Araku Valley is a hill station and valley region in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It's surrounded by the thick forests of the Eastern Ghats mountain range. The Tribal Museum is dedicated to the area's numerous indigenous tribes, known for their traditional Dhimsa dance, and showcases traditional handicrafts. A miniature train runs through Padmapuram Gardens, with its sculptures and tree-top huts.
The AP tourism department will promote Visakhapatnam as the city of hills and beaches to attract tourists from various parts of the country and the world. The newly developed Thotlakonda beach in the city will be open for general public soon. Three more beaches in the city will be ready by March. The tourism department has identified four beaches – Sagarnagar, Yendada, Thotlakonda and Mangamaripeta for development. They have given top priority for Thotlakonda beach. The 2.4 acre beach will be ready for the general public shortly. District Tourism Information Officer V.S. Lakshman Rao said that the tourism department has spent almost Rs 1 crore for Thotlakonda beach. It will include a park with sprawling landscaped lawns and four spacious food courts, washrooms for men and women and other basic amenities.