Araku Valley is a part of Eastern Ghats which is located near Visakhapatnam. The undulating hills of the Araku valley are home to several species of flora and fauna and also make for an ideal tourist attraction. Borra caves are also a part of ArakuValley. This hill station is perfect for those who seek a discreet stay away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The valley is inhabited by different tribes. The speciality of this hill station is that it is the least polluted and least commercialised hill stations in the entire South India. Araku is also known for its extensive coffee plantation which is famous throughout the world. It is a terrific hill station and must be visited while you are in Vizag.
How to reach Araku Valley?
Araku Valley is easily accessible by road as well as by rail. Araku Valley is located at a distance of 115 kms from Vizag and lies close to the border of Odisha. There are two railway stations in Araku Valley, which fall on the Kothavalasa- Kirandul line.
The best time to visit the Araku Valley
In the month of monsoons, the greenery is at its peak, so you can plan a visit when monsoon strikes. Winters are also a good time to visit the Araku Valley.