Araku Valley

Araku Valley Itinerary

Araku Valley Visit

If you have enough time, it is better to book an accommodation in the hill station for a night and explore all the attraction in a relaxed way. The best way to reach Araku Valley is to take a train from Vizag. Vishakhapatnam-Kirandul Passenger train (58501) carries a Vistadome coach that enables the passenger to enjoy the scenic views.

You can book a hotel near The Tribal Museum

If planning a day trip to Araku Valley, reserve cab and begin the 3-hour journey from Vizag as early as possible to and make most of your time in Araku Valley for a day.

Museums Tour

08:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee Museum is at the heart of Araku Valley.

A rare and unique museum showcasing the details and processes involved in making coffee. You also get to know about the origin of coffee. A wide variety of coffee is produced here and you can taste some of these varieties along with chocolate cakes. A souvenir store inside the museum has some good collection of items for the visitors to buy.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Adjacent to the Coffee Museum is the Tribal Museum.

Tribal museum is another museum which you cannot miss. The museum educates tourists about the way of life of native people of the Eastern Ghats. Their tradition, ceremonies, tools and techniques used by them are displayed through statues and models. You can also enjoy boating in the small lake inside the museum premise. 

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

If you have some interest in botany or horticulture, you can visit Padmapuram Garden.

The garden is 2 km from Tribal Museum. It is a converted botanical garden which was previously used to grow vegetables for the soldiers of WW2. The rose garden, tree-top huts and a toy train ride are the things to enjoy here.

Time duration: 30 – 45 min

Also read: Vizag Full Itinerary

Viewpoint and Cave Visit

12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

After some insightful sessions in the museums, head towards the Galikonda Viewpoint, to embrace the natural beauty of the valley.

Galikonda Viewpoint located on the Araku-Vizag road. A perfect spot to pose for Instagram feed.

Time duration: 30 – 45 min

The last attraction in Araku Valley is the famous Borra Caves.

You will find some restaurants and eateries near Borra Caves and the dish you must try is Bamboo Chicken.

Borra Caves is considered to be million years old and a hidden gem in the Eastern Ghats. The limestone cave is a must visit tourist spot. Inside the cave a natural Shivalinga.

Time duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

That will bring your expedition to an end.

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