3. HOT-AIR BALLOONING IN ARAKU VALLEY
Three hours away from Vizag, Araku Valley sits in the lap of nature, a pristine and quiet escape from the country’s busy cities. Add a dash of thrill to this escape by participating in the Araku Balloon Festival ( 0091-75
0601 0103, arakuballoonfestival.com) in January, a new annual event that launched just a year ago. Soaring above the green vistas, you can see the Eastern Ghats and coffee plantations spread out below – there’s nothing but natural beauty for miles on end.