(Last Updated on : 17/01/2015)
Hill stations of Andhra Pradesh
play the most important role in ecological and economical ways. People from all parts of India and the world come and visit these places. These hill stations of Andhra Pradesh include Araku Valley
, Horsley Hills, Lammasingi and Nallamalas.
Araku Valley is a hill station in Visakhapatnam district
in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Araku is a valley in the Eastern Ghats Mountain Range
and this place is inhabited by different tribes. Araku Valley is one of the less polluted and less commercialized tourist targets in South India. Araku is admired for its famous coffee plantations. Indias first tribal growers organic coffee brand was launched in the Araku Valley in the year 2007. Thousands of tribal people are engaged in coffee cultivation as farm hands or small farmers.
Horsley Hills is a summer hill resort in Andhra Pradesh. Horsley Hills is about 120 kilometres from Bengaluru via B. Kotha Kota and 144 kilometers from Tirupati. B. Kotha Kota and Madanapalle are the nearest towns of Horsley Hills. Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary is located 87 km away from Horsley Hills. This spot is one of the most important natures delights.
Lambasingi which is also known as Lammasingi is a small village in the Chintapalli Mandal of Vishakapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Lambasingi is situated in the agency area. This place is often referred as "Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh". People from far off places come and visit this place from the month of March to June. The temperatures in Lambasingi go as low as zero degree in December to January. This village is situated at a height of above 1000 meters from the sea level.
Nallamalas also called the Nallamalla Range are a section of the Eastern Ghats Mountain Range which stretches primarily over Kurnool District
, Guntur District
, Prakasam District
, Kadapa District
and Chittoor district of the state of Andhra Pradesh and Mahabubnagar District
, Nalgonda district
of the state of Telangana
. They run in a nearly north-south alignment, which is parallel to the Coromandel Coast for close to 430 kilometres between the Krishna River
and Pennar River. The northern boundaries of Nallamalas are marked by the flat Palnadu basin while in the south it merges with the Tirupati hills. An extremely old system, the hills have been extensively weathered and eroded over the years.