Places To Visit in Araku
Araku Top Places List and description
Katiki Waterfalls Araku Valley
Katiki Waterfalls is named after Katiki, the place where it is located. The waterfall is about 50 ft high and lies around 4 km away from Borra Caves. Katiki Waterfalls originate from the Gosthani River and contains greenery and clear water in its vicinity.
Considered as the most beautiful waterfalls of Araku Valley, the surroundings of this waterfall is very popular for trekking activities. At the foot of the waterfall, there is a pool formation. During the summer season, Katiki Waterfalls, however, remain dry.
Ananthagiri Hills Araku Valley
Ananthagiri Hills, most popularly known for their coffee plantation, located at a distance of 6 km from Vikarabad, these hills are surrounded by the ranges of the Eastern Ghats
Located at an elevation of 1168 meters along with coffee plantation, these hills contain mango groves and beautiful waterfalls that flow into the Valley.
Ananthagiri hills can be reached via both road and rail. The closest railhead to these hills is 3 km away in Srikakulam state buses are also available, in order to reach these hills.
Dumbriguda Waterfalls Araku
Dumbriguda water falls is located about 15 km from Araku valley, on the way to Paderu. Its endless streams that cut across big rock formation of Araku Valley.
Falling from an elevation of about 3215 ft the waterfalls are one of the preferred location for Telugu Filmmakers. The beauty of the waterfalls is enhanced by the presence of silver wood trees in the vicinity.
Public transportation options like buses are available from Araku bus station in order to reach this attraction. tourists can also hire private transport to visit this waterfalls.
Chaparai Waterfalls Araku
Chaparai waterfalls, located about 16 km away from Araku and local jeeps are available for travel from resorts and entry tickets is just 10/-
Chaparani waterfalls so beautifully and safe for the photo shoot its awesome place. Araku to Chaparai route is a beautiful journey.
Araku Tribal Museum
Araku Tribal Museum is situated on Araku Road in the heart of Araku Valley. Located in the vicinity of Padmapuram Botanical Gardens, the museum offers a glance at the lifestyle and cultures of the tribal communities indigenous to the Eastern Ghat.Araku Tribal Museum is built with Mud and Clay
- Paddle boating available for Rs 20 per head
- Arrow shooting RS 15 for 5 arrows.
Note: pets not allowed
Tyda park Araku Valley
Tyda park is an upcoming environment-friendly project, which is situated about 75 km from Visakhapatnam in Araku Valley. Tyda is well – equipped with services for camping, trekking and birdwatching. tourists can lodge in log huts and tent, which are built in the tribal surrounding within the park. Naturalists and guides also enlighten tourists about language of the jungle like identification of calls, marks and others
The park is home to many species of animals like hares and avifauna.Tyda park also offers opportunities for activities like rock climbing and target shooting with bow and arrow. Guides and naturalist are available in the park to explain about the qualities of various plants and animals. That is found in the Eastern Ghats.
Padmapur Botanical Gardens:
Padmapuram Botanical Gardens is a historic Garden located on the Araku Road initially, the purpose of this garden was to provide vegetable supplies to the soldiers, it acts as a horticultural nursery and contains various rare types of flowers and trees
Another important highlight of Padmapuram Botanical Gardens is a toy train, the garden also contains treetop huts, which can be booked by the tourists.The garden also encompasses a rose garden.From the garden, varied species of plants can also be purchased
Matsyagundam, popularly known as the ‘fish pool” to varieties of fish and a century-old temple known as Sri Marsyalingeswara Swamy Temple.