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Araku Valley

Araku Valley
Araku is a famous hill station of AP. It is located at a distance of 120 KM from Visakhapatnam ( Vizag ). It is famous for its scenic beauty. Located on the eastern ghats , it has valley, water falls and streams flowing by the side of the train track and roads. The journey to Araku Valley is the most enjoying as the rail passes through tunnels, hill sides and streams. . It is better to go to Araku by train and return by road.

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 to Chaparai to see the water passing over rocky slopes. If you are at Araku then you must see Borra caves. Film Shooting point at Araku
Best Season to Visit Araku Valley

The season starts after rain with greenery all-around. Best time is Oct to Feb months. However if you are nature lover then you will like the green valley during rainy season.

Padmapuram Garden

One of the main attraction is tree top cottages located in the middle of green surroundings of Araku valley. These tree huts ( hanging cottages ) are ten feet above the ground level and one can experience rare swing along with trees. Huts are attached with toilet and continuous water supply.
Tribal welfare department has one Horticulture nursery cum training center at Padmapuram . It is open from 8 AM to 12.30 PM and again on 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM

There is a toy train in the Padmapuram garden for the tourists.

Coffee House

At the Araku town behind APRTC bus stand there is a coffee House. Here you will get all variety of Coffee. This is more of a museum of coffee plantation and production of India and world. There is a light and sound show on coffee plantation for 15 minutes with an entry fee of Rs 25. Inside you will get history of coffee plantation in Africa, Europe and India.

You can buy chocolates, cakes and different of coffee related products under one roof.

Araku tribal museum There is a tribal museum on tribal heritage, living system and culture.Near the museum boating facility is also available.

Ticket cost is Rs 10/- & Rs 5/- for child

Opening time
8.00 AM to 1.30 PM
2.30 PM to 6.30 PM


There is one more picnic spot called Dumbriguda Waterfalls ( Chaaparai ). This spot is only 15 Kms from Araku.

TYDA An eco-tourism project

This nature camp located at a distance of 75 Km from Vizag ( on the way to Araku valley ) is right place for bird watching, rock climbing, trekking and over night stay.

There is a rail with road journey package available by AP tourism with same day return or with one night stay.

Waterfalls

There are few waterfalls in Araku, Katiki waterfall is near Borra caves. Thatiguda and Chaparai are other waterfalls tourist can enjoy.

Weather in Araku valley

It is cooler than Visakhapatnam but don't expect a hill station climent in summer. Temperature can go upto 42 degree in May month. Winter temperature can come down to 14 15 degree. Normal rain you can expect at Araku and the area gets hit by cyclonic storm of Bay of Bengal during the month of October - November

Araku STD code: 08936
Araku Market area during rainy season
How to reach Araku

Beyond Araku towards Padwa Jeypore ( Odisha State )

You can travel for 45 minutes on Jeypore road to reach Padwa. This area is famous for Lake and natural beauty. You can further travel to Duduma waterfall.

Araku Railway station ( CODE : ARK )

Railway station is located at center of the town. Most of the resorts are available within 2 to 3 KM distance from railway station. Visakhapatnam Kirandul passenger reaches in morning 10.40 while travelling from Visakhapatnam to Kirandul.

58501 VSKP to KRDL : 10.40 Arrival - 10.45 Departure
58502 KRDL to VSKP : 14.50 Arrival - 14.55 Departure

Araku Railway station inquiry phone number is : 08936249632

Retiring room is available at Araku Railway station. Charges for each room of 3 bed capacity for 12 hours is Rs 165/- . Dormitory of 7 beds capacity is available at a cost of Rs 40 per bed.

There is a holiday home available for railway employees.

Number of User Comments : 66


subas chandra bishwal

24-01-2009

Visiting araku is avery nice Experience.it was wounderfull bora cave padam puram botanical garden very nice. and thank to andhra turism for such Rail Bus turist pakage
thank you
reyaz

03-08-2009

I want the package from Hyderabad to Vizag/Araku valey
satyanarayana

14-08-2009

please send details of araku valley from kakinada.
traveller

08-09-2009

Can you tell me about the araku rail-cum-road package from vizag with 1 night stay
tourist

10-09-2009

will u please send me a whole package of araku rail cum road for 2days and 1 night with accomidation rates and all other detaails per persom
sandip dutta

04-12-2009

Pls,send me the detailes about the rail cum road package from vizag for 1 day & the detailes of expenditures.
How i booked from warangal???
Lakshmi

22-12-2009

Myself and my husband went for honeymoon for vizag from there to ARAKU.we went in train while in train one can see the wantastic views of those trees and ups and downs.this was a wantastic experience for us that we never forget.People are very kind and it was a nice experience.Maily tribal museum and their products are simply super
Dnyaneshwar Somase

02-01-2010

Araku Valley traveeling was nice experince. It is very beautiful place of nature scene. We enjoyed a lot. Borra Caves are really fanstatic creation. We suggest, everybody should visit this location to enjoy the natural enjoyment, which you can\'t get city side area.
Bye, Have nice enjoyment and fun for visiting this location......
Goodluck
Rajkumar

09-03-2010

Hello all,
Time to visit araku : sep to feb is the best time
Packages : AP tourism packages are there,includes accomadation.
From : Visakhapatnam arnd 120 kms,we have a passenger train the morning
Bus facility is available,but better to go by both the transport services so that can cover all the things.
No ned to think of for money.. everything will be as per ur budget
A. Mallikajrun

30-07-2010

Its good place and like to go once in a year.

