Lambasanghi! Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh!!

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27th Dec 2017
Photo of Lambasanghi! Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh!! by arunchand kasukurthi

This is about my trip to Lambasanghi as we know through the internet or Lammasingi called by the locals. We were three friends who did this trip. We started off from Vizag with lots of expectations in mind about the place which is 127 km away. We called upon a guy for our accommodation there. Finding accommodation is a little tough as there are not many. And luckily we thought we found one, but still with some instincts in my mind, we carried the tent along with us. We took the route via Narsipatnam to reach our destination. The drive was scenic after we got off the highway towards Narsipatnam. I would suggest to cover this stretch close to sunset time, you'll be amazed by the Eastern ghats trying to hide the Sun behind them as it sets behind them slowly. As we are supposed to take the keys for our accommodation at Narsipatnam, we stopped and waited for the person who hands us the keys to our stay. After a long wait we were asked to come to Lammasingi to collect. Now in that place except BSNL no mobile network is present. That was a short stretch of ghat section after Narsipatnam to reach Lammasingi. The temperature kept dropping the closer we got to the place. And there we're at the entrance of Lammasingi with temperature dropped to 9 degrees. Very few people to see, like the village was going to shut for the day. And back to our guy who gives us the keys a few steps down the road we got all the mobile signals and few steps back all gone. Some how we managed to call that guy and got the keys. But the itch of adventure started in my head. Of course the stay isn't that great. I'm not ok to stay there though my friends insisted. We were on the streets thinking what to do. Our hands were freezing for the cold weather. There was a fire lit by locals beside the road. Warmed up there for a bit. We had tea from a shop next to bonfire. And a coffee too immediately as were thinking about alternatives. There's no drink better than tea and coffee to relax your mind. Luckily we saw a poster saying tented accommodation. It was like a sigh of relief for us. There were contact numbers. And again walked few steps down to get the signals and called that guy. A master stroke for us. Local revenue officer booked that guy for not obtaining permission to pitch tents as a commercial business. Yet again back to square one. With that adventure itch and that too a tent with us, we called that guy again to enquire about suitable camping grounds in the surrounding. He gave us some suggestions. And we were set to explore our hunt for suitable camping ground in the dark. But our first priority is dinner. We only had breakfast. And there is just one hotel which looked like a home. When we enquired it's time up. So we requested to make omlette atleast for three of us. An elderly lady in that house heard is requesting her son and said she will cook egg curry and rice for us. We paid the money and went to find the camping ground first. We drove close to 2 km inside the village in the dark and found a place at yajangi next to a dam. Actually that's the place where commercial tenting accommodation was seized by revenue officials. So place to pitch the tent was fixed and we headed back for dinner. Our dinner was served hot. Initially it looked more in quantity and that too very hot. But that was the best meal we had outside home. Our plates were as clean as it were before serving food. And after a delicious dinner we were back to the place where we are about to pitch in the tent. That was a flat ground next to the dam. We took the car and started to unpack our tent under the headlights. After a little struggle by going through how to pitch the tent manual paper as we did it for the first time. And our tent was ready to occupy. Now camping without bonfire?? No way. As mentioned this is place where the commercial tented accommodation was provided, wood is readily available for us. But there was a guy to take care of their stuff left. We bought a litre of diesel with us while coming, keeping bonfire in our minds. We paid him a 100 bucks and took the wood. As the wood absorbed lot of moisture we struggled almost for half an hour to let the fire burn. And it's all set. But the temperature dropped even further. Few people started coming to that place for partying with bonfire. In just 2 hours that place seemed to get crowded with people and bonfires everywhere. But we were a bit inside. A sky full of stars, the sighting was really amazing. It reminded me of my childhood days when the sky always used to be full of stars. After warming up near the bonfire, we called it a day. Two of us slept in the tent and one in the car. It was very cold. By the time the temperature dropped to 4 degrees.

Photo of Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh, India by arunchand kasukurthi
Photo of Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh, India by arunchand kasukurthi
Photo of Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh, India by arunchand kasukurthi
Photo of Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh, India by arunchand kasukurthi

Bonfire..

Photo of Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh, India by arunchand kasukurthi

Our tent!

Photo of Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh, India by arunchand kasukurthi
Photo of Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh, India by arunchand kasukurthi
Photo of Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh, India by arunchand kasukurthi
Day 2

With lot of noise being heard from outside we woke up as if the sun rised already. But it's only 4am. A number of people outside for sight seeing at the dam. As this place is one of the must visit places there so it's obvious to expect the presence of people. We woke up and it's a very beautiful sight. The whole place was covered with dense fog and it's really a mesmerizing sight. The fog moving on the water like fumes over it. And we set to leave from that place after exploring it's surroundings for a while. We stopped on the way in between to check some other sight which we felt worthy. We reached lammasinghi village again, had our breakfast and now headed towards Strawberry farm. Strawberries usually won't grow there, but it's grown using a controlled environment and other agricultural techniques. We ate few at the farm and they tasted really good. And that's it. Concluded our journey. There isn't much to do or visit in Lammasingi. It's just a place to experience the chilling weather during nights and foggy mornings with a beautiful sunrise. The way towards Sileru and the place itself is also very scenic apart from Lammasingi. People can try that if interested. Overall that's a very good experience for us. Though not planned properly in terms of stay and all it turned out to be a very good experience with a bit of last minute adventure for all three of us. But plan well before going as very less options of accommodation are available at this point of time. And finally it's really worth to visit this place and plan your winter gear accordingly if going during winters as it's very cold up there!

Papayas next to Strawberry farm..

Photo of Lambasanghi! Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh!! by arunchand kasukurthi

@Strawberry farm!

Photo of Lambasanghi! Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh!! by arunchand kasukurthi

Dam site@ Yajangi

Photo of Lambasanghi! Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh!! by arunchand kasukurthi

Random flowers..

Photo of Lambasanghi! Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh!! by arunchand kasukurthi
Photo of Lambasanghi! Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh!! by arunchand kasukurthi
Photo of Lambasanghi! Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh!! by arunchand kasukurthi

Sunrise!

Photo of Lambasanghi! Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh!! by arunchand kasukurthi

4 degrees ❄️

Photo of Lambasanghi! Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh!! by arunchand kasukurthi
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