Araku Valley India
Araku Valley is a mandal located in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh state, India. Apart from this, Araku Valley is having an important place in the minds of tourists. This Vishakhapatnam is considered to be the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh and is sometimes known as the Vaishakhapuram. People of Andhra Pradesh are familiar with this fact. Each and every person who visited Araku Valley during their trip to Andhra Pradesh never forgets the experience they received. I know after reading this article, those who haven't visited Araku Valley will be searching for the best time to visit Araku Valley. I have mentioned that Araku Valley is a tourist place. But if we say it more correctly we should mention that Araku Valley is a hill station with an amazing nature and thick forests surrounded all over. Araku Valley is not only a hill station or a tourist place, but it is also famous for its coffee plantations. So by knowing the curiosity of the readers to know more about Araku Valley, I am going into the details of this famous hill station without wasting my time. Perhaps Araku Valley may be your next tourist destination in Andhra Pradesh.
Araku valley Andhra Pradesh
When we say the correct location of Araku Valley, it should be noted that this tourist place is located at a distance of 116km from Visakhapatnam. When you get a chance to visit Araku Valley, remember that it won't waste your time or money. The reason is simple. The hills, valleys, tribal museum and pleasant weather of Araku Valley attract tourists from different parts of India as well as the world to enjoy their trip. When considering this Araku Valley as a mandal, it should be noted that there are 14 panchayats including Chompi, Iragai, Gannela, Baski, Bondam, Chinna Labudu, Lotheru, Siragam, Sunkarametta, Padmapuram, Pedda Labudu, Kotha Bhalluguda, Madagada and Madala respectively.
It's interesting to note that the scenic beauty of Araku Valley was hosted in Tollywood films like Katha and Happy Days. From Visakhapatnam, one can reach Araku Valley by means of rail or road. But majority of the people prefer railways as they can enjoy the trip. If anyone wishes to have a trekking trip, don't miss any chance you get to visit this Araku Valley as it will provide you a wonderful trekking trip. Another important fact you must remember about Araku Valley, the famous hill station of Andhra Pradesh is regarding its location on the Eastern Ghats of our India. The tribal museum located in this valley will help you to understand the historic culture as well as customs of that valley. The best time to visit Araku Valley is November-January as one can enjoy the climate as well as trip. The nearest airport to Araku Valley is the Visakhapatnam airport located at a distance of 112km from Araku Valley.
Araku Valley hotels / resorts
Accomodation facilities are having prior importance when we plan a trip. We will look for good hotels/resorts but an important fact is that it should be affordable to us. For those who are planning a trip to Araku Valley, I am providing some important information of the famous hotels/resorts.
Punnami Yatri Niwas
Punnami Yatri Niwas is a hotel located at the entrance of Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh. Tourists will be provided sight-seeing packages by this hotel and remember that other facilities include travel desk, doctor on call, car rental, swimming pool, conference hall, internet facility, travel desk, laundry service, in-house restaurant and many more. Among the 58 rooms in Punnami Yatri Niwas, 20 are non-AC suites, 20 are AC suites and 18 Deluxe Non-AC rooms respectively.
Punnami Hill Resort
The Punnami Hill Resort is located very close to the APSRTC complex in Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh state, India. The facilities provided by Punnami Hill Resort includes sight-seeing packages to the tourists, doctor on call, travel desk, car rental, car parking, laundry service and many more. I forgot to inform you that Visakhapatnam airport is very close to Punnami Yatri Niwas and Punnami Hill Resort and is located at a distance of 120km and Araku railway station is the closest railway station at a distance of 3km. Among the 75 rooms of this resort, there are 3 AC suites, 4 deluxe non AC, 22 standard AC rooms, 28 deluxe AC, 8 standard non AC, 10 craft village etc.
Jungle Bells Nature Camp
As the name indicates, this is a real nature experience provided to the tourists on the way to Araku at Tyda and these huts are built in very interior of the tress. Even though there are modern facilities like AC and TV, sometimes you have to use a candle also. Among the 18 cottages there are 4 non AC wooden log huts, 4 AC wooden cottages, 2 new bridge cottages, 2 new wooden cottages and 2 Igloo cottages respectively.
Mayuri Hill Resort
The Mayuri Hill Resort is a beautiful resort located in Araku Valley. One can easily reach there from the Visakhapatnam airport located at a distance of 120km or from the Araku railway station located at a distance of 2km.
Green Valley Hotel
If you are looking for the location of Green Valley Hotel in Araku Valley, remember that it is located opposite to MRO office on APR Collage Road. It should be noted that there are 24 rooms in this hotel but 5 are AC rooms and 19 non-AC rooms. The Araku Valley bus station is located at a distance of ½ km from this hotel.
Padmapuram Hanging Cottages
I think when you hear the name Padmapuram Hanging Cottages; you are more excited to know more about it. These cottages, built 10 feet above the ground level is major attraction in Araku Valley located in Andhra Pradesh state of India. These hanging tree top cottages are located at a distance of 3km from Araku Valley railway station.
For queries regarding Araku Valley tourism, contact:
Central reservation manager,
Central reservation office, No 46A, RTC Complex,
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh,
Mobile: 9848023948 / 9848007022 / 9848185775