Bestowed with gorgeous coastlines, Visakhapatnam beckons tourists to witness its natural beauty. We have some fascinating destinations to be explored in its vicinity. Araku Valley is a rejuvenating tourist spot situated at distance of 120km from Visakhapatnam. Explore the appealing countryside of Araku with our exciting one day Vizag to Araku Valley tour by private cab.
Araku valley is more popular as the food bowl of South India and appeals its guests with its lively sights and salubrious climate. Hairpin bends and jaw dropping natural treasures draws several visitors. Navigating through the serpentine hill roads amidst the jagged peaks is itself an exhilarating experience.
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Overview of 1 Day Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley Tour
1 Day Vizag to Araku Valley Tour
Araku, a promising charismatic hill station offers surging waterfalls, thrilling caves and relaxing gardens. Witnessing the dramatic mountains and breathtaking scenery makes for a remarkable voyage. This enchanting valley draws several visitors especially during the months of November to February.
Borra Caves is one of the major landmark of the revered vacation destination near Araku. Adventure afficandos would be thrilled to visit the underground landscape that is said to have been visited by Lord Rama, Sitha and Lakshmana during their 14 years exile. Considered to be one of the deepest caves of the country it also enshrines a Shivalingam.
Vizag on the other side has the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy and is also a major financial hub of Andhra Pradesh. Vizag is one of the most frequented holiday destinations of the state that boasts of its splendid coastlines, stunning beaches, inspiring hill ranges and picturesque valleys.
Experience abundance greenery and enjoy the awe-inspiring views with our one day Vizag to Araku Valley tour. Visitors would be mesmerized with the tranquillity and beauty of the fascinating place.
Highlights of One Day Vizag to Araku Trip
- Full-day Visakhapatnam to Araku Local Sightseeing Tour
- Duration: 11 to 12 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Vizag Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Padmapuram Gardens, Tribal Museum, Ananthagiri Coffee Plantations, Galikonda View Point, Borra Caves and, Katiki Waterfalls
Package Price for 1 Day Visakhapatnam to Araku Sightseeing Tour Package by Cab
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4 Seater / Sedan
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6-7 Seater / SUV
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5-6 Seater / SUV
Tempo/ Force Traveller
12 Seater / LCV
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1 Day Itinerary of Araku Valley Local Sightseeing Tour from Visakhapatnam
Pickup from your Home / Hotel in Vizag at 8:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|1||Padmapuram Gardens||40 minutes|
|2||Tribal Museum||30 minutes|
|3||Ananthagiri Coffee Plantations||30 minutes|
|4||Galikonda View Point||20 minutes|
|5||Borra Caves||60 minutes|
|6||Katiki Waterfalls||60 minutes|
Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Vizag by 8:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: AC will be switched off in ghat road. Guests can visit all the Araku tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. Inclusion of any other sightseeing place not listed above is normally not permitted. However guests can check with their cab provider if any exceptions possible, while booking this Vizag to Araku valley local sightseeing tour by private car.
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Detailed Guide: Places to Visit with One Day Visakhapatnam to Araku Tour by Car
Araku, an enticing hill station offers enlivening viewpoints, imposing waterfalls and lush green coffee plantations. Discover the iconic landmarks with our one day Vizag to Araku tour by private cab.
Borra caves are one of the key attractions witnessed during the tour. Spread in the Ananthagiri hill ranges of the Eastern Ghats these caves are believed to have been formed with the river Gosthani flowing over the limestone rocks.
Make your way through the exceptionally beautiful Padmapuram Gardens. Continue your journey with the visit to the Tribal Museum to learn about the culture and rich history of the tribal community of Araku.
An impressive stop of the tour is the Ananthagiri Coffee Plantations. Spend some time taking in the impressive splendour of the beautiful countryside at the Galikonda View Point.
Continue your exploration of the natural gems with the visit to the Borra Caves. Take a short drive to the spectacular Katiki waterfalls located at a distance of 4km from the caverns in Katiki.
1. Padmapuram Gardens
Kick start your fantastic journey with the visit to the inspiring Padmapuram Gardens. Tourists would be enlightened with the impressive variety of foliage. Situated at a distance of 2.5km from Araku bus station, the garden features hanging cottages which are built at a height of ten feet above the ground level.
