Located on the Visakhapatnam-Araku Ghat Road, Tyda is an extremely serene and attractive forest resort with the beautiful retreat Jungle Bells. It is located at a height 2,000 feet above sea level. The road leading to this beautiful eco-tourism project is equally captivating and alluring. The lush green fields, plantations and farms make a breathtaking view. There is even a train ride that visitors can take to reach the forest resort. This ride is really a wonderful experience as the train meanders through dense forests, tunnels and hillocks. Jungle Bells is spread over an area of five acres and boasts of 18 beautifully furnished cottages. The surrounding forest is teeming with a wide array of wildlife. Visitors also can enjoy hiking, trekking, bird watching and visiting tribal hamlets located within the forest.
Places to see at Tyda: The forest resort is in itself the attraction of the place. The profuse greenery of the surroundings and a stay amidst the lap of nature is in itself a wonderful experience. The park is home to species of animals such as the hares and avid fauna. The tourists will enjoy upto the fullest here. Make a complete tour of the forest resort and rejuvenate your body and mind completely.
Nearby attractions from Tyda: From Tyda you can make visits to the places like:
15km from Tyda, the caves open with 100 meter on horizontal plane and about 75 meters on vertical plane. These caves spread over an area of one square KM and the origin of river Gosthani which flows through the district. Breath taking hilly terrain, beautiful landscape, semi-evergreen moist deciduous forests, and wild fauna of the area are a visual feast. This cave is the biggest in India considering the area it has spread geographically. One can see different formations of the stalactites and stalagmites as Shiv-Paravathi, Mother-Child, Rushi’s Beard, Human Brain, Crocodile, Tiger and Cows udder.
Located at a distance of 40 km, it is a Hill station in Visakhapatnam. It is famous for its scenic beauty. Situated on the eastern ghats, it has valley, water falls and streams flowing by the side of the train track and roads.
Things to do at Tyda: The site provides ample opportunities for rock climbing and target shooting using a bow and an arrow. Birdwatchers will find the place an absolute treat, for it is the hub of the no. of bird species.
Best time to visit Tyda: The best time to visit is between the months of October and February when the weather conditions remain pleasant here. It is also an ideal time for bird watching as the heat keeps most of the birds away during summers.
How to go ?
Tyda is 75 km from Visakhapatnam. Visakhapatnam has a major airport which is well connected to most major cities of the country like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Tirupati. Flights from Dubai also operate from Visakhapatnam. From Visakhapatnam cars are available on hire that will take you to Tyda within 2hrs. The buses going from Visakhapatnam to Araku also a drop at Tyda. The nearest international airport is Hyderabad located at a distance of 675 km from Tyda. You can avail cars from Hyderabad which will take you to Tyda. It is better to halt at Visakhapatnam.
Tyda has no railway station. Visakhapatnam located at a distance of 75 km from Tyda which has an important railway station lying on Chennai – Delhi main line. This station is connected with all cities in India by rail. Tourists can get direct trains from Delhi (Samta Express), Mumbai (Konark Express), Kolkata (Coromandel Exp), Chennai (Dbrg Ypr Expres) and Bangalore (Hwh Ypr Express). From Visakhapatnam cars are available on hire that will take you to Tyda within 2hrs. The buses going from Visakhapatnam to Araku also drops at Tyda.
From Visakhapatnam the buses going to Araku will drop you at Tyda. You can also avail private cars from Vizag. Buses are also available from Araku and Hyderabad.
Where to stay ?
The Jungle Bells Nature Camp offers excellent accommodation facilities.
For booking details you may contact : +91-099588-91368, 0891 -278 8820.
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