Katiki Waterfalls - Tourist Places of Andhra Pradesh

About Katiki Waterfalls

Katiki waterfalls is situated beside River Gosthani, and is about 7 kms from Gatevalsa, from where jeeps are available to reach this falls. This waterfall has been named after the mythological character Kaitiki, and the nearby village Kaitiki. This waterfall has a height of 100 metres from where it cascades down to form a small lake at the bottom.

How to reach

By Air : The nearest airport is in Visakhapatnam which is about 90 kms from the waterfalls. From Visakhapatnam, take bus, taxi or car to Borra caves and from there by jeep to the falls. 
By Rail : The nearest railhead is at Borra Caves (about 4 kms from the falls), which is known as Borra Guhalu station, and at Araku Valley which is about 39 kms from the waterfalls. From Visakhapatnam, both these stations can be reached by local trains.
By Road : Katiki waterfalls can be reached from Visakhapatnam by national highway number 5, or by taking bus or taxi to Borra caves and from there by jeep to Katiki.

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  • When to visit
  • The best time to visit the waterfalls is during the months of August to December, because the majestic and serenading view of the waterfalls can be enjoyed during the monsoons.

  • What to eat
  • The tribal huts near the waterfalls make delicious bamboo chicken, made in bamboo baskets, which are a must try. Small restaurants are there in Araku which offer local food and other types of cuisines.

  • Attractions
  • The nearby places of interest near the waterfalls are: 
    - Borra caves, which are natural formations of limestone and calcium rocks, formed over the years into a majestic cave.
    - Araku Valley, about 38 kms from the waterfalls, is a famous hill station of Andhra Pradesh. 
    - Ananthagiri hills, a beautiful place surrounded by greenery.
    - Araku tribal museum, where tribal artifacts, dresses and traditional items are on display.
    - TYDA Park, a small tribal village where tourists can stay in tribal huts and enjoy the tribal culture. 
    - Padmapuram botanical gardens, a historical park which now has nurseries of various plants, flowers and other exotic flora.
    - Matsyagundam , a holy pool where locals do not fish, flanked by a shiva temple. 
    - Dumriguda waterfalls, near Araku, which is lined by silverwood trees.

  • Activities
  • - Camping, trekking, bathing near the waterfalls and even cooking is done by tourists here, who come for picnic here

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