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Sheltered in the lush undulating ranges of the Eastern Ghats lies a breathtakingly beautiful resort, Anantagiri. This fascinating hill town is a perfect retreat to head off to during the blistering summer months. The ascent to Anantagiri is a journey full of enthralling sights. Coffee plantations interspersed with orchards and captivating cascades are some of the many unforgettable vistas here.
The journey to Anantagiri from Visakhapatnam is an enjoyable one. The landscape is dotted with coffee plantations and lush wooded slopes.
Arrival : State transport services are available.
Accommodation : Travelers Bungalow.
Little beyond Anantagiri is yet another picturesque paradise Araku, a cluster of five valleys. As much as its natural and scenic splendour, the region is famed for its tribal heritage. A kaleidoscopic image of 19 tribal settlements provide a colourful mixture of dance, music and traditional handicrafts, each differing from tribe to tribe.
Distance : 110 km from Visakhapatnam, 760 km from Hyderabad.
Arrival : Regular bus services are available from Vishakhapatnam.
Accommodation : Inspection Bungalows and Tourist Guest Houses.
Lying on the southwest border of Andhra Pradesh is the serene hamlet of Horsley Hills situated 165 km off Bangalore. The resort named after the Collector of Chittoor District is well worth visiting for its valleys clad with teak, mango, sandalwood and eucalyptus plantations.
Distance : 460 km from Hyderabad, 165 km from Bangalore.
Arrival : State transport buses and taxis ply to the hill station.
Accommodation : Forest Department Guest House, Mount Pleasant, Cottages (unfurnished) and ADC Quarters.
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