Cooler Climes and Hilly Retreats – Andhra Pradesh

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These retreats tucked away in the mountain ranges of the Indian sub-continent are ideal getaways from the searing heat of the plains during summer.

During winters these hills and mountains are some the most romantic vacation destinations, with snow clad mountains in the North Indian retreats to the chill and misty weather in the South Indian hills.

The Hill Stations in Andhra Pradesh are bestowed with the richness of natural flora. The lush green landscape, the transverse hill slopes extending across the region impinges another hue to the colourful landscape.

 

Ananthagiri

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A great combination of the thick woods and the waterfalls makes Ananthagiri a must visit hill station in Andhra Pradesh. This place can be visited anytime in the year, but summers are the best time to enjoy the view. Lush of greenery with the added coffee plantation in the hills makes a splendid vacation towards this hill station.

The famous Borra Caves are very close to Ananthagiri. This unexplored and peaceful environment of the hill station attracts tourists from various parts of the state. Watching the panoramic views ranging from sunrise, sunset, thick forests and mountain ranges cover the route between Vizag to Ananthagiri. The Ananthagiri hill resort is a perfect getaway from the hot and humid weather of Vizag in summer months.

 

Araku Valley

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Araku Valley in Vishakhapatnam is one of the most picturesque hill stations near Hyderabad that is popular for its rich bio diversity. This absolutely pleasurable getaway begins with an interesting and pictorial drive through dense forests, coffee plantations and more. Araku Valley is also home to several indigenous tribes.

The thick forest that envelops the Araku Valley offers extensive trekking tours and also some of the thrilling exploration into the caves present there. This valley is surrounded by mountains like Galikonda, Raktakonda, Sunkarimetta and Chitamogondi. Jindhagada Peak, the tallest peak in Eastern Ghats and the tallest in Andhra Pradesh is situated near Araku.

 

Horsley Hills

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Horsley Hills is a beautiful getaway located in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. It is set an altitude of 4100 ft. The place is a famous tourist spot which has much to offer to all the tourists, right from scenic locations to adventurous activities. This captivating hill station assures one with a great holiday amid beauty and tranquillity.

 

Lambasingi

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Nestled at an altitude of 2600 feet above sea level, the tiny hamlet – Lambasingi – is one of the coolest places in South India. A land once anonymous and undiscovered, Lambasingi earned the sobriquet of “Andhra Kashmir,” with night temperatures often falling to sub-zero level. Of late, it became a popular tourist destination and an exotic summer retreat. