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Aravenu is a village in Kotagiri Taluk of The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India. The population is largely Badaga and it is thought to be an original Badaga Hatti. It is the headquarters of the Jackanarai panchayat.
The area is rich in wildlife. Indian bison can be spotted grazing in the wooded areas. Other animals that thrive here include leopards, spotted deer and wild boar.
- Paul Hockings, Christiane Pilot-Raichoor (1992). A Badaga-English Dictionary. p. 575. ISBN 311012677X.
- Dharmalingam Venugopal (2006). The Nilgiris: a guide to the blue Mountains of South India. p. 117.