Araku Valley is a comparatively unexplored hill station mostly visited by locals as a weekend getaway and is situated some 120 kilometres away from Vishakhapatnam. If you’re a tourist looking for exclusivity and tranquillity, Vistadome train leaves Vishakhapatnam at 6.50 AM, making way through 58 tunnels and passing over 84 bridges making way through the breathtaking landscape to reach Araku in approximately in 5 hours, go, catch that!
Located in the gentle hills of Eastern Ghats, Araku Valley is also home to a number of tribes as well. This valley is also home to a few tribal caves and the Museum of Tribal Arts, which are an experience in their own right. This destination is quite famous for its exquisite coffee, whose subtle aroma will have you craving for a cuppa. In addition to being a beautiful vista point, you can also try your hand at a number of adventure sports here, which include trekking and swimming as well. If a holiday to the hills is your call but you think you’ve seen it all, maybe you should to wait till you visit this one.
Attractions: Dhyana Buddha Statue, Amaravati Stupa, Amareswara (Shiva) temple, Archaeological Museum, Banks of Krishna River, etc…
Best Time to visit: October to March.
Peak Season: December to February.
How to Reach
- By Air: Nearest airport is in Vijayawada which is situated at a distance of the 60 km. Which is well connected with major cities of Country via flights.
- By Rail: City has own railway station which receives most of the train from Guntur.
- By Road: The city is well connected to the whole country via road. A national highway pass through this city. There are various state transport and private bus are available on a regular basis to reach here. Tourist also hires vehicle to reach here.