Araku Valley


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Araku Valley Overview

Ranked 6 of 46 sightseeing in Visakhapatnam

Araku Valley is located at an average altitude ranging between 600 m and 900 m above the sea level. Spreading over an area of 36 km, the valley is situated on Eastern Ghats and offers beautiful views of valley, waterfalls and streams.

The pleasant weather and beautiful hills and valleys make the place ideal for its natural beauty and coffee plantations. Housing more than 17 tribal societies, Dhimsa dance with colourful costumes is the main attraction of the region depicting rich culture and tradition. Itika Pongal is the famous festival celebrated in the region with fervour.

Other major attractions of the area include Padmapuram Gardens, Paderu, Sangda Falls, Rishikonda Beach and Matsyagundam. Apart from this, tourists can visit the Araku Tribal Museum for having a glimpse of tribal lifestyle and can purchase articles related to tribal handicrafts.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Rudra Sinha

Rudra Sinha4.3/5

1 review

Araku is truly amazing

Araku Valley is a must see while you visit vizag. The valley is folded with true nature. The people there along with the cold weather made memories which I will relish for lifetime! It would be great if one can combine lambasingi with the Araku trip. The roads and mountains are something which will give you a real taste of hill station. Please make an arrangement for a stay in any of the resorts in Araku and feel the charm at night.

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My best time

I have visited araku valley last month. Its one of my best time because I have spent a very close relation with nature. The nature what you see is different from city to the araku valley. You cane see and sense the true color of nature there. I prefer araku, in andhra pradesh is the one of the best heritage places that we have to see and protect.
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Satyabrat mahali

Satyabrat mahali4.3/5

3 reviews

Awesome unexplored hill station

Araku Valley is a Hill station in Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is a very good hill station surrounded by happy valley coffee plantation.One can enjoy a natural and refreshing magnificent view of hills with sip of coffee.

Gonupalli sai suneel chand

Gonupalli sai suneel chand4.3/5

6 reviews

Beautiful journey to Araku Valley

We went for a leisure road trip from Nellore to araku valley. Since its a long journey we stayed in vizag for a day for local sightseeing. Next day morning we started journey to araku valley 115 km from vizag. Ghat section starting after s. Kota. We went during pongal holidays so the climate is beautiful. Took 3hrs drive from vizag. The road has some blind curves so you got to be very careful. If you are a non veg lover, you will love the bamboo chicken offered on the roadside near coffee plantations. Climate is very cold. We stayed in AP tourism hotel( mayuri haritha resort). Private hotel options are limited and not good. You can book online. People come from vizag for weekends so weekend stays are bit costly than normal days. Visit coffee museum which offers over 30 different coffees. Being a coffee lover we spent over evenings there thoroughly enjoying the coffee while my kid enjoyed different playing activities in there. Places to visit .. Padmapuram gardens. Nice place. Borra caves is a must visit place. But you have to be there by 9am since you need to wait for entry tickets. It almost took one hour for me to get the tickets. Borra caves are almost 35km away from vizag. So you can plan to visit caves and nearby waterfalls and return to Vizag.

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Saket xxx

Saket xxx4.6/5

11 reviews

Place to stay for a night

Definitely go there & if have time then should stay. While going go in train & return by bus.APSRTC has good package.Don't forget to taste bamboo chicken.In package food is ok.

Mr. sandeep kumar mandal

Mr. sandeep kumar mandal4.6/5

4 reviews

Awesome holiday

Full value for money, you can hangout with friends or group but never travel alone you must carry cameras it contains nice valley with finest climate, you will definitely enjoy.



5 reviews

It's good if you go in winter

There's a package available by the AP tourism dept. It's worth buying. They'll take you via train and make you visit different place via bus. It's good if you go in winter. You'll find the waterfalls.

Rakesh Ippili

Rakesh Ippili5.0/5

4 reviews

A beautiful hill station

This is an ideal weekend getaway. Beautiful Hill station and Valley surrounded by lush green forests and mountains. This has a Train as well and the ride uphill on the train is spectacular. Nice cottages and decent food. Bamboo chicken is a must try over here.

Rajesh ..

Rajesh ..5.0/5

2 reviews

Must watch

A worth watch for nature lovers. Aaraku is known for its beauty and these caves are definitely worth visiting. Dont miss it if you are a true nature lover. Also visit the waterfalls nearby. Its very near to Visakhapatnam. The best way to visit aaraku is through train. It will be an awesome experience.

Ashwini Dabbe

Ashwini Dabbe5.0/5

24 reviews

Ooty of Andhra Pradesh!!

Araku is about 115 kms away from Vizag coast. It's the only Hill station near by Vizag. The green hills of Araku, embedded with rock. Gives you a different experience of hills. The temperature decreases as we climb up and reach Araku village. You can find Harita resorts in the village where accommodation is decent and reasonable. There is nothing much in village except the Tribal museum. But the way leading to Araku from Vizag is amazing. It's the best getaway from hot Vizag.

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