Spanning over an area of 26 acres of land, the spectacular garden has exotic variety of flowers and orchids. Visitors would be delighted taking a stroll through the spectacular rose garden.
- Must See \ Things to do: Take a toy train ride for a short and overall glimpse of the park
2. Tribal Museum
Take a voyage back to time with the visit to the Tribal Museum one of the key attraction of Araku. Be amazed with the rich collection of artefacts that includes clay figures of tribal people, hunting tools and kitchen utensils. Section that displays the attire of tribal people belonging to the northern part of Andhra Pradesh and the traditional handicrafts is a must see section.
Set within a red building made of mud and metals, the museum portrays village panchayat, market and agricultural activities. Noteworthy displays are the tribal jewellery, musical instruments and masks. It also accommodates a Tribal Arts and Crafts Centre that features several exhibitions and workshops for the promotion of tribal art and craft.
- Must See \ Things to do: Photographs of tribal weddings
3. Ananthagiri Coffee Plantations
One of the best attractions of the day trip to Araku tour is the visit to the Ananthagiri Coffee Plantations. A must visit for the coffee connoisseurs, these inspiring coffee plantations are spread over the Ananthagiri Hills and serve as a major source of income for the Araku tribal people.
It boasts of being the first producer of organic coffee in India. Travellers would be hooked up with the aroma of one of the most favourite brew of the world, the pleasant climate and the breathtaking surroundings at Ananthagiri.
- Must See \ Things to do: Strolling through the lush green plantations offers a relaxing experience
4. Galikonda Viewpoint
Visitors would appreciate the spectacular views of the city as the one day Vizag to Araku tour takes them to the iconic sightseeing spot called the Galikonda View Point. Nature lovers would be mesmerized viewing the iconic natural panorama.
Standing at a height of 4320 feet above sea level on the Eastern Ghats and viewing the austere beauty of the picturesque landscape is going to be a rewarding experience. A postcard perfect viewpoint gives the sight of incredible scenery.
- Must See \ Things to do: Capture the outstanding views of the neighbouring landscape in your camera
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5. Borra Caves
Head up to one of the largest caves of the country the Borra Caves, as the next stop of our one day Vizag to Araku tour. A landmark tourist destination also known as Borra Guhalu was discovered by British geologist William King in 1807. Scramble your way through the one million year old limestone caves set at an elevation of 705 m above the sea level for an unforgettable journey.
An underground world of admiration, Borra Caves is a must visit and is filled with stalagmite and stalactite formations featuring Shiv Parvathi, Tiger, Mother Child, Cows udder, Human Brain, Crocodile and Rishi’s Beard.
- Must See \ Things to do: Enjoy the breathtaking surroundings including the evergreen moist deciduous forests, the charming valley and hilly terrain
6. Katiki Waterfalls
End your exciting one day Vizag to Araku trip with the visit to another marvel of nature, the gorgeous Katiki Waterfalls. These are one of the most magnificent waterfalls of Araku that is formed by river Gosthani originating from the Borra caves. The incredible 50 feet high waterfalls is one of the most attracting sights of Araku.
Please note that the cab can only take you until the check-post. From check-post you have to hire a local Jeep (at your own expense) to reach the waterfall. It is at a distance of 7kms from the check-post.
- Must See \ Things to do: Grab some jungle honey sold in the shops nearby
- Pick and drop from Home / Hotel in Visakhapatnam
- Selected Cab for Araku sightseeing from Vizag as per the above Itinerary
- Vehicle Parking Charges
- Toll-gate Charges if any
- Driver Batta
- Local Jeep from check-post to Katiki waterfall
- Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Araku Valley
- Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
- Lodging / Accommodation in Araku Valley
- Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
- Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Visakhapatnam to Araku Local Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this 1 day Araku valley tour package from Vizag can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Araku tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
The time spent on each Araku and nearby tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular Araku valley sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Vizag cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.
Spend one full day in the splendid hill station with our one day Vizag to Araku tour and encounter the astonishing waterfalls, fabulous geological formations and get soaked in the lush scenery.
Visitors would be stunned by the beauty of the natural setting of the quaint place. Drive through Ananthagiri coffee plantations give an insight into the local culture and are worth a visit especially for the coffee lovers.
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