Araku Valley - Visakhapatnam

Araku Valley is a Hill station in Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India inhabited by different tribes.

It is located 114 km from Visakhapatnam, close to the Odisha state border. India's first tribal growers' organic coffee brand was launched in the Araku Valley .The premium organic "Araku Emerald" brand of coffee sells globally.

There are two railway stations at Araku on the Kothavalasa-Kirandul railway line of Visakhapatnam division of the East Coast Railway, on the Indian Railways network.

The Anantagiri and Sunkarimetta Reserved Forest which are part of Araku Valley, are rich in biodiversity. This valley is surrounded by mountains like Galikonda, Raktakonda, Sunkarimetta and Chitamogondi. These hills are endowed with rich quality bauxite ore.

Galikonda hill rising to a height of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) is one of the highest in Andhra Pradesh. The average rainfall is 1700 mm, bulk of which is received during June-October.
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