Padmapuram Gardens Overview
Padmapuram Gardens is one of the prominent places to visit in Araku Valley. It was built in 1942 for growing and supplying vegetables to World War II soldiers. Later it was converted into a Horticultural Nursery cum training center. The 26-acre nursery comprises orchards, a colorful riot of flowers, a fabulous rose garden, exotic plants, trees like eucalyptus, pine, etc.

The striking feature of the Padmapuram Botanical Gardens is the tree-top huts. Also known as hanging cottages, they are 10 ft above the ground level and have attached toilets and continuous water supply. Visitors can stay & experience the thrill of swaying in the air when a heavy wind blows across. This Garden also features a toy train by name Araku Express. Araku Express takes adults (Rs. 20) and children (Rs. 10) on the tour of the whole botanical garden.

Location: Padmapuram village, ITDA Paderu, Araku, Andhra Pradesh.

Price: Entry Charges Rs. 10 per person

Timing: Monday- Sunday (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 pm -6 p.m.)

Best Time to Visit: Winters and post-monsoon periods are the most suitable time to visit the Padmapuram Gardens.
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