Aruku is the most important tourist place in Vishakapatnam . It is an excellent place to spend time with nature and its beauty , Located 22Km to the northeast of Borra caves and 112 Kms from vishakapatnam . It is a pleasant hill station famous for its scenic gardens with beautiful landscape ,woods, valleys, waterfalls and streams. The journey to Araku valley on the Eastern Ghats with thick forest , hills on either sides is itself highly interesting and joyfull. It has good pleasant climate one must experience .
One can also experience tribes dancing in their tradition called Dhisma . Tree top cottages located in the middle of green surroundings and hanging cottages at about 10 feet above the ground are most wonderful attractions in Aruku valley .
Places to visit in Aruku
The Botanical Garden at Padmapuram, Government Silk Farm with Mulberry gardens , tribal Museum , a picturesque place is abot 15 km away from Aruku is another picnic spot , Ananthagiri waterfalls , dumbriguda waterfalls etc .
Accomodation in Aruku
AP tourism provides valley resort PUNNAMI available – Dhisma the famous dance of tribals is arranged here . many privates resorts and cottages are available in service of tourists . One can enjoy tribal life with cottages designed in their ethnic style are also available.
How to reach Aruku
Its preferable to opt for train as one can enjoy to the fullest in journey itself . Special packages are provided for tourists from vizaq through which one can cover all tourist places on the way.