Winter is coming… Well, not for the South Indians. Although those in the south of India are blessed with breathtaking coasts and delectable cuisine, they are still far from the sparkling fairy tale snowy lands. Their only chance to experience some snow in the snow city is a long trip to Himachal or Kashmir or to travel overseas.
Lambasingi is a secret hideout for those who love snow. Lambasingi is a small misty hill station in the Eastern Ghats of Vizag’s Chintapalli town, located at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, known as the ‘Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh’. Lambasingi is known as ‘Korra Bayalu’ which means “if someone stays out here at night, they would freeze like a stick by morning”.
The village is covered with white mist that swirls around throughout the year and during winter, the place is freezing to death. Although, it’s not always that the temperatures falls below zero degrees, but when it does, the hills treat you with magical snowfall.
Lambasingi is not only known for snowfall. The hill station is also home to an isolated tribal community that works at pepper and coffee plantations. Imagine a day in the sparkly snow sipping some authentic coffee with your friends or partner. You can also visit the Kothapalli waterfalls and can camp at the Thajangi reservoir.
The rich natural beauty of Lambasingi is also being developed as an upcoming offbeat eco-tourism destination. The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) is making efforts to open a state-run resort with travel packages for tourists all across India.
Lambasingi experienced snowfall in 2012. Yes, it’s been a long time but who knows maybe this winter will bring some sparkling snow to Lambasingi.