Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh offers Night Time Forest Tourism


Araku-Valley-APAraku Valley is a hill station and valley region in the Eastern Ghat of Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It’s surrounded by a thick forests of mountain range. The Tribal Museum is dedicated to the area’s numerous indigenous tribes, known for their traditional Dhimsa dance, and showcases traditional handicrafts. A miniature train runs through Padmapuram Gardens, with its sculptures and tree-top huts.
Elevation from Sea Level: 910 meter
Weather: 26 °C, Wind NW at 8 km/h, 65% Humidity
Famous Farming; Araku’s Coffee is world-famous
PIN CODE: 531 149
STD Code: 08936
District: Visakhapatnam

The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) is planning to introduce Night Vihar Tour Package to let tourists trek through the dense woods of Visakhapatnam in the middle of the night.

For the first time ever, the Araku forests have been made reachable to trekkers willing to explore the wilderness at night. To accomplish this tour, representatives of the forest and tourism department will accompany the tourists for the night time visit to ensure their safety. Jeeps will be used for visiting the forests for Night Vihar. In addition, the forest authorities have taken the possible measures to keep the tourists assured of their safety.

The short-cut to Araku via Sunkarametta from Vizag or Visakhapatnam has been chosen for conducting Night Vihar tours.

Araku is connected through both rail and road to Visakhapatnam. Araku railway station is located on the Kothavalasa-Kirandul railway line of Visakhapatnam division of the East Coast Railway on the Indian Railways network.

Araku By road From Visakhapatnam. From Vizag Araku valley is 4 hours journey by road and is located at a distance of 106 KM from NAD Kotha road Junction on NH5 ( Visakhapatnam ) . … The first glimpse of hill road of eastern ghat starts after 1 hour and 45 minutes of drive from Visakhapatnam.

Hotels in Araku: Andhra Pradesh Tourism offers 4 Hotels at Araku namely:

Araku is a picturesque hill station of Andhra Pradesh where one can refresh, rejuvenate, relax in amid nature’s lavish splendor. Enjoy a pleasant vacation in the lap of nature at Araku valley, nearVizag. The train journey to Araku.
Contact No.: (08936) 6300262271

Ananthagiri Located on ‘the way to Araku valley, Anantagiri is endowed with rich natural beauty. Extensive coffee plantations, numerous waterfalls and cascading rivulet make this spot a place for relaxation.
Contact No.: (08936) 9494836516

Tyda is a small hamlet on the Visakhapatnam-Araku road, 75 km from Visakhapatnam, nestling in the wooded hills of the Eastern Ghats. It is home to enchanting and untouched nature at Jungle Bells Nature Camp, established by APTDC.
Contact No.: (08936) 8074974878

Araku is an enchanting valley among the high hills of the Eastern Ghats in Visakhapatnam district. The major attractions in Araku are a tribal habitat museum, a tribal village, trekking, traditional folk dances.
Contact No.: (08936) 8985858443

Vizag – Araku Package: Two Nights 3 Days: Savour the timeless perfection of Araku Valley and Vizag in a three day tour. Enjoy the nature with stay, sightseeing, travels, taxes and much more.
Hotels included in this package
Destination: Visakhapatnam
Hotels: Chandras Hotel
Destination: Araku Valley
Hotels: Ushodaya Resort

Itinerary Inclusions:

  • Ac room @ Hotel Saikiria / Seacity / Athidi / Chandras on day 1.
  • Non ac room @ SRK / Ushodaya on day 2.
  • Non ac indica for transfers and site seeing as per tour plan.
  • Train travel from Vizag to Araku on Day 2 as per availability.
  • All taxes.


  • Food
  • All entry charges during site seeing.


  • The package cost is Rs 3725 per person on twin sharing basis


DAY 1Vizag site seeing.

Upon arrival in the morning at vizag you will be Picked and transferred to Hotel. After fresh up and breakfast visit the following places of interest in Vizag:

Rk Beach, Fishing harbor, Submarine Museum , Thotlakonda, Rushikonda, Kailashgiri, Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 2 Vizag- Araku( Rail cum Road).

Check out of the hotel and transfer to railways station for onward journey to Araku Valley. Enjoy the train journey to Araku valley covering around 40 tunnels, bridges and various landscapes. Upon arrival at Araku Valley you will be picked up and proceed further for the site seeing of following places of interest.

Araku tribal Museum, Gardens, Chapurai and proceed to the resort.Rest of the day at leisure and overnight stay at the resort.

Note: Train tickets from vizag to araku are subject to availability at the time of your package confirmation. If we are unbale to fecliltate your confirmed Train travel then we shall arrange for transfer to Araku by road coverinf Tatipudi reservoir in between.

Day 3 Araku -Vizag.

Early Morning After breakfast checkout of the hotel and proceed to Vizag for return journey by car. Enroute visit Ananthagiri coffee plantations, Galikonda view point , Borracaves ,Tyda and Simhachalam. Drop at railway station/bus stand for your return journey

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