Araku – A Hidden Valley in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is one of the famous state in India and situated in southeastern part of the nation. The state has strong history, unique culture and tradition. The beautiful landscape of the place attracts dozens of national and international travelers. The land is the home of numerous religious places and thousands of devotees visited every day.

Araku valley is one of the hill stations in Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh. Different types of tribes in the valley include Jatapu, Valmiki, Porja, Kondadora and Nookadora, . The village is famous for its coffee plantations. The scenic beauty of Araku mesmerize the heart of its visitors. The place is filled with natural beauty such as lush green gardens, waterfalls and streams. The chirping sound of birds and pleasant environment of the makes a perfect destination for the nature lovers.

The Borra Caves is one of the major attractions in this valley and it is one of the largest caves in India; located in Ananthagiri hills of Aruka Valley. The walls of caves has different shaped and sized of Stalactites and Stalagmites. There are different legend associated with caves. One of the interesting is one day a cow grazing on the top of caves was fallen through a big hole in the roof. After few days the owner was searching for the cow and came across the caves. First when he saw the caves he was amazing and found a stone resemble with a Lingam of Lord Shiva. When he went back to the village he scattered this story to all the villagers. The villagers constructed a temple for Lord Shiva outside the cave and started worship.

Other places of tourist interest are Bheemunipatnam Beach, Ananthagiri Hills, Araku Tribal Museum, Katiki Waterfalls, Tyda Park, Padmapuram Botanical Gardens, Matsyagundam and Dumbriguda Waterfalls.

Travel to this lovely valley offers an extraordinary experience in lifetime of travelers.

Bheemunipatnam Beach
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