Winter is coming… Well, not for the South Indians. Although we are blessed with breath taking coasts or its delectable cuisine, we are still far from the sparkling fairy tale snowy lands. Our only chance to experience some freezing snow times are neither the snow city or a long trip to Manali.
Hm… but, what about Lambasingi? Have you heard about the place? Well, Lambasingi is a small misty hill station in Visakhapatnam’s Chintapalli town, located at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, fondly known as the ‘Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh’. According to history, Lambasingi also is known as ‘Korra Bayalu’ which means “if someone stays out in them at night, they would freeze like a stick by morning”.
The village will be covered with white mist that swirls around throughout the year and during winter, the place will be freezing to death. Although every time the temperature won’t go below 0 degrees. But when it does, the hill will treat you with the most magical snowfall that you can ever see in your life.
Lambasingi is not only known for the snowfall. The hill station is also home to an isolated tribal community which works at the pepper and coffee plantations. Just imagine a day in the sparkly snow with sipping some authentic coffee with your friends/partner. It is not over yet, you can also visit the Kothapalli waterfalls and even 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 the tourists all over India.
So, according to the reports, the last time 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.