Araku Valley


Araku Valley
Araku-valley
అరకు లోయ Araku Valley
—  mandal  —
అరకు లోయ Araku Valley
Location of అరకు లోయ Araku Valley
in Andhra Pradesh and India
Coordinates 18°20′00″N 82°52′00″E / 18.3333°N 82.8667°E / 18.3333; 82.8667Coordinates: 18°20′00″N 82°52′00″E / 18.3333°N 82.8667°E / 18.3333; 82.8667
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District(s) Visakhapatnam
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area

Elevation


911 metres (2,989 ft)

Araku Valley (Telugu: అరకు లోయ) is a hill station and a Mandal in Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.It has got an amazing nature with thick forests surrounded all over.Araku is popular for its world famous coffee plantations.For every traveller it gives a wonderful and a unique experience.[1]

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Geography

Unripe Coffee Pods in Araku
Coffee Plantation in Araku

Araku is located at 18°20′00″N 82°52′00″E / 18.3333°N 82.8667°E / 18.3333; 82.8667.[2] It has an average elevation of 911 meters (2992 feet).

It is located 115 km from Vishakhapatnam, close to the Orissa state border. This place lures people with pleasant weather, hills and valleys. The natural beauty of this valley comes alive with its rich landscape. The area of the valley is roughly 36 km², and the altitude is between 600 and 900 meters above sea level.

The journey to this place on the Ghat road with thick forests on either side is in itself interesting and pleasant. One can have a wonderful trekking trip. Traveling on train gives you a memorable experience. A total of forty-one tunnels and numerous bridges will greet you on the way. The Ananthagiri hills on the way to Araku Valley are famous for coffee plantations. The Borra caves, located 29 km from Araku Valley, are a nearby tourist attraction full of stalactites and stalagmites.

Tribal Woman in Araku

Located on the Eastern Ghats of India, the valley is inhabited by tribal people. One of the other attractions of this valley is a Tribal Museum which showcases tribal handicrafts and lifestyle.

Transportation

Road through Araku Valley

The valley is connected through both rail and road to the city of Vishakapatnam. There are two railway stations at Araku and Araku Valley on the Kothavalasa-Kirandul railway line of Visakhapatnam division of the East Coast Railway, on the Indian Railways network.

Panchayats

There are 14 panchayats in Araku Valley mandal.[3]

  • Baski (village and panchayat)
  • Bondam (village and panchayat)
  • Chinna Labudu (village and panchayat)
  • Chompi (village and panchayat)
  • Gannela (village and panchayat)
  • Iragai (village and panchayat)
  • Kotha Bhalluguda (village and panchayat)
  • Lotheru (village and panchayat)
  • Madagada (village and panchayat)
  • Madala (village and panchayat)
  • Padmapuram (village and panchayat)
  • Pedda Labudu (village and panchayat)
  • Siragam (village and panchayat)
  • Sunkarametta (village and panchayat)
A panoramic photo of Araku Valley

References

External links

  • Pictures of Tribal museum, Horticulture nursery, Tribal dancing & Borra caves in Araku Valley



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