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Araku Valley

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Address: | Retiring room at Visakhapatnm, Visakhapatnam, India
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Araku valley is a hill station which is around 110 km from Vizag. You can reach there either by a train, bus or you can go there by your own vehicle also. It is a very nice place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Akash A
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly, it is very far away from the city and easily takes 3-4 hours to reach. The views aren't as 'breathtaking' as some people have mentioned. I have seen much better valleys in India. The worst part was the littering that we saw throughout the trip on the roadside. The tourism department seriously needs to look into this.

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Thank Ankita S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice APTDC HARITHAHOTEL @ Araku Valley with nice view of the valley, rooms are nice. Restaurant average with very limited menu.

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Thank ritamk2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Araku valley is a hill station which is around 110 km from Vizag. You can reach there either by a train, bus or you can go there by your own vehicle also. It is a very nice place to visit, gives you beautiful scenic views. It is a valley in the eastern ghats inhabited by different tribes. You can also... More 

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Thank Akash A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i went by road. a pleasant drive but i m sure the trip by train would be more beautiful especially in the monsoons. the place is just about okay. nothing much to write home about. coonoor, ooty , munnar are more beautiful. but once youve gone there , a visit to the coffee museum and the tribal museum are in... More 

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Thank Tushar B
Erode, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was heartening to see that the government has taken steps to attract tourists with coffee museum and tribal museum. Good effort. Apart from that nothing exciting. A valley..yes. but not with a great view unless you stay away from the town. We had booked a hotel to stay for 1night but decided to head back to vizag.

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Thank savvy222
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Araku Valley is one of the main attractions if you are visiting Vizag. Keep one full day for the day trip to Araku Valley in an old fashioned way of Road Trip by Andhra Govt buses. Preferable time will be mild weather as the buses are non-AC. The trip take full day starting early morning around 7.30 till late evening.... More 

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1 Thank Raj S
Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited araku in dec'16, the peak season for winter coldness. This place started amazing everyone with the rail route it has with many tunnels . we started from vizag at 7 in the morning in train from vizag railway station. we reached araku valley around 12. Places to see in araku : Burra caves, Thatiguda waterfalls, Chaparai .

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3 Thank sravan_thati
Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best season is sure the period between Nov-Jan. This time chose road journey and after Sringavarapu kota( S Kota), the Ghat section starts. Me and my wife ( i am a senior citizen and she --just a matter of three years) set off to this exciting journey on a cab. On way, had breakfast at an eatery NEAR TAGARAPU VALASA,... More 

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Thank pala M
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place but involves lots of travelling. You can get down at either arruku valley or near borra caves station. get private vehicle, they take a group of 9 to 10 at once for visit.You can visit waterfalls, coffee park sceneries from the top.

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Visakhapatnam, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice View and Good Location For Tours and Enjoying the Life in Aruku good for healyh because no Pollution

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