Visakhapatnam to Araku – ~120KM (3 Hrs)
- Upon arrival in Vizag, our driver will receive you at the Airport or Railway station and you proceed to Araku.
- Enroute visit Tyda village, Coffee plantations, Galikonda view point.
- Check in at the hotel and have lunch.
- later visit Tribal museum and botanical garden.
- Overnight stay at Araku.
Visiting Places Information:
Araku is one of the most important tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh. A pleasant hill station famous for its scenic gardens with lush green nature, valleys, waterfalls and streams. It is situated at a distance of 112 km from Visakhapatnam. The journey to Araku valley on the Eastern Ghats with thick forest on either sides is itself highly interesting and pleasant. The place is over 3200ft. high with a bracing climate. The Botanical Garden at Padmapuram, Government Silk Farm with Mulberry gardens are the live examples to know the socio-economic conditions of the area. Tribal Museum is a big attraction of the Araku. Chaaparai, a picturesque place about 15 km from Araku is another picnic spot in this region. One must experience the climatic conditions and the natural beauty of this Valley. The natural beauty of this valley comes alive with the aboriginal tribes who dwell here and who have to this day kept their tradition and culture alive. About 19 tribes inhabit this area. The Dhimsa dance, an age-old folk dance normally performed during ‘Itikala Pongal’ is now offered in tourist’s packages everyday.
Borra Caves are located about 90 kms. north of Vishakapatnam in the Ananthgiri Hill Ranges of Eastern Ghats of India. It falls in the State of Andhra Pradesh. William King, the British geologist discovered the cave in 1807. It is a naturally formed cave believed to be 150 million years old. The Humic acid in the water reacts with the Calcium Carbonate in the limestone and dissolves the minerals breaking the rock gradually.
- After breakfast check out of the resort and on your way back to Vizag visit Borra caves.
- Later continue the journey towards Vizag and visit Rushikonda beach, Kailashgiri, RK beach, Submarine museum, Visakha museum.
- In the evening you will be dropped back at the railway station or Airport for your return journey.
Visiting Places Information:
Thickly covered with hills and an ideal tourist destination, Rishikonda beach located 13kms from Visakhapatnam is a beautiful scenic, great leisure spot to spend time. The 14th century Sri Sapta Rusheswara Temple surrounded by seven hills is located in Rishikonda. With golden sands and vast stretch of water the lovely rishikonda beach is the best beach in Vizag. For water skiing, sunbathing, wind surfing and swimming and water sports enthusiast, it is an ideal destination
Ramakrishna beach is one of the most prominent beaches on the East Coast. It is the most happening place in Visakhapatnam being one of the crowed pullers in the city. It is commonly called as R K Beach, which derives its name from the Ramakrishna Mission. The important landmarks in this place are Submarine Museum, Visakha Museum, Aquarium, number of road side parks with children play equipments & lawns, War Memorial, statues of eminent personalities and many more are situated in this beach. The aquarium here is a popular attraction for the
Kailasagiri Park located on a picturesque hill is truly an outstanding tourist spot in Visakhapatnam city. Located at an altitude of 130mtrs. this hill park faces the Bay of Bengal. The ranges are appropriately named Kailasagiri owing to the presence of the statue of the celestial couple (Siva-Parvathi statue). The high point also gives a panoramic view of the city & its beaches. There is a well-laid road for motorists and steps for pedestrians. The entire area is illuminated and presents a fantastic sight when viewed in the night from any part of the city.