Padmapuram Gardens Araku Valley ,Visakhapatnam
One of the main attraction is tree top cottages located in the middle of green surroundings of Araku valley. These tree huts ( hanging cottages ) are ten feet above the ground level and one can experience rare swing along with trees. Huts are attached with toilet and continuous water supply.
For bookings contact Manager Padmapuram gardens Phone No:08936.49615 There is a toy train in the Padmapuram garden for the tourists. There is a tribal museum on tribal heritage, living system and culture. Anantagiri water fall is 30 KM from Araku. There is one more picnic spot called Dumbriguda Waterfalls ( Chaaparai ). This spot is only 15 Kms from Araku.
Araku parkTribal welfare department has one Horticulture nursery cum training center at Padmapuram . It is open from 8 AM to 12.30 PM and again on 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM
There is an AP tourism valley resort PUNAMI available at Araku valley.
"The Padmapuram Gardens have a historical past - they were created in the early 40s to supply vegetables to soldiers who fought for the Second World War! Now a botanical garden, it is home to a horticultural nursery of rare species of flowers and trees. The star attractions here are the rose garden, the exotic varieties of plants (you can also buy these) and the toy train express, which is an obvious favorite with kids."