Araku Valley, a hill station nestled around 120 Kms from Vishakhapatnam offers a great deal of fascinating views, gushing waterfalls, coffee plantations, and a sneak peek into the tribal culture.
I like to travel with flexible plans so I never set any fixed itinerary to cover places of interest. For this trip, a planned structure was set up with a lot of placeholders. The structure included onward and return journey tickets to and from Vizag along with hotel bookings. The placeholders were to be filled dynamically as per the appeal and accessibility of the locations of interest.
The trip started with a short flight to Vizag from Hyderabad. Room hunting on spot becomes crazy sometimes, but mostly it's fun to bargain and get a great deal no online travel portal can provide. I've stayed in homestays and decent rooms for as less as 150 rupees per night. But this time, because of the short nature of this trip (just a weekend), I booked a room beforehand just a few minutes walk from RK Beach.