We can enjoy the place with friends or with family.

Regards

A.Mallikarjun
Hyderabad
suryaprakash

30-07-2010

Visiting araku is a very nice Experience.it was wounder full, bora cave, Caves are really fanstatic creation. We suggest, everybody should visit this location to enjoy the natural enjoyment, which you can\'t get city side area.Myself and my husband went for honeymoon for vizag from there to ARAKU.we went in train while in train one can see the wantastic views of those trees and ups and downs.this was a wantastic experience for us that we never forget.
gagan anand

10-10-2010

I want the package from Hyderabad to Vizag/Araku valey
sandhya

22-10-2010

i want to know the package of araku valley tour from hyderabad for a family for 2 days and one night
Vamsindu

28-10-2010

I went to ARAKU with my partner and enjoyed there. Specially I enjoyed Road journey from ARUKU to BORRA CAVES. It is a very good experience. I would to say thanks to my lover to show the beautiful nature place

Regards
Fullmoon143
Vamsindu

28-10-2010

I went to ARAKU with my partner and enjoyed there. Special I enjoyed Road journey from ARUKU to BOORA CAVES. It is very good experience. I would like to say thanks to my lover for showing the beautiful nature place
Sapparapu Srinivasulu

29-10-2010

Hello hai i am srinivas from prakasam dist , i am going to araku valley with my best friend Bhavani laxmi , we are enjoyed with each other and jolly , we get feel happy every much and happy
veeru

02-03-2011

that is a good place for relaxiation from stress ..
taht is a natural place to avoid tense and stress..
Ravi

08-03-2011

I want the package from Hyderabad to Vizag/Araku valey
Saran

13-03-2011

Hi,

I want to know the PACKAGE from Chennai to Araku Valley.

Thanks in advance,
Saran
Udaykiran

01-04-2011

I want package From bangalore to Vizag /Araku valley
Mir

04-05-2011

i want to the package from kakinada to Araku vallley and also chennai to Araku valley
Mukesh dua

10-05-2011

Hi to all, i was a student of ASR Public school Araku Valley, as a hosteller for 3 years 2002 batch, one must visit araku with his/her spouse to enjoy the natural beauty you wud ever found... can contact me ne tym 4 sum details 09905513344. presently m in jamshedpur, jharkhand.
KBK RAJU

18-05-2011

hai I want to know the PACKAGE from Hyderabad to Araku Valley.

Thanks in advance
ramakrishna

20-05-2011

Pls,send me the detailes about the rail cum road package from vizag for 1 day & the detailes of expenditures.
How i booked from Guntur???
raj

31-05-2011

I want the package from visakhapatnam to Araku valey for 2days. dates are 5th june & 6th june 2011.
madhu

24-06-2011

hi...
i want some information regarding vizag-araku one night and two days rail and road package.!!
we are coming 10 members together.! what are the accomadation rates ?
n.sravani

28-07-2011

it is awesome experience having there with my family.i was so excited
Manu

15-09-2011

I want araku trains timings from vizag............
uppi

15-09-2011

Can you tell me about the araku rail-cum-road package from Hyderabad with 2 night stay
Ganesh Vemula

17-09-2011

hi...
i want some information from mumbai to araku package.. which location will be there at araku... me and my friends are do planing in araku for 3 days so i want a package, stay, places....
nitin

28-09-2011

can u tell me about the araku rail cum road from bangalore with in one nite stay
Sanjay Banerjee

30-09-2011

I want to visit in vizag plz tell me details about the tour
Sreekanth

03-10-2011

Can you tell me about the araku rail-cum-road package from Hyderabad with 2 night stay
sree

03-10-2011

03-10-2011
Pls,send me the details about the rail cum road package from vizag for 1 day & 2days the details of expenditures.
How i booked from kakinada
chandra.s.bangera

04-10-2011

hi
i want some information from samalkota to araku package. which location will be there at araku.
please give me detiles 30 member expenditure
SUDIPTA BHADRA

06-11-2011

araku is a very nice place for tourist. anybody can spent the time here.
vinay

07-11-2011

can i get the pakages of aaraku trip for 3 days
vinay

07-11-2011

can i get the details of aaraku valley for 2 people for 3 days ,,stating frm hyderabad,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,train way road way
Vijay

07-11-2011

i want some information regarding vizag -> araku one night and two days rail and road package.!! what are the accommodation rates ?
SUDIPTA BHADRA

