A Short Tourist Guide To Local Attractions In Araku Valley(andhra pradesh,india)
Added: (Sat Aug 16 2008)
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How to get there:
By air: Visakhapatnam is the nearest airport.
By rail: Araku Station (136 km from Viskhapatnam)
By road: You can drive up from Viskhapatnam or take any of the buses plying here. (117 km from Viskhapatnam)
Best period for visit: October to February
Temperature: 8-11 degrees C
Languages known: Telugu, Hindi and English
Anantagiri is a breathtakingly beautiful resort sheltered in the lush undulating ranges of the Eastern Ghats. It is considered to be a perfect head off to get away from the blistering summer months. The Ananthagiri hills are on the way to Araku Valley and are famous for coffee plantations.
About 16 kms from Vishakhapatnam is Simhachalam, famous for the temple of Sri Varaha Lakshminarasimha. Architecturally this ancient temple deserves high praise.
About 115 kms from Vishakhapatnam is the beautiful Araku Valley, with its bracing climate, orchards, and the Ananthagiri Ghats, which present an enchanting view to the visitors, is attracting tourists not only in India but from abroad too.
At a distance of about 90 kms from Vishakhapatnam are the Borra Caves, which attained historical and religious importance.
About 25 kms from Vishakhapatnam is Bheemunipatnam. The most important aspect of interest at the place is the beach, which is perhaps matchless for its beauty all along the east coast.