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 Visakhapatnam. 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.
Araku Valley is located near to Visakhapatnam city of Andhra Pradesh state, Inida - 531151.
Araku is around 120 km distant from Visakhapatnam (Vizag) city, connected by road and train
Good option is AP tourism's Haritha resorts. There are many other hotels available.
September to November to see beautiful yellow flowers.
Junk jewellery, handicrafts, old antiques, beautiful silk and cotton weaves. Don't forget to take some coffee back.
Itika Pongal - the famous hunting festival for tribals in April.
Drivers may demand high price for the trasport to Chaparai, but do not pay because it is only 15kms from Araku