Lambasingi: A Walk in the Clouds

Often referred to as the ‘Kashmir of South India’, Lambasingi first came under the spotlight when it made headlines for being one of those rare places that receives snowfall even here, down South, in the sultry reaches of the country.

A walk in the clouds

Though winters are when you will usually find people making their way through the mist laden forest to experience the now much talked about snowfall, Lambasingi would be the perfect choice even for a summer road trip.

For not only does the temperature never go over ten degrees even in the summers, you will also have the place to yourself. Making it just the perfect location to spend an idyllic weekend away from the city.

Foggy mornings in Lambasingi

Stay the night in a camp, wake up to bird song, take a walk in the clouds to catch the sun rise over the lush green Eastern Ghats and spend the rest of the day strolling through plantations of coffee and pepper.

If days spent like that make it all the more difficult to pull yourself away, then extend your trip to Lambasingi with a scenic train ride to the Araku Valley. And there you have your very own summer escape in the south without having to change too many flights!

Places of Interest near Lambasingi

Kothapalli Waterfalls

The Kothapalli Waterfalls, just like Lambasingi came to be the weekend destination of choice only in the last few years. Though these waterfalls don’t fall from a great height, the powerfully gushing water on the rocky outcrop makes for a cool and shady picnic spot.

Kothapalli Waterfalls is 35 kilometres from Lambasingi.

Araku Valley

Araku Valley isn’t just Visakhapatnam’s most loved getaway, it is also Andhra’s most popular one. And, right now this valley is getting a lot of love for its organic coffee.

Besides Lambasingi to Araku is just around 90 kilometres, making it the perfect addition to your itinerary.

Where to stay in Lambasingi

While there isn’t much here by way of resorts or a luxurious stay, there are a few campsites that offer the basic amenities.

Some of the popular options to stay at Lamabsingi right now are the State Government run Haritha Lambasingi Resort and Lambasingi Valley View Resorts.

Getting There

Vizag to Lambasingi is roughly a 100 kilometres. One can get to Lambasingi from Vizag in under 2 hours by road.

Hyderabad to Lambasingi is 550 kilometres. It is a 12 hour drive.

Author: Neeharika Satyavada

Hi! I am Neeharika. An award winning photographer and travel writer based out of Hyderabad, India. I love telling stories of heritage, art, culture and off-the-grid travel. But, here on Map In My Pocket you will find more. From moody pictures to comprehensive travel guides; words and images enough to inspire you to travel and also be of help along the way. Thanks for coming along on this visual journey with me, I do hope you enjoy the ride. 🙂

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