Padmapuram Botanical gardens are part of the Eastern Ghats and are situated in the Araku road. The garden was built during the time of the Second World War with the aim of growing vegetables for the soldiers who were fighting in the war. It was simply called Botanical Garden back then. However, now there is much more to the gardens than simply growing vegetables. Padmapuram Botanical Gardens now contain a horticultural nursery that includes exotic and rare species of flowers and trees.
Another important feature of the Padmapuram Botanical Gardens is a toy train that is enjoyed by both kids and adults alike. The toy train has been planted within the Gardens, to give the tourists a tour of the entire area. The garden also has interesting features such as an exclusive rose garden as well as tree top huts. These huts are available for rent and have to be booked in advance.