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Monday, January 9, 2017

Snow Fall In South India? Impossible | Be A Seeker Visit And Enjoy


Hill Village in South India where it snows
Hill Village in South India where it snows



Lambasingi Is A Tiny Hill Village In Andhra Pradesh With A Record Of Snow Fall  



This new exotic travel destination in South India is literally the icing on the cake.
If you are still in two minds about booking a vacation this winter to South India, here are some interesting facts that might make you reconsider your travel plans; for Andhra Pradesh will say 'Atithi Devo Bhava' and welcome you in a way that might be a pure stroke of serendipity.

And guess what? 

A village in Andhra is the only place in the southern region it snows


Snowfall in village Lambasingi south India
Snowfall in village Lambasingi 

Lambasingi is a small hamlet located at an altitude of 1025 meters above sea level in the Chintapalli region of Arakku Valley 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. Temperatures may not go below 0 degree Celsius every year, but when it does, the hill treats you with the most beautiful snowfall.

Tribal House in Lambasingi
Tribal House in Lambasingi

Lambasingi has a lot more to offer. Surrounded by mesmerizing hills, dense forests, and a lot more, this little village makes up for a charming tourist getaway that you CANNOT afford to miss!

What adds to the charm is that while the hill station is sparsely populated, it's home to an isolated exotic tribal community that is engaged in pepper and coffee plantations where you can enjoy tasty organic coffee


The Journey By Train

Hill train to Arakku Valley
Wow! What a journey-Hill train to Arakku Valley

The best part is the train journey. In India, most of the hill trains run in a meter gauge or narrow gauge lines but this is a broad gauge. The line passes through Shimiliguda station which is the highest broad gauge station of India at 996.32 mt above MSL. 
The train line passed through 84 bridges and 58 tunnels. This broad gauge electrified line starts from Kottavalasa, a small station located between Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam stations of Howrah and Chennai main line. After crossing two small stations, the train starts climbing up the hills through tunnels and bridges. Most of the time valley falls in right side of the train while going towards Araku from Vizag and waterfalls remain at left side. On the way, you can see small and big water falls. The green valley and river combination give a spectacular view from the train. The train also passes above the World famous Borra caves, eventually reaching ARAKU in 4 hours ending your dream sequence.

What To do In Lambasingi


Visits to guava orchards, nearby hillocks and waterfalls, paddy fields were the order of the day. or just sit in the grasslands with a good book or enjoy tasty organic coffee whilst kids chased away butterflies. The people are friendly and readily accept you in their midst. Overall an excellent place to just chill and do nothing at all.........

How To Reach


120 KMS from Vizag, 40 Km from Narsipatnam.

Travel Route:
(By Hill Train)

  • Vizag- Araku- Kothapalli- Lambasingi
  • Vizag- Narsipatnam- Kothapalli- Lambasingi 

Stay At Araku Valley


1. Balaji Hotel
Balaji Hotel Garden Road, Araku Valley which was located on the main road of Araku valley, it was pure budget hotel having 12 NonAc Rooms

2. Anantagiri hill resort
Haritha Hill Resort Anantagiri Hills, Anantagiri Hills, The resort is an exceptionally beautiful property with a unique structure. Solely surrounded with the captivating and charming green beds of meadows, this hotel keeps the guests revitalized throughout their sojourn. Nearby massive and fog.

3. Haritha Mayuri hill resort
HARITH MAYURI HILL RESORT is Govt of APTDC Resort in Araku valley.This resort is. deliberately located at Araku Valley.One of the biggest resort of Araku APTDC resorts, The resort have both NonAc and AC Category Rooms with different subcategory like standard and Delux both.

4. Haritha valley resort
HARITH VALLEY RESORT, This also APTDC RESORT which having around 50 rooms. The resort is having their own swimming pool, There is three category of rooms, NonAc rooms, NonAc suit, Ac suit rooms, To find and stay in a resort that has the best view of the Araku valley, this is the one.

5. Dhimsa Resorts
Dhimsa Resorts is located at the center of  ARAKU and is centrally located and is at a walking distance towards bus stand and shopping center. The resort has got lovely ambiance with gleaming lighting and provides its guests with both AC rooms and NonAc rooms.

Replete with picturesque valleys, rich natural beauty coupled with chilling temperatures, Lambasingi is being developed as an upcoming offbeat eco-tourism destination. The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) is also making efforts to open a state-run resort with luring travel packages to welcome tourists. In fact, there has been an increase in the footfall statistics of late, owing to its proximity to Vishakhapatnam and other nearby tourist attractions.
Reports reveal that Lambasingi enjoyed its last snowfall back in 2012. But who knows? You might just get lucky this year! 
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