Araku Valley Tour, 115-km from Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh is close to the Orissa 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 holiday 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.
How To Get There
The nearest airport is Vishakhapatnam at a distance of 112-km.
Araku has a railhead.
Bus service is available from Vishakhapatnam. A.P Tourism also conducts excursion trip from Vishakhapatnam everyday.
Places To Stay
Cottages & Guesthouses
Cottages and R & B guesthouse
A.P Tourism's Mayuri complex.
115-km From Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
600 To 900m
Prime Attractions of Visakhapatnam
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Borra is an agency village lying in the Ananthagiri hills in the southeast corner of Srungavarapukota Taluk at a distance of about 43-km from Srungavarapukota.
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RamaKrishna Beach & Lawson`s Bay
One of the loveliest beaches on the East Coast, the Ramakrishna beach is a favourite resort for tourists visiting Vishakhapatnam.
Just 8-km from Vishakhapatnam is the Rishikonda Beach, a golden, unspoilt beach, washed by the sun-warmed sea.
Visakha Utsav is organised by A.P. Tourism every year from the third Friday to Sunday of January i.e. for three days in Vishakhapatnam. It's the festival special for 'Vizagites', in the cold month of January.