We finished visiting these places right before the sunset & then relaxed on the beach. Dolphin’s Nose is clearly visible from there. You will find multiple small food stalls & if you are with kids, you can explore Matsyadarshini aquarium which is also on the RK Beach.
The second day was dedicated to Araku Valley. This is a small hill station, approx. 130 km from the city where you can witness lush green forests, valleys, gardens, waterfalls, coffee plantations, etc. We took an early morning train from Vizag to Araku and then booked a local auto to explore all the places. (Vista Dome coach is available from Vizag to Araku). We witnessed the green valley, tunnels, small waterfalls, hill views on our way. I would recommend either going by a private cab or by train.
Our first stop was the Tribal Museum. This place showcases the tribal lifestyle & tribal culture of people residing in the valley. After purchasing some handicrafts we left for our next stop - Padmapuram Botanical Garden. The garden is spread over 26 acre & has exotic & rare species of plants. Each corner is perfect for photoshoots. Since, the garden is very scenic you can easily spend 2 hours over there but try not to spend more as the valley has many more attractions.
You will find very limited food options in the valley, mostly fresh fruits, corn etc. (Don’t forget to eat as many PINEAPPLES as possible during the whole trip). There are a few beautiful waterfalls in the valley which we skipped since the water flow was almost negligible during the summer. Our third stop for the day was Coffee Plantation which was surrounded by tall trees. I felt like a lilliput in front of them. We took the help of locals to understand the production of organic coffee. Being a coffee lover it was hard to say bye to that place. Hence, I bought a few packets for myself as a souvenir & had a nice cup of coffee.