Araku Valley

ARAKU VALLEY Green and pleasant and filled with the music of waterfalls, is the picturesque Araku Valley, about 112 km from Visakhapatnam. The natural beauty of this valley comes alive with its rich landscape. The Dhimsa dance, an age-old folk dance of the aborigines is still performed here during 'Itika Pongal' - the famous hunting festival in April.

BORRA CAVES

Borra Caves

Borra is a village lying in the Ananthagiri hills in the south-east corner of Srungavarapukota taluk, about 29 kms from Araku Valley and 90 kms from Visakhapatnam. The caves at this place, popularly known as the Borra Caves are of historical importance and religious value. Dating back to a million years, they present a breathtaking display of naturally sculpted splendour, in superb stalactite and stalagmite formations. Deep in the caves, a Shivalingam and an idol of a Cow (Kamadhenu) can be found. The caves are beautifully illuminated and a 'must-see' for everyone! TRIBAL DANCE ARAKU VALLEY

Access
Air : The nearest airport is Visakhapatnam at a distance of 112 km.
Rail : Araku has a rail head.
Bus : This service is available from Visakhapatnam. A.P Tourism conducts excursion trip from Visakhapatnam everyday.

Accomodation
A.P Tourism's Mayuri complex and cottages and R & B guest house.

Andhra Pradesh