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Araku Valley

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Address: | Retiring room at Visakhapatnm, Visakhapatnam, India
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Quiet and Quaint

Araku is a popular hill town (no, don't compare it with Darjeeling, Kodaikanal or Shimla!!) almost out of nowhere! The best way to travel to this place is to take the slow... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have seen many such hilly terrain. It was a great ride. Road is sooo good! But nothing beyond that. If you have prior experience of hilly ride, this is just an average place. However, enroute to Araku is where Borra Caves is. That's a must see. So you cannot avoid Araku.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Araku is a popular hill town (no, don't compare it with Darjeeling, Kodaikanal or Shimla!!) almost out of nowhere! The best way to travel to this place is to take the slow passenger train from Vizag in the early morning. If it is the busy tourist season, the train is likely to be filled with tourists from Bengal, some young... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I cant explain view of cage in words. Specially lighting of cage. Ram mandir also at the end of cage. They charge 60 INR for one person,50 INR for video camera and 25 INR for mobile.

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Thank Deepak S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best way to enjoy a week-end. This valley consists 80% of all medicinal value trees. Burra Caves, Chapa-Rai, etc places are must-see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's 2-3 hrs drive out of Vizag, winding roads & greenery takes you to this little know hill station. Catch some good valley & hill views, do a trip to Borra caves, put your feet up & enjoy the good weather.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we stayed at the Haritha Hill Resort of APTDC at Araku Valley for two nights. And it was a memorable experience which I would cherish for long. Nested within the hills of Eastern Ghats inhabited by different tribes, the stay was calm and serene. The resort as well as the surrounding was like a picture post card. Though there is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is very nice with good scenic beauty. Particularly in summer season good outing on weekends. Nice to see government interest in the area development.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

U shud visit this place in Dec or Jan only then u can enjoy the climate at this time room rents are high so please be prepared for 3000 per room on this months u just have to go here for enjoying the climate u don't have any activities here

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good scenic views. Too hot during days to be called a hill station. May be in evenings its a bit cold. Nothing much to see around but its a valley in a village.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

drove our XUV500 vehicle from Vizag, took almost 2 &1/2 hrs to reach the place , very scenic , road is also manageable not much hair pin bend on the road

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