitat then Tyda is a must visit destination for you. It is about 75 kms from Vizag via Simhachalam on way to Araku valley. The Jungle Bells Nature camp at Tyda is an eco-tourism spot in the lap of mother nature and the Loghuts and cottages are the perfect places to spend a night or two.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are not too many options for you to satisfy your cullinary instincts. However the Restaurant at Jungle Bells , Tyda amidst the serene silence of nature with occassional intruders such as the red-faced monkeys and small reptilians peeping at you from a safe distance has really a great ambience. The food served is pallatable though not of the highest standards.
A visit to the Borra Caves and Ananthagiri Falls are a must to be in your agenda but that can be done on your way to the Araku Valley.
A nature camp and shopping centres do not go hand in hand. However, if you have interest in pottery and craft-work, a visit to the the tribal potter\'s village 8 kms from Araku valley will satisfy your need.

Activities & things to do: Enjoying nature in its mystic serenity and exotic solitude is the only activity you can have there. Forest trekking and bird watching are other activities that might interest you. If you chance to drop in at Tyda at the weekend, you might get to enjoy the Dhimsa Dance by the local tribal dancers amidst the sombre ambience of nature in the eco camp.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: As for me, I drove all the way from Kolkata to Vishakhapattanam and from there via Simhachalam-Araku Road to Tyda (75kms from Vizag) on way to Araku Valley which is another 40 kms off Tyda. Alternatively you can avail the rail route from Vizag to Araku which has a stoppage at Tyda. One way by the rail route through the numerous tunnels through the mountains of the Eastern Ghats will really be an exciting experience....the reverse route could be by road.
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Srikanth Kishore
  • Srikanth Kishore
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Scenaric point"

  • Posted 3 years ago
Place is very well situated. Nice place for taking relax

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Can shop for Coffee Powder while traveling by road side between Araku and Borra. There was many coffee plantations.

Activities & things to do: NA

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: If you have any plan to see Araku in one day and return on same day mean. Then Travel from Vizag through bus. Train will be very late and it took 6 hrs from Vizag to Araku. If two days plan then can travel by Araku
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Shankar Rao
  • Shankar Rao
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Thane
  • 7 photos
  • 3 Reviews

"Araku Valley - Ooty of Andhra Pradesh"

  • Posted 3 years ago
The best

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: A lot of sightseeing locations. Very few shopping options. Reasonably good Andhra food. A bit difficult to find North Indian food.

Activities & things to do: One can hire a peddle cycle and explore by himself, there are so many locations to explore for trekking enthusiasts.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Best way to go is by train, which will make a memorable trip. While returning one can come by bus route. Take warm clothing in rainy & winter seasons, as temperature could fall around 10-15 degrees.
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Bhavani Rajshekar
  • Bhavani Rajshekar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews

"cool and scenic destination for nature lovers"

  • Posted 4 years ago
Araku valley is the best place, this is a hill station, About 135kms from Vizag(Vishakapatnam).It has been a wonderfull place for people who like to enjoy in between the hills,forests,beaufull roads,water falls, cottages in forest and beautifull sceneries. Best place & climate for nature lovers.

However the town still has several hidden spots that make it worth a visit in the monsoon and winter months.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Avoid all the standard tourist options, namely the local dam,on weekends, especially in the monsoons, they will be filled with drunkards, pan-spitting men etc.

Recommended are the Falls,lakes,sceneries,gardens,tribal people dance,tribal life style,coffee/tea plantation,jack fruit & mango trees and ancient caves, all within a short drive and trek away. Apart from cheesy food and over-priced shopping ,Araku is most famous for its 'coffee, south indian tasty food, and handy crafts and things made by tribals' . Strongly recommend that you pick some up, that is if you can decide from the endless choices that are available.

Activities & things to do: Trekking, camping, waterfall rappelling, caving, Mountain train, Adventurous nature camp in wooden cottages between the forest, Shopping,Tribal dance in the evenings etc.

The Resort people will help you organize these.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Araku valley is about 135 kms from Vishakapatnam(Vizag) and can be reached by a smooth ride from Vizag in approximately 3 hours. There are frequent state and private buses that ply between the cities and it takes 5 hours to climb the mountain by train to Araku valley as it goes slow to enjoy tunnels.

Try to travel during October to February. Will be foggy and misty will be realistic.
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Bharath D
  • Bharath D
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"wonderful place to go in winter"

  • Posted 4 years ago
Lovely place which i love to go every year. climate is very cool in December. Good place for nature lovers.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Best place for sight seeing and when it comes to shopping you don't find any stuff worth except handicrafts made by tyda.

Activities & things to do: You can do anything as long as you don't disturb anyone.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Train to Vizag.... bike riders... the best ghat road you can find to enjoy bike ride(i prefer)
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