A guide to Lambasingi, a beautiful hill station and a weekend getaway in Andhra
If you want a peaceful and quiet vacation with the ability to witness breathtaking views and click lots of photos, then Lambasingi is the place for you.
Lambasingi is a small village located in Chintapalli mandal of the district of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The hamlet is nestled in the picturesque mountains of the Eastern Ghats. Located about 1000 meters above sea level, Lambasingi offers visitors a pleasant climate, a view of dense forests and a peaceful weekend. Considering that several parts of Andhra Pradesh experience very high temperatures during the summer, a trip to Lambasingi can be a break.
Lambasingi, unlike other hill stations, is not yet overly commercial. Although one can find shops selling spices, tea and coffee, the usual activity of a hill station might be lacking, unlike in Ooty and Kodaikanal. That’s good news for those looking for a quiet getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. As tourists flock here on weekends, Lambasingi once again becomes a quiet village on weekdays.
The village is located approximately 107 kilometers from the Visakhapatnam Airport and is not too far a destination if you plan to get off by car. The hairpin bends and the view of the misty mountains make driving enjoyable. If you plan to use public transport, buses and taxis can be used to reach Lambasingi from Vizag.
While Lambasingi offers tourists a few resorts and hotels that have recently sprung up in the hill station, if you can befriend a local resident, you can find host families. Lately, groups have also started offering tents for tourists to stay overnight. For anything between Rs 1,500 and Rs 2,500 you can make a deal for a tent, food and also an early morning guided hike. Some packages also include a visit to a strawberry farm, where you can go strawberry picking.
Although Lambasingi has no entertainment options after the sun goes down, you can try some local cuisine and go to bed early as no visit to Lambasingi is complete without a hike to the magnificent viewpoint. There are a few routes you can take to get to the viewpoint, there is one that claims to be the shortest way to the top of the hill. People usually get up as early as 4 a.m., hoping to catch the sunrise from the vantage point. Although the hike is strenuous and tiring, once you reach the top you will be amazed to witness the sunrise. Just pray that it isn’t a cloudy morning to make sure you have the view that makes the display picture perfect!
If you are the type to look for partying, nightlife, and entertainment then Lambasingi is not your kind of place. If you want a peaceful and quiet vacation with the possibility of witnessing breathtaking views and plenty of photos, then Lambasingi is the place for you. Two days would be enough for Lambasingi. Depending on the season, you can also buy dragon fruit, pineapples, fresh apples from the farms. You will also find coffee and pepper for sale.
Thanks to the connectivity issues, if you are planning a trip to Lambasingi, you will have a lot of “time for me” and, of course, the opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones. However, be sure to wear masks, maintain a safe distance, and practice hand hygiene as the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over.
TNM visited Lambasingi, watch this video:
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