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From a balloon—a breathtaking view of Araku Valley

Summers in Araku tend to be pleasant. Since it’s located in the midst of the Eastern Ghats, the valley has a distinct microclimate. Winters can be very cold indeed with night temperatures dropping as low as 10° C.

From a balloon—a breathtaking view of Araku Valley

Stunning pictures of the weekend getaway you never knew.

For the most part, Araku Valley has been a hidden gem, nestled in the Eastern Ghats, near the Odisha border of Andhra Pradesh. Located just 115 km from Visakhapatnam, Araku has always been well connected and relatively easy to access. It’s also the destination the folks at Andhra Pradesh Tourism want you to visit this year. The bait–a hot air balloon ride over the most breathtakingly beautiful valley in India you’ve likely never seen.