Chaparai Waterfalls

 Chaparai Waterfalls

Chaparai Waterfalls is an enchanting cascade situated amidst the lush greenery of the Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh, India. The cascading waterfall, also known as the Dumbriguda waterfalls, is a popular tourist destination, attracting nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.


The waterfalls are nestled about 15 kilometers from Araku town, along the Paderu-Araku road. The scenic drive to the waterfalls is an adventure in itself, offering breathtaking views of the verdant valleys and coffee plantations that dot the landscape.


Apart from enjoying the scenic beauty of the waterfalls, visitors can engage in various activities such as:

  • Swimming and bathing: The natural pool at the base of the waterfalls is a popular spot for swimming and bathing. The invigorating waters provide a refreshing escape from the summer heat.
  • Trekking and hiking: The area around the waterfalls offers several trekking trails that lead to scenic viewpoints and hidden waterfalls.
  • Picnicking: The lush green surroundings provide ample space for a delightful picnic amidst nature.
  • Photography: The waterfalls and the surrounding landscape are a photographer's paradise, offering endless opportunities to capture stunning images.

Best Time to Visit:

The Chaparai Waterfalls are best visited during the monsoon season (June to September) when the waterfalls are in full flow. However, the waterfalls are still worth a visit during the rest of the year, as the surrounding greenery remains vibrant throughout the year.

Tips for Visitors:

  • Wear comfortable shoes, as the terrain around the waterfalls can be slippery.
  • Carry sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Bring along a change of clothes if you plan to swim or bathe.
  • Pack snacks and water, as there are limited food options available near the waterfalls.
  • Be mindful of the environment and dispose of any waste responsibly.
  • Respect local customs and traditions.