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'' Araku Valley ranks among the well known hill stations in India. Located at an altitude of around 1300 meters, the hill station is a part of the state of Andhra Pradesh and is visited by hundreds of tourists. The place is known for its beautiful mountains, dazzling rivers and streams and scenic beauty.
There are plenty of tourist attractions in the place which are known for their scenic beauty and idyllic charm. The coffee plantations make the place more attractive. Tourists can also embark on excursions to the Sangda waterfalls and the Borra Caves. ''

Araku valley is a petite and immaculate hill station that is situated near the city of Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The hill station is popular for its relatively intact exquisiteness and the verdant green environs. The forests adjoining the hill station are a good place for a day trip and for those who have a passion for adventure sports including rock climbing and trekking.

The place is situated near the Orissa border and is set between thriving green hills and has wonderful scenery. With each passing day, the Araku Valley is becoming the focus among tourists travelling in Andra Pradesh.


As pointed above and depending upon personal likings both summers and winters are great for Araku Valley travel but the same could not be said for winters.


Padmapuran Botanical Garden - One of the main attraction is tree top cottages located in the middle of green surroundings of Araku valley.

Coffee plantations - The very first scenery that catches the attention of the visitor is the tall trees sheltering the smaller shrubs of need, just about enough they need. The beauty is oft enhanced by the hanging berries of coffee.

Ananthagiri Hills - Anantagiri is a breathtakingly beautiful resort sheltered in the lush undulating ranges of the Eastern Ghats.

Sri Matyalingeshwara Swamy - The temple is dedicated to local deity who is believed to have rescued all fishes from a fight between them and Snakes and came to this village called Matyagundam, literally meaning ‘Fish Pool’. The place of worship is considered to be century old.

Sangda Waterfalls - In Eastern Ghats near the village of Sangda is located a fall which also has got the name of the same village due to the proximity.

Araku Tribal Museum - Information hungry people can have their fill in places like Museum and tribal museum become a destination to savor with the colorful outfits worn by tribal locals, their daily chores in the form of clay work and their art and craft.

Borra Caves - As already hinted, the caves are a Natural wonder just few kilometers away revealing height and depth at the same time. Locals have also made a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva near the entrance of the cave.


Summers are most visited season of the region when the range of temperature stays somewhere between 18° to 28° C, while winters see a dip to 5° C requiring a protective cover in case a visit is made during that time. Monsoons from June to October are quite heavy due to the Bay of Bengal, so much so that they can result in to landslides causing travel as well as normal routine inconvenience.


Air: Nearest Airport is Vishakhapatnam from where curvy roads to Araku Valley can be relied on.

Rail: Araku Valley has two railway stations that are on Eastern coastal line. It is a great way to journey to the valley, as the views from rail are quite enchanting passing through bridges and tunnels.

Road: From Vizag the route is quite clear for a road travel. Those coming from everywhere else, they generally have to reach Vizag to reach to Araku Valley.

Fast Facts about Araku Valley

State:  Andhra Pradesh

District: Visakhapatnam

Famous for/as:  Hill Station

Languages: Telugu, Hindi

Best Season: Jun - Feb

Weather: Summer 35-43°C, Winter 15-22°C

Altitude:  911 m

Pincode: 531149

STD code: 08936

Distance Charts to Araku Valley

Road Map
Visakhapatnam to Araku
116 KM
Bangalore to Araku
1084 KM
Chennai to Araku
880 KM
New Delhi to Araku
1708 KM
Kolkata to Araku
916 KM


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