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6 best places to visit in Araku Valley

Have you been to Araku Valley before? I wonder if most of us even do not hear the name. You know, Araku Valley is located in the southern state, of Andhra Pradesh. This valley is the heart of Andhra Pradesh or the Ooty of Andhra Pradesh, now can think how beautiful it is. This is the place where you immerse in nature, you will forget yourself there and this will give you a mesmerizing feeling. If you are a true nature lover then you shall not miss this place at any cost. This place will give you paradise and something that you have never witnessed in your life. Let’s take out some time to explore the Araku Valley.

Araku Valley
Araku Valley

What time should we visit Araku Valley?

Tourists mostly like to visit winter time for good views and sightseeing. The month of December to February is the best time to visit and witness the stunning and amazing views at frozen temperatures.

What activities we can do in Araku Valley?

Activities like trekking, hiking, and caving you can do there. Well from the month of September to November, the valley gives you pleasant vibes, hence a good time to visit the valley.

How to reach?

The nearest place or location is Vizag. First, you need to reach the Vizag then Araku valley. The distance from Vizag to Mandi is just 2.8km, so one can drive for around 111 kilometers on Visakhapatnam Road to reach the destination. The road connectivity is good, so, you can book a taxi or travel on a bus to reach the valley.

Where to go in Araku Valley?

Now we reached the destination but the most important question is, now what? Where to go? If you are traveling for the first time then keep the guide with you, if you do not know anything about the places. Let me brief you on the places where you can visit and explore during your visit to Araku Valley. Here are some places where you can visit.

Chaparai falls

Chaparai falls
Chaparai falls

Chaparai falls- one of the most beautiful falls in Andhra Pradesh. It is also known as the Dumbriguda Falls. The fall is surrounded by green lush forests. It is situated at a distance of 5 km distance from the valley, it is an ideal place to visit with family, friends, and loved ones, and even can do a solo trip to make the day memorable. The Chaparai falls is one of the best places to visit in Araku and is located on the way to Araku Valley in Dumbriguda mandalam. The time you can visit there is between 8 am to 6 pm with a ticket price of Rs. 10.

Ananthagiri Hills

Ananthagiri Hills
Ananthagiri Hills

Ananthagiri Hills- this is might be possible that you heard of the Ananthagiri hills but not Araku Valley. There is a small hill station between Araku and Vizag and this is Arunachal Pradesh’s most important hill station. The perfect combination of coffee plantations and waterfalls will amaze you, you can witness this beautiful combination. This stunning and admirable site is quite impressive and attractive for Araku valley tourism. This is situated in the southern state of Telangana. The place is free of cost so you can visit it during the daytime.

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Borra Caves

Borra Caves
Borra Caves

Borra Caves– you know, these caves are the biggest in the country. You should not miss this place when you are in Vizag. Borra caves are considered one of the best tourist place experience to enjoy. These caves are made of karstic limestone. The place will provide you with the natural beauty of the sky, a view that you will never forget. You can visit the caves between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm during the daytime and the ticket price is Rs. 40 for adults, Rs. 30 for kids, and an additional Rs. 25 for the camera.

Do you know why these caves are famous? These are the biggest caves in the country which formed millions of years ago. The caves are located at a height of 1400 meters above sea level. Inside the caves, there are intriguing shapes and constructions including the Shiva-Parvati, Mother-Child, Rishi’s beard, crocodile, human brain, temple, mushrooms, and church.

Padmapuram Botanical Garden

Padmapuram Botanical Garden
Padmapuram Botanical Garden

Padmapuram Botanical Garden- this Botanical Garden is famous for its flora and fauna. This is one of the most important parts of the Araku Valley. There are some rare flower species, trees, and tree huts available over here. Interestingly, during World War II, the garden once was the place where soldiers got their food supplies but then later it was converted into a beautiful botanical garden which is a part of Telangana tourism.

Padmapuram Botanical Garden is located in the Padmapuram village, ITDA Padre of Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh. Visiting hours are between 8:30 am to 6 pm with the ticket price of Rs.40 for adults and Rs.20 for kids.

Kotpally Reservoir

Kotpally Reservoir
Kotpally Reservoir

Kotpally Reservoir- this place is located south of Anantagiri hills, which is around 12km from the giant Nandi on the hillocks. This reservoir has converted into a popular tourist spot after kayaking was introduced. A single-seater is rented for Rs 200 and a double-seater for Rs 300 for a 30-minute ride.

Araku Tribal Museum

Araku Tribal Museum
Araku Tribal Museum

Araku Tribal Museum- if you know more about the cultures and traditions, then this place is quite good for you to know more about and satisfy your curiosity. The Araku Tribal Museum is considered among the most popular tourist spots. The place is all about Araku Valley’s lifestyle and culture where you can get to know about its history. The place is situated in Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh. The time you can visit is between 9 am to 7 pm and the ticket price is Rs, 40 for adults, and Rs. 20 for kids. The museum is known for its interesting collections and significant artifacts.

This is all about the Araku Valley places where you can go during your visit. So what are you waiting for? Just plan your journey, pack your bags and start exploring. Thank you and stay tuned for more updates and articles.

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