After a lunch of masala dosa and Andhra Thali (spicy, but worth a try) at a nearby restaurant (you will find many in the vicinity of these two museums), we made our way to the Chaparai waterfalls, a popular tourist site, a little more uphill. Here, I was content to just bathe my feet in the muddy brown water cascading down the multiple rocks and cliffs, since the rain, having stopped only a while ago, had again picked up. We stayed here for 20 odd minutes, listening to the water crashing against the rocks and left with calm smiles on our faces.
Around 13km from Araku Valley, Chaparai is a beautiful water cascade with its endless streams that cut across big rock formations. It has been filmed in some Telugu movies. (Entry fee: ₹10)