Araku Valley Hill Station Tourism

Araku valley is a petite and immaculate hill station that is situated near the city of Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The hill station is popular for its relatively intact exquisiteness and the verdant green environs. The forests adjoining the hill station are a good place for a day trip and for those who have a passion for adventure sports including rock climbing and trekking. The place is situated near the Orissa border and is set between thriving green hills and has wonderful scenery. With each passing day, the Araku Valley is becoming the focus among tourists travelling in Andra Pradesh.

The climate is very pleasing here all round the year and can be visited even in the winter season. Araku Valley is well-known for the different kind of plantations in the region. Araku Valley coffee plantations produce good quality coffee which is are exported to different parts of the world.

Araku travel guide is a good way to know more about the place. The road to Araku Valley is through winding roads and Ghats and there are numerous hair pins and precipitous slopes. While going through the valley, one can notice the thick vegetation which makes for a very pictorial drive. There are various tunnels and bridges that fall en route.

Best time to visit Araku                                                                                                                   

Summer season in Araku
The summer season is usually warm and the temperature generally ranges between 18 and 28 degrees Celsius. The average temperature in this season ranges around 24 degree Celsius. Cool breeze from the mountains make the environment very pleasant.

Monsoon season in Araku
From June to October is the monsoon season. Araku gets extensive rainfall in monsoon. Since, the Bay of Bengal is situated close, the place experiences heavy rainfall. Due to extensive rain, landslides are very common in the region.

Winter season in Araku
December to February is the winter season and the temperature during these months drop down to five degrees Celsius. January is the coldest month of the year and it is the best time to visit Araku.

Tourist Places around Araku Valley- NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:                                                  

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 toChaparai to see the water passing over rocky slopes. If you are at Araku then you must see Borra caves. Chaparai 15 KM from Araku


How to reach Araku                                                                                                                       

Araku by Air
The nearest airport to Araku valley is located in the city of Vishakhapatnam which is 115 km away. From this airport many flights run on a regular basis connecting it to different parts of the country.

Araku by railways
There are two railway stations that solve the question of how to reach Araku by rail. Both are situated on the east coast line from Vishakhapatnam within the Araku valley. This is the most reasonable mode of transportation to reach the place.

Araku by road
From Vishakhapatnam (125 km), one can get buses to reach Araku Valley. Both private as well as state buses and cabs are found from here that charge a very less amount.