Araku Valley Tourism

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Beautiful waterfalls

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Chaparai Waterfalls

Tapopriya Dutta
26th Oct 17

Great Waterfalls

Great Waterfalls  Video Review

Chaparai Waterfalls

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23rd Oct 17

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Araku Tribal Museum

3rd Mar 17

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Reasons to go to Araku Valley

1Andhra Pradesh, Araku Valley
Andhra Pradesh, Araku Valley

HolidayIQ reviewer Ashish says, "Travellers who visit Visakhapatnam must visit Araku valley. The hill station is a must visit for its breathtaking views which can't be expressed in words."

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2Greenery By The Sea - Andhra Pradesh
Greenery By The Sea -  Andhra Pradesh

HolidayIQ Traveller K K Sahu shares, "Do you want to spend some quality time in peace from the hustle-bustle of a city and don't want to visit a overcrowded hill station. You have a place called Araku Valley. Looking for activities then you rather give it a miss. For a person like me it's WOW, for its serenity, peace, greenery and other every thing a person needs to spend in quality time in peace. Do visit in the early morning the local market place. It's really magnificent. Don't expect any extraordinary things there but vegetable, fruits and daily chores being sold. It is really relaxing from the sophisticated malls and super markets. There is also an tribal museum, which is must visit. Also on the way you can see the coffee plantations."


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3And It Will Get The Best Out Of You
And It Will Get The Best Out Of You

Some people like to wear what they usually can’t wear, some people go fully berserk and some of them like to do something that scares the sh*t out of them. Why do we all these things? because these things get the best out of things.

HolidayIQ Traveller Satish Giri shares about Katiki Waterfalls, Araku Valley, "Very thrilling experience to visit there, you can feel like you are in a deep forest. You need to walk 2km up hill to reach the water falls. Water feels like fridge water, they are that much cool and sweet."


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4Natural beauty and experts at mountain life – The Savaras of Araku
Natural beauty and experts at mountain life – The Savaras of Araku

Araku valley is a land of pristine montain forests, caves and waterfalls. This region has also been home to the ancient Savara Tribe. Known for their woman centric social ways, these people are experts at navigating the challenges presented by living in remote mountain conditions. They are hard working and mainly subist on terraced fields they tend to in this beautiful valley.

Reddy: Excellent location for holiday stay, movie shoots. Borra caves, Tribal museum, Ananthagiri hills are the other ones to watch out for.


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5Let's head to the lovely terrains of the Araku Valley
Let's head to the lovely terrains of the Araku Valley

The area is home to isolated tribal communities and known for its tasty organic coffee and lovely green countryside. Things to do: Enroute visit Borra Caves, Galikonda view point and Coffee plantations. Reach Araku Valley and visit the tribal Museum.

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Reviews (211)

Bharat doshi

Bharat doshi5.0/5

1 review

Araku Valley

Excellent. Food and Shopping: We are pure vegetarian but don't know whether kitchen were separate or not. But we eat there and breakfasts was good. Highlight of the trip: Gotta caves

Vivanshu Singh

Vivanshu Singh5.0/5

20 reviews

Araku valley ride

We are four friends in this journey to araku valley. Hills is surrounded with deep woods and moist air feels like heaven. We buy original honey and eat famous bamboo chicken. Best restort available there like "holiday home" where we see jungle dance and many more

Araku Valley Overview

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 ValleyThere is a wide array of accommodation options in Araku Valley available for tourists depending on their needs and budget.

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Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

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Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

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View of the hills
Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

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Subarna Das

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