Araku Valley

Araku Valley, located in India’s Eastern Ghats, is renowned for its natural beauty. Lush green forests, beautiful landscapes and stunning waterfalls surround the valley. It’s a visually pleasing destination. Araku Valley’s coffee plantations are famous. Cool climates and fertile soil in the region are ideal for high-quality coffee beans. Visitors to the plantations often learn about coffee production, sample freshly brewed coffee and purchase coffee products. The valley is home to several tribal communities, such as the Dhuruba tribe and the Gond tribe. Visitors can learn about the rich culture of these tribes and their handicrafts and cuisine. Tourists are drawn to these tribes because they can interact with them and learn about their culture.

Things to do in araku valley

Araku Valley Resorts, Hotels, Restaurants

Araku Valley

Resorts & Hotels

You can use website to book hotels in Araku valley, Vanjangi, Lambasingi, and Paderu. These websites offer a wide range of options, from budget to luxury hotels, and you can filter your search based on your preferences.

Araku Valley


Many restaurants serve various Indian dishes, including North Indian, South Indian, and Chinese cuisines. Bamboo chicken is a popular tribal dish in the region. It offers a unique dining experience, and the preparation involves cooking chicken inside bamboo shoots.

Araku Valley


Araku Valley has a variety of adventure activities to offer thrill-seekers. Adventure enthusiasts enjoy exploring the surrounding hills and valleys, hiking along the scenic trails and camping in the middle of nature.

How To Reach Araku Valley

Araku Valley is well-connected with Visakhapatnam via road. If you choose to drive, the journey takes around 3 to 4 hours from Visakhapatnam via the AH45 and Araku Road.
Araku Valley has its own railway station - Araku Railway Station. The most scenic way to reach Araku Valley is via a train journey from Visakhapatnam. The train journey through Eastern Ghats is a wonderful experience with several tunnels and bridges along the route.
Lambasingi train
Train (IRCTC)
The nearest airport to Araku Valley is Visakhapatnam Airport, which is well-connected to major cities across India. The airport is approximately 112 km away from Araku Valley. After arriving at the airport, you can hire a cab or take a bus to reach the valley.

Things to do in Araku Valley 2023

Borra Caves: Borra is one of India’s largest and most stunning caves, boasting spectacular limestone formations, light effects, and unique shades that create an unforgettable experience.

Padmapuram Gardens: Take in the lush greenery of Padmapuram Gardens and relax amid its meticulous maintenance. Featuring colourful flowers and an interactive musical fountain, you will indeed have an enjoyable time here!

Ananthagiri Hills: Take pleasure in a refreshing walk or hike through Ananthagiri’s hills, surrounded by thick forests and coffee plantations, for an enjoyable stroll or hike that will restore both body and mind. Experience its serene atmosphere and breathtaking landscape for an experience you will remember!

Tribal Museum: Explore the culture and traditions of Araku Valley’s local tribes at the Tribal Museum. It displays various artifacts related to tribal lifestyle.

Galikonda Viewpoint stands as the highest point in Araku Valley; from there, you can experience breathtaking panoramic views of its hills and countryside.

Araku Coffe: Araku Valley is famed for its coffee plantations. Explore a coffee estate to gain more insight into how coffee is created, and try freshly-brewed beverages.

Chaparai Water: It’s a Cascade experience of the natural beauty of Chaparai Waterfall with its cascading waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation – perfect for picnics or relaxing.

Katiki Waterfall: Take a trek to Katiki Waterfall and be stunned by its captivating beauty! You may just now have heard about this hidden gem!

Ropeway Ride: Enjoy an exhilarating ropeway ride and gain a panoramic view of the valley below you while admiring its beautiful landscapes.

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