Take India's Most Scenic Train Ride To This Hidden Valley


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Photo of Take India's Most Scenic Train Ride To This Hidden Valley by Varun Suchday

Imagine if the journey was just as mesmerising as the final destination. A valley hiding rolling green and gold fields, flooded rice terraces right out of postcards, picturesque hills guarding aromatic coffee plantations, captivating tribal dances, limestone caves, surreal waterfalls and a WiFi village. So how do you find this valley that Andhra Pradesh has been gleefully hiding from the rest of us?

Why travel to Araku Valley

Ride aboard the Vizag-Araku Eastern Ghat Express

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Photo of Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh, India by Varun Suchday

The train journey from Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley is a stuff of dreams. The train passes through some rarely seen belts of the Eastern Ghats with hills clad in green, serene waterfalls, tribal villages with thatched roof houses, and smiling kids waving at you. The train goes over numerous bridges built over 100-feet deep gorges and 50+ tunnels.

Two trains ply the route. The early morning train leaves Vizag . . .

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