36 days in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam & Araku Valley Itinerary

36 days in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam & Araku Valley Itinerary

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36 days in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam & Araku Valley Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
1
Hyderabad
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Visakhapatnam
— 14 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Araku Valley
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

11
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ramoji Film City and Puri Jagannath Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Hyderabad side-trips: Tadbund Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple (in Secunderabad) and Yadagirigutta Temple (in Yadagirigutta). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Taj Falaknuma Palace, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hussain Sagar Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hyderabad trip maker tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hyderabad. In December in Hyderabad, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Secunderabad, Yadagirigutta Temple
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Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Calvary Temple ©
Calvary Temple
Nehru Zoological Park ©
Nehru Zoological Park

14
nights
Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©
The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Borra Caves and Yarada Beach. Explore Visakhapatnam's surroundings by going to Vizianagaram (Ganta Stambham Clock Tower & Venkateswara Alayam Govindapuram) and Sri Varaha Lakshminarasimha Temple (in Simhachalam). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, kick back and relax at Kondakarla Ava Beach, walk around Vuda City Central Park, and stroll through Rama Krishna Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Visakhapatnam day trip planning app .

Fly from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Araku Valley.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vizianagaram, Sri Varaha Lakshminarasimha Temple
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Borra Caves ©
Borra Caves
Rama Krishna Beach ©
Rama Krishna Beach
Rishikonda Beach ©
Rishikonda Beach

10
nights
Araku Valley

Araku Valley ©
Araku Valley is a region surrounded by the thick forests of the Eastern Ghats.
Change things up with these side-trips from Araku Valley: Guntupalli Group of Buddhist Monuments (in Kamavarapukota), Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple (in Tadepalligudem) and Dwaraka Tirumala (Dwaraka Tirumala Temple & Sri Venkateswaraswamivari Devasthanam). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kolleru Bird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Araku Valley route website .

Drive from Visakhapatnam to Araku Valley in 5.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Araku Valley

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dwaraka Tirumala, Guntupalli Group of Buddhist Monuments, Kolleru Bird Sanctuary, Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple
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Guntupalli Group of Buddhist Monuments ©
Kolleru Bird Sanctuary ©
Kolleru Bird Sanctuary

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