(Last Updated on : 15-12-2018)
Lambasingi, the only place in South India
that receives snowfall during the winters, lies about 100 km away from the city of Vishkhapatnam
in the Chintapalli Mandal. This quaint little village of Lambasingi also known as Lammasingi is surrounded by towering hills, lush greenery and dense forests. This misty hill station
is located at an altitude of 1025 m above sea level near the Araku Valley
Etymology of Lambasingi
The name for this Lambasingi village is Korra Bayalu. Korra means 'stick', Bayalu means 'outside', in the local language this means "if someone stays outside the house in the open they will freeze like a stick".
Climate of Lambasingi
Lambasingi records less than 5 degree Celsius even in seasons other than the winter months. Lambasingi experiences the temperatures about 0 degrees Celsius in the months between December to January. The wind from the forest of Lambasingi and the mountains
blowing from Chintapalli become stable at Tajangi valley because of dense trees and water resources. The fog has more humidity because of the abundant water resources and the fog travels from Chintapalli to Tajangi Valley and then to Lambasingi. The temperature in Lambasingi and Tajangi are almost same but Chintapalli is a bit warmer comparatively. Even during the summer months, when the whole of the state reels under severe high temperatures, Lambasingi will be comparatively cold.
Economy of Lambasingi
The people of Lambasingi are dependent on coffee
plantation. All these plantations are being cultivated since the regime in British East India Company
in India. The coffee grown in Lambasingi is exported to the United States of America.
Tourism of Lambasingi
The little hamlet of Lambasingi, nestled in the beautiful and lushly forested Eastern Ghats
, is also home to an isolated tribal
community. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this picturesque village is now being developed by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism
Development Corporation (APTDC) as an ecotourism destination. Listed below are some of the prime tourist attractions of Lambasingi
A mini reservoir that is just 6 km away from Lambasingi. It is beautiful place to halt for while going back from Lambasingi to Vishakhapatnam. The landscapes with hills in the background and the light flowing water just set up the perfect scene for photography.
Located at a distance of 28 km from Lambasingi, lies the completely unexplored waterfall of Araku Valley, the Kothapally Waterfalls which is a beautiful pristine cascading waterfall. The beauty of which still remains unperturbed since there are no signs of any infrastructure close by it.
Located at 120 km from Lambasingi in Kakinada
, the Uppada Beach
offers a relaxed and rejuvenating ambience to enjoy the sun kissed sand and water. The wide shore is a major attraction of this beach
. The clear water, the silver sand and the golden sun gifts the beach with a majestic beauty.
Lambasingi in Andhra Pradesh is easily connected via roadways
; it is well connected by the National Highway
5. The Vishakhaptanam Airport
is the closest at a distance of 107 km from Lambasingi, while, the Chintapalli railway
station is the nearest at a distance of 19 km from the small hill station.