About Amazing cool splendid and adventurous Summer Holiday at Araku Valley – Andhra Pradesh- South India Hill Station

Araku Valley is one of lavish green hill station renowned for grass lands, orchards and singing musical notes of waterfalls and stream. Araku valley is the paradise for the nature lovers.

Most thrilling and exciting experience of Araku tour is the train journey on the one of the highest broad gauge rail line with one of longest bridge for connecting the ends of Kolaba river.

Araku Valley is nature enriched valley  with fascinating landscapes. Araku valley is also ideal to learn about the tribal life of Andhra Pradesh as this  region inhabited by about 19 tribes.

Clubbing the Araku Valley tour with one million years old Bora caves adds charm to summer holiday in Andhra Pradesh India.

Vital Tourist Information : Araku Valley

Location :
Located at road distance of about 120 km from Vishakhapatnam ,

Mountain Range : Eastern Ghat

Altitude : 600 to 900 meters

Near By City : Vishakhapatnam

State : Andhra Pradesh [India]

Region : South India

Famous as / For :
Paradise of Nature Lovers - Mountain Train Journey - Tribal Heritage

Weather & Climate :
Araku Valley have quite pleasant weather and visitor friendly climate.

Temperature :
Though at the summer peak mercury reads quite high [even close to 40°C] but visitors don't feel heat so strongly. Winters are chilly cool with mercury dropping down even low than 15°C.

Tourist Season : Entire Year

Spoken Languages : Telugu - Hindi - English

Souvenir / Shopping :
Tribal Handicrafts are to be purchased as the tour souvenir.

Fair & Festivals :
Itika Pongal : Hunting festival tribal community held in the month of April and famous for centauries old Dimsa and Mayur folk dances.
Visakha Utsav : A celebration of Andhra Pradesh tourism, held annually from third Friday to Sunday of January month.
Chandana Yatra : A religious celebration of Vaishnavite of south India.

Travel Tips :
APTDC package tour includes Tribal dance.
PUNAMI situated AP tourism valley resort offers tourist stay at Araku Valley.
To explore the scenic beauty of Eastern Ghat this is advised that if you are going by train to Arraku valley than should return Vishakhapatnam by road journey.

Must Visit Places : Borra Caves

Tourist Spots/Attraction : Padmapuram Garden & Toy train , Katiki waterfall are the near by tourist attractions of Araku Valley.

Interesting Information :
List of Leading Industries at Vishakhapatnam
Coromandel Fertilizers - Dredging Corporation Of India - Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited - Hindustan Shipyard Limited - Hindustan Zinc Ltd. - LG Polymers - National Thermal Power Corporation - Simhadri Thermal Power Project - Visakhapatnam Port Trust

How To Reach Araku Valley Andhra Pradesh [India]

Basic Travel Info :
Daily bus service between Vishakhapatnam & Araku Valley is operational.
AP tourism offers train journey package for Araku Valley from Vishakhapatnam.

Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Vishakhapatnam Araku train journey takes about four hours. There are trains leaving Vishkhapatnam early in the morning so you can also go for one day Araku Valley tour.

Road Travel / Bus Route :
Bus Journey from Vishkhapatnam to Araku Valley [ road distance a little over 100 KM] also takes about four hours. There are ampule buses are available. You can hire a taxi also for Vishakhapatnam Araku Valley road journey.

Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Vishakhapatnam is the nearest airport for Air travel to Araku Valley.