The Western Ghats in India are synonymous with the monsoons. There is no denying from the sheer beauty of the lush green carpets spread across miles. However, their less hyped counterpart - "The Eastern Ghats" is an equally enchanting land. Araku Valley, in Andhra Pradesh is a popular yet less explored South Indian tourist destination. Though it is advisable to visit in winters owing to heavy rainfall in monsoon, the beauty increases manifold in the rains.
It was the 2nd day and we decided to leave early morning to see beauty of eastern ghats. The mountains in Araku valley are part of Eastern ghats which are covered with thick dense forest making them lush green. There are some film shooting spot where we stopped and clicked some pictures.
Araku valley is least explored. This place is introduced to coffee vegetation during the times of British and this place now produces a good quality of coffee whose aroma and taste will refresh the souls from within. This place is also famous for rich spices and dry fruits. Above all the main cuisine is Bamboo Chicken, yes you heard it right, bamboo and chicken. This Exquisite, exclusive native dish prepared by local tribals with a rich blend of spices and chicken which will be cooked inside a bamboo spool directly with flames scorching the bamboo from outside and cooking chicken from within.