Araku Valley Hill Station
Araku Valley is am amazingly picturesque Hill station in the region of Visakhapatnam in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The excellence of this spot reflects from its rich scene. A perfect destination for nature lovers, Araku is well known for its coffee ranch throughout the world and attracts the visitors on the route to this serene hill station through the meandering tunnels, breezy bridges, beautiful orchards and wavy waterfall.
Activities: Trekking, Rock climbing, Visiting Tribal Museums and Wild life viewing.
Best Places To Visit:
Borra Caves: Borra Caves, likewise called as Borra Guhalu in the local dialect, are located in Araku Valley and form a part of the Ananthagiri Hills. Said to be over 150 years of age, Borra caves are the natural caves, that are said to have started from the Gosthani river, which flows through these caves. Stunning hilly territory, wonderful scene, semi-evergreen wet deciduous woods, and wild fauna of the range presents an extremely amazing visual experience to eyes.
Coffee Plantations: Araku is prominent for its renowned coffee ranches. In the early 2007, natural coffee brand was introduced in the Araku Valley. The premium coffee brand “Araku Emerland” of Araku Valley is popular all over the globe. The picturesque view that gets the attention of the visitors is the tall trees shielding the littler bushes of need. The beauty of the area is enhanched by the hanging berries of espresso.
Padmapuram Garden: Built in 1942 on a 26-acers of land, Padmapuram Garden has one of the fundamental fascination that is tree top bungalows situated amidst green surroundings of Araku valley. These tree huts ( hanging houses ) are ten feet over the ground level. The fascination of the Garden catches the attractions of the guests towards its plantations, uncommon types of blossoms and trees, tree houses and stone figures.
Tribal Museum: The Araku Tribal Museum is situated in the close proximity to Padmapura Botanical Gardens in the heart of Araku Valley. The museum reflect the way of life and societies of the tribal groups indigenous toward the Eastern Ghats.
Sangda Waterfalls: Sangda Falls has got the name from the close-by village Sangda situated in the eastern Ghat. Sangda waterfalls form the part of Araku Valley and is an extremely prevalent visitor destination because of its delightful surroundings and impressive regions.
Some other great attractions here include: Tyda Village and Park, Dumbriguda Fall, Bheemunipatnam Beach, Matsyagundam and Kaitiki Falls.
Best Season to Visit: March to April