Araku Valley is a Hill station in
Visakhapatnam district in the state
Andhra Pradesh in India. It is a valley in the Eastern Ghats
inhabited by different tribes.
4 In Popular culture
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It is located in the Eastern Ghats about 114 kilometres
(71 mi) from Visakhapatnam, close to the
Odisha state border. The
Anantagiri and Sunkarimetta Reserved Forest which are part of Araku
Valley, are rich in biodiversity and is mined for bauxite.
Galikonda hill rising to a height of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) is
amongst the highest peaks in Andhra Pradesh. The average rainfall is
1,700 millimetres (67 in), bulk of which is received during
June–October. The altitude is about 1300 m above the sea level.
The valley spreads around 36 KM.
Coffee was first introduced in
Eastern Ghats of
Andhra Pradesh in 1898
by British in Pamuleru valley in East Godavari district. Subsequently,
it spread over to
Araku Valley in early 19th century. After
Andhra Pradesh Forest Department developed coffee
plantations in the valley and in 1956,
Coffee Board appointed Andhra
Pradesh Girijan Cooperative Corporation Limited (GCC) GCC for
promoting coffee plantations in the valley and GCC promotes coffee
plantation through local tribal farmers.In 1985, the plantations were
handed to A.P. Forest Development Corporation and GCC promoted Girijan
Coop. Plantation Development Corporation (GCPDC) exclusively to
develop coffee plantations in tribal areas. All the plantations
developed by GCC and GCPDC were handed over to the tribal farmers at
two acres per family.
Araku is connected through both rail and road to Visakhapatnam. Araku
railway station is located on the Kothavalasa-
Kirandul railway line of
Visakhapatnam division of the East Coast Railway, on the Indian
Way to Araku Valley
In Popular culture
Tollywood films like Happy Days, Katha, Darling and Life is beautiful
and so many hindi and telugu movies were shot in Araku.
^ "Mandal wise list of villages in
Visakhapatnam district" (PDF).
Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. National Informatics
Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 6
^ "Araku valley tourist attractions and photo gallery".
www.go2india.in. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
^ "Cheated for bauxite". Retrieved 27 March 2015.
^ Need for conservation of biodiversity in Araku Valley, Andhra
Pradesh (PDF) (Report). Retrieved 28 October 2017.
^ "Araku Valley". www.aptdc.gov.in. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
^ "AP Girijan".
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Araku Valley.
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Aruku Valley.
Araku Valley Pictures of Tribal museum, Horticulture nursery, Tribal