If you were told that there is a place in Andhra Pradesh where sometimes it SNOWS, would you believe it? That’s right. Snowfall. In Andhra Pradesh!
Lambasingi is a small hamlet located at an altitude of 1025 meters above sea level in Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh that had once experienced snowfall in winter in the past, and if we’re lucky, we might get it this time as well! In fact, Lambasingi is also known by another name- Korra Bayalu, which, in their local language, means “if someone stays out in the open they would freeze like a stick!” But apart from being a stunning destination in the South that sometimes experiences snowfall in India, Lambasingi has a lot more to offer. Surrounded by mesmerising hills, dense forests, and a lot more, this little village makes up for a charming tourist getaway that you CANNOT afford to miss!
1. The ‘Kashmir of South India’
As already established, the village experiences below 0°C temperature and chilly winds in winter, with a spell of snow sometimes. And not just in winters, but throughout the year, the temperatures stay below 10°C. Interestingly, all places just 2 kms away from Lambasingi have temperatures as normal as a typical place in Southern India is supposed to have.
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2. Adventure Quotient: Trekking & Camping On Remote Hills
The hills and valleys also provide opportunities for adventure activities at and near Lambasingi. A lot many people come here to engage in adventure activities and go for hiking, trekking, & camping on remote hills.
3. Araku Valley: The Colourful Collage of Roses and Fruits
This valley is a natural grandeur with its greenery, waterfalls, streams, coffee fields, and rose gardens of different colours. This is undoubtedly among the best places to visit in Lambasingi. The alluring pastoral hues, lush mango orchards, vast grasslands, and a soothing climate would compel you to keep coming back. Don’t forget to visit Coffee House when you’re here to stock up a supply of freshly plucked coffee beans.
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4. Kothapally Waterfalls: The Undiscovered Chapter of Ecstasy
The waterfalls, located a mere 27.2 km away from Lambasingi, are now getting noticed and gaining popularity among tourists. The gracefully cascading waterfalls are still in untouched, pristine form with no human imprint on it in the form of public infrastructure.
5. Uppada Beach: From the Freezing Winds to a Warm Breeze
Craving for a little sunshine and warmth after all the fog and biting cold? Get to Uppada Beach in Kakinada located a mere 120 km and 2.5 hours away from lambasingi. Enjoy the sea breeze and bask in the warmth of the sun on this beautiful beach.
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6. Ghat Road: A Romantic Walk…in the Thick Fog
This solitary, undisturbed, and scarcely populated hamlet should be on the list of must visit places for all couples, owing to all these attributes. But what adds to the romantic appeal of this place is the blanket of mist that envelops it at all times. How best to enjoy a perfect date with your better half than take a walk down the Ghat Road….while the fog ensures absolute privacy for all your cuddly moments!
7. The Sprawling Coffee and Pepper Plantations
The major source of income here is the coffee and pepper that villagers grow, which is exported to US as well as many European nations. The vast expanse across which these plantations are spread is a sight too pretty to miss.
8. A Blend of Lush Greens & Pale Mists
The hills, the dense forests, the valleys, and the plantations contribute in making Lambasingi a place with prolific natural beauty. People who visit the tiny village are always in awe of its natural splendour and its tranquility.
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