Araku Valley, 115-km from
district of Andhra
Pradesh is close to the
State, border. This place lures people with pleasant weather, hills and
valleys. The natural beauty of this valley comes alive with its rich
landscape. The area of the valley is roughly 36-km and the altitude is
between 600 and 900m above the sea level.
The journey to this place on the Ghat road with thick forests on either side is in itself interesting and pleasant. One can have a wonderful trekking trip. 46 tunnels and bridges will greet you on the way. The Ananthagiri hills on the way to Araku Valley are famous for coffee plantations. Borra Caves located 29-km from Araku Valley, are one of the famous nearby tourist attraction.
A Tribal Galore
Tribes inhabit the entire area and there are around 19 tribes. Tribal people who abound with their own folklore and traditions enhance the beauty of this valley. Tribal lifestyle expresses itself in various artistic creations like folk costumes and art literally differing from tribe to tribe. Dhimsa dance is a unique feature of the tribes of Araku Valley.
The beautiful Araku Valley, with its bracing climate, orchards and the Anantagiri Ghats, which present an enchanting view to the visitors, is attracting tourists not only from all parts of India but also from abroad as there are good communication and halting facilities.
Air: The nearest airport is
at a distance of 112-km.
Rail: Araku has a railhead.
Road: Bus service is available from Vishakhapatnam. A.P Tourism also conducts excursion trip from Vishakhapatnam everyday.
Cottages & Guesthouses
Cottages and R & B guesthouse
A.P Tourism's Mayuri complex.
Araku - Borra Caves (One day conducted
Timings: 7.00 am To 9.00 pm
Places Covered: Tyada Railway Tunnel, Damuku View Point, Borra Caves, Ananthagiri Coffee Plantation, Padmapuram Gardens and Araku Valley.