On my final day of trip to Visakhapatnam, I was a little bit exhausted. After all, I had spent almost a week in this city, exploring its beautiful beaches, magnificent temples, mysterious caves, and peaceful ashram. But, it is widely said that all is well that ends well. With this thought in mind, I planned about taking a tour of the Araku Valley Visakhapatnam. Well, it is a Hill Station.
Nevertheless, it was quite far from the city of Visakhapatnam. More or less, the distance between Rushikonda and Araku Valley is 120 Kms. Since I was in a no mood to spend my night in the wilderness of this beautiful valley, for this reason I had pre-booked a cab for this new destination.
I must say that I you don’t like the hot weather of Visakhapatnam or other cities close by, Araku Valley provides great respite in this case. After all, it is a dense forest and the average elevation of this valley is 911 meters or 2,989 feet. As a matter of fact, the valley is located close to the Andhra Odisha border. No doubt, I was prepared to go miles in search of some tranquility and fresh air.
I remember, it was 5 in the morning when I woke up and got myself prepared for the adventure ride. By 6:30 AM, I checked out from my hotel room, leaving behind the luggage at the reception’s desk. They didn’t mind; quite hospitable and helpful they were. Starting early certainly helped me as by 9 AM I was finally at my destination, the Araku Valley.
I was absolutely left mesmerized by the splendid beauty of this hill station. The natural beauty of this place explains why it is one of the most visited tourist spots in the entire Andhra Pradesh. Be it the coffee plantation or the strikingly beautiful waterfalls, you will start falling in love with each and every thing about this place. After spending the entire day at the valley, the chauffer took me back to the hotel, from where I collected my luggage, cleared the dues and headed towards the railway station to catch the train.