Vizag - Araku valley tourist information

04 February 2014
Araku Valley is one of the most important tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh. A pleasant hill station famous for its scenic gardens with lush green nature, valleys, waterfalls and streams. It is situated at a distance of 112 km from Vizag. The journey to Araku valley on the Eastern Ghats with thick forest on either sides is itself highly interesting and pleasant. The place is over 3200ft. high with a bracing climate. The Botanical Garden at Padmapuram, Government Silk Farm with Mulberry gardens are the live examples to know the socio-economic conditions of the area. Tribal Museum is a big attraction of the Araku. Chaaparai, a picturesque place about 15 km from Araku is another picnic spot in this region. One must experience the climatic conditions and the natural beauty of this Valley. The natural beauty of this valley comes alive with the aboriginal tribes who dwell here and who have to this day kept their tradition and culture alive. About 19 tribes inhabit this area. The Dhimsa dance, an age-old folk dance normally performed during 'Itikala Pongal' is now offered in tourist's packages everyday.

The Anantagiri and Sunkarimetta Reserved Forest which are part of Araku Valley, are rich in biodiversity. This valley is surrounded by mountains like Galikonda, Raktakonda, Sunkarimetta and Chitamogondi. Galikonda hill rising to a height of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) is one of the highest in Andhra Pradesh. The average rainfall is 1700 mm, bulk of which is received during June–October.

Tourist Places around Araku Valley

Araku is a place to relax and enjoy nature. There are few tourist spots in Araku and they can be visited in two hours time. If you have time you can go ahead upto 15 KM toChaparai to see the water passing over rocky slopes. If you are at Araku then you must see Borra caves. Chaparai 15 KM from Araku
  • Padmapuram Garden
  • Tribal museum
  • Movie shooting ( Before Araku)
  • Borra caves 35 KM before Araku
  • Galikondalu view point ( 20 KM before Araku )
  • Coffee plantation ( on the way to Araku)
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Araku valley,Araku valley wallpapers,vizag Araku valley,vizag Araku photos

Araku valley,Araku valley wallpapers,vizag Araku valley,vizag Araku photos

Araku valley,Araku valley wallpapers,vizag Araku valley,vizag Araku photos
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