If you’re in the vicinity, the Ananthagiri Hills’ coffee plantations are a must-see. The fascinating hills of Ananthagiri, which begin as you reach the Araku Valley, greet you with miles and miles of coffee estates. The aroma of freshly ground coffee leaves energises your senses as it wafts through the valley.
The history of the Araku Valley tribes is intertwined with the plantations. Working on coffee estates allowed the tribes to adapt into civilisation and earn a living for themselves and their families. The coffee plantations employ a large number of tribal people. The Araku Valley’s fields produced India’s first organic coffee thanks to the hard efforts of tribal groups.
- Location: Anantagiri Coffee Plantations, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
- Price: No Entry Fee.
- Timings: Open 24 hours (Best to visit during the day)