South India is home to a number of spectacular destinations. While most of them are known for their temples, there are also places that keep you intrigued with their beaches, hills and backwaters. One place in south India that not many people know about, but is every bit worth a visit, is Araku valley. Why, you ask? Here are 5 reasons why you must visit Araku Valley in south India. Also Read - 'Targeting Entire Community Unacceptable,' Says Jagan Reddy on Row Over Tablighi Jamaat Congregation
Its in Andhra Pradesh
Araku Valley is located in Andhra Pradesh, a state that is primarily known for the temple destination of Tirupati. However, once you move beyond the Tirumala Balaji temple, you realize that there are few options for those who want a getaway. Araku Valley fills that void. Also Read - Jagan Mohan Compares COVID-19 to Ordinary Fever, Says 'no Need to Panic'
Proximity to the City
Araku Valley is just 111 km from the prominent south Indian city of Visakhapatnam. It falls in the popular Visakhapatnam district which means it is well-connected to the rest of the state. ALSO SEE How to reach Araku Valley: The least populated hill-station in India Also Read - Andhra Govt Announces Rs 1000 Per Family, Free Ration to Poor People as State Imposes Lockdown
Araku Valley treats you to splendid views of the Eastern Ghats. The lush green landscapes make for picturesque getaways and give you a vacation to remember.
Close to Odisha
Araku Valley is extremely close to the Odisha state border. This means that you can easily club your Araku trip with a trip to the lovely Odisha known for its temples and beaches. It can be a wonderful east coast holiday!
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Araku Valley is at an altitude of 1300 m making it a cooler place than the plains of the east. It serves as a magnificent getaway for anyone who wants to take a break from the summer heat and spend some time amidst nature.
So, when are you visiting Araku Valley?