Sunday, October 4, 2009

Araku Valley

Araku Valley, 115-km away from Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh is near to the Orissa State, border. This area lures people with pleasurable weather, hills and valleys. The natural exquisiteness of this valley comes energetic with its affluent scenery. The neighborhood of the valley is approximately 36-km and the elevation is amid 600 and 900m above the sea level.

Approaching from Vizag, in reality climb is about to 4500 ft and then coming down to 3000 ft at the valley.

The trip to this position on the Ghat road with substantial forests on either side is in itself attention-grabbing and pleasurable. One can have an astonishing trekking trip. 46 tunnels and bridges are going greet the tourists on the way.

The voyage to Araku Valley is the mainly enjoying as the train passes through tunnels, sides of the hills and streams. It is always recommended to go to Araku by train and come back by road. The Ananthagiri hills on the way to Araku Valley are illustrious for coffee plantations.

Borra Caves positioned 29-km from Araku Valley, are one of the renowned nearby tourist attraction.

Padmapuram Gardens: One of the main attraction is tree top cottages located in the middle of green surroundings of Araku valley.

Trival Museum: There is a tribal museum on tribal heritage, living system and culture. One can observe the local tribal dance at if you are on APTDC package tour.

TYDA – An eco-tourism project of Andhra Pradesh Tourism and the nature camp situated at a remoteness of 75 Km from Vizag. It is precise situate for bird watching, rock climbing, trekking and over night stay.

How to Get There:

By Air: The nearest airport is Vishakhapatnam at a distance of 112-km.

By Rail:
Araku has a railhead. (Daily at 7am Kirindole Passanger starts from Visakhapatnam Railway station and Returns in the evening at 4pm from Araku)

By Road: 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.

General Information:

115-km From Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Unique Features:
Tribal Inhabitation

Altitude: 600 To 900m.

For Booking and other Informations:

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
Tourism House,
Hyderabad - 500 063. Andhra Pradesh, India

Phone: +91-40-23262151, +91-40-23262152, +91-40-23262153, +91-40-23262154
Fax: +91-40-23261801

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