09-11-2011

araku is one of the place where i want to go again and again. already i have gone there 2 times. first, in 1997 and last in oct 2011. very nice place. from vizag to araku in train journey into the tunnels, the experience was superb.
Ramana

14-11-2011

I want packages from vizag to araku(3days)
Rajesh

22-11-2011

Hi i want details from samarlakotha to araku train
karthik

24-11-2011

Hi viewers ! I enjoyed a lot when I went to a trip arakku. Iam from eluru and most wonderful journey is
the train journey from visakhapatnam to arakku.I have ever seen such a beautiful journey . Here in arakku the hills and climate are completely different to that of vizag. Every citizen must have and visit such kind of environment especially students . Don't miss a chance you have trip to arakku .In arakku there are several waterfalls,
borra caves and museum and several gardens,shooting spots, a beautiful looking railway station and especially arakku valley. I have visit these in my summer holidays because cold climate in arakku avoids all our sorrows and
other bad feeling lead in summer. Don't miss it
jyothi

24-11-2011

HI, Hello pls can u tell me the accomodation in Araku , how much does it cost.
ram

26-11-2011

Hi in araku there are many hotels are available and they will charge Rs700 to Rs1000 for 24hr.
rohit

11-12-2011

i need tour package cost from vijayawada to araku for 7 days with all site seeing and accomodation
abhishek bhattacharjee

21-12-2011

hello to all......!!! have spent my childhood in vizag and tatz y have been to araku valley quite a few times......it's an absolutely fab place to ejoy to the zenith.......itz a gr8 place for students especially as there u will have da time to enjoi da scenic beauty and also will have the chance to booze as per ur capacity...lol...honestly u all shud' visit dis scenic wonder once folks....
love
abhishek
VamsiKrishna

26-12-2011

I went to Araku Many Times as I have Studied My M.C.A in Vishakhapatnam.And I have Enjoyed alot there with my friends.It is so nice to feel the nature especially Road and Track View.And My It is the place there my Lover Was Lived for 5 years over there when she is in Schooling.That is one of the reason I Likes the Araku.
kavya

07-01-2012

araku vally is the nice experiance i enjoyed a lot
Sheetal

15-02-2012

Recently i traveled on steep, switch-back ghat roads to the Araku Valley in Bollywood-blasting Jeeps, stopping for monkey pictures along the way...Araku Valley looks breathtakingly beautiful, carpeted in lush, vibrant foliage.Also a visit to Borra caves in Araku Valley is a wonderful experience especially for their exhibition of amazing shapes naturally sculptured by stalactites and stalagmites formations. ...i totally enjoyed my trip.
latha

06-03-2012

hi i want to go to araku from vijayawada.is it fine to go in the month of march.pls send me the route, how to reach araku and sight seeing places around there.
Jeffery Daniel

31-03-2012

Our family had been to Araku valley during the last vacation and I must say we really enjoyed nature at its best. I hope that the calm serenity of this place is not disturbed with commercialization.
T K Mukhopadhyay

11-05-2012

I want to know the package cost for araku valley from Kolkata. We the three members family
Vinod

11-07-2012

Hey with out any tourism packages what is best way to reach Araku once enter into vizag, car or Train, hotels to stay for night accomidation, Places near to araku, please guide the new vistior of ur experience, do's and dont's
mrinal das

31-07-2012

I want to visit in vizag,araku-valley(Borra Caves), Simhachalam, jagdalpur,chitrakot falls etc trip for 2couple for 7 days.pl z tell me details about the tour
nandini

01-09-2012

please give me the details of places to be seen within 3 days and also the details of trains from hyderabad to araku.
murali

16-11-2012

aruku is wonderful seanires in November and December months because cool climet in that months.in that time yellow flowers present and smoke is present,recorded the low temperature in that days.
jaishree

30-11-2012

from our school kvig we are going on a trip to Visakhapatnam and araku valley very much excited to see tat place...............
Rohan kumar

22-02-2013

Araku is a very awesome place....every couple should have to go their.... hotel saroj is the best hotel for couples .... jagdish yadav uncle thank u so much...
Araku Valley

24-04-2014

Araku trip will be memorable trip to everybody who is going to visit it. Not only for the couples, everybody enjoys it a lot. We can't describe the joy of experience in words...
KRANTHI

01-06-2014

HI HOW TO GO ARAKU VALLEY FRM HYD ...........PLZ SEND INFORMATION...........

THANKS

Hussain

20-07-2014

Hi how to go araku valley from vijayawada to and package details please. .......
ANJALI

31-10-2014

ARAKU VALLEY IS NICE TOURIST PLACE.FULL ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN AND ROCKY AREA,I HAVE GOT CHANCE IN ROCK CLIMBING.ITS VERY ADVENTUROUS.NICE TO VISIT AGAIN.
prompttravel

04-12-2014

We cant Explain the joy Experience in words..
Md Ekramul Haque

03-06-2015

I wants to visit Araku in the month of October. Is this safe time?
smo

17-06-2015

There is no unsafe time for Araku, In October more tourist rush will be more.

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