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Andhra Pradesh Tourism’ Luxury Vistadome to give an exhilirating travel experience to Araku

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Limited (APTDC), with its new feature, has given us another reason to relish the breathtaking sights of the enthralling voyage from Visakhapatnam to Araku.

The scenic train ride from Visakhapatnam to Araku valley has always been a visual delight to watch. Now, APTDC in association with the Waltair Division of East Coast Railway has enhanced the visual treat with the Luxury Vistadome.

This carrier consists of an engine along with a solitary coach. One can enjoy the 128km train journey from Vizag to Araku, in this new 40 seaters air-conditioned coach, with a panoramic view of the terrain that passes by.  A glass ceiling and an observation deck offer unadulterated views into the breathtaking Ananthagiri Ghats, Borra Caves, Tyda, and not to forget the many tunnels and bridges along the way. The coach offers comfortable reclining seats that can rotate at 360 degrees, giving a well-rounded view of the trip to the valley.

Other features that make this train top-in-its-line include automatic sliding doors, that are electrically operated, entertainment through LCD screens and LED lights. The coach is made of special acrylic and is manufactured by Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Perambudur, Tamil Nadu.

So buckle up to experience South India’s first Luxury Vistadome.


Timings: 6.50 AM to 8.30 PM.

6.50 AM: Departure from Visakhapatnam Railway Station.

10.00 AM Arrival Chimidipalli (40 Tunnels approx.covered)

10.10 AM: Departure from Chimidipalli to reach Tyda. (15 Tunnels approx covered)

10.30 AM Arrival Tyda Railway station and proceed to Borra Caves.

11.00 AM: Arrival Borra Caves.

12.00 NOON: Departure from Borra Caves and proceed to Araku Valley

1.00 PM: Arrival Araku Valley Veg lunch at Valley Resorts.

2.00 PM: Departure from the Valley to Hill Resorts for Dhimsa Dance

2.30 PM: Proceed to Coffee Museum and Tribal Museum.

3.30 PM: Departure from Araku proceed to  Ananthagiri Coffee Plantation & Galikonda Viewpoint.

5.30 PM: Arrival Ananthagiri  for Spl Hi-Tea

6.00 PM: Departure from Tyda and proceed to Visakhapatnam

8.30 PM: Arrival Visakhapatnam.


Dhimsa Dance

Borra Caves

Coffee Plantations and Museum

Fresh Spices

Tribal Museum

Haritha Resorts

TARIFF: Rs.3,200/- per head (Limited offer only)

TIMINGS: 6.50 AM daily

Departure from Visakhapatnam Railway Station

FOR RESERVATIONS: Call 98480 23948 or 98488 13584/85 or 9705173400

This post was last modified on 27/11/2017 10:39 am

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