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Visit To Araku Tribal Museum - A Memorable Journey!

March 28, 2015

Visakhapatnam is connected to many beautiful locations that are only an hour and a half away. One such location was the Araku Valley. When I was in the hotel room reading a little bit about it, the place seemed like something out of a storybook and I knew right then where I wanted to go next.

My morning journey to the Araku Valley was slightly dull. A long ride was an understatement. About hundred and twenty kilometres away from the main city, but I ended up sleeping through almost the entire journey.

Araku Tribal Museum Visakhapatnam
Araku Tribal Museum Visakhapatnam | Image Resource : wordpress.com

When I woke up I found that beauty had engulfed me. Waterfalls and streams rush wildly and the Eastern Ghats stood mighty proud. I decided to go to the Araku Tribal Museum first to learn a little about the history and present of the land. I hired the cab for the entire day so I didn’t have to worry about anything but my stomach and my camera.

As I entered the museum I noticed that it is home to many artefacts that were collected throughout the years. Each of these artefacts belonged to the Eastern Ghats tribes. The museum aimed at preserving tradition, original culture, handicrafts and arts of ancient tribes that roamed the lands.

There was a Tribal Arts and Craft Centre that promoted tribal arts. Any person who loved art could come and learn a thing or two. You could take back what you made after paying the required price. Many artists had come to learn the art of tribal handicrafts and I couldn’t help but be astonished by the sheer beauty of their work.

There were tourists from all over the world in the museum on that day and I had the good fortune of talking to many of them. Some had come to study tribes as a part of their projects while others had come to Araku valley for its beauty.

Inside View Of Araku Tribal Museum Visakhapatnam

Inside View Of Araku Tribal Museum Visakhapatnam | Image Resource : blogspot.com/

 One tourist shared a small tip with me to try the bamboo chicken which was available here and that was something I couldn’t miss! It was cooked very artistically by placing the chicken and spices inside a bamboo and cooking it in slow fire. It was really worth a try!

I spent the rest of the day at the valley itself visiting the waterfalls, coffee house, Padmapuram Garden etc. I had a very eventful day and decided it was time to head back as the sun kissed the horizon. Another day waits as I set out to explore the city further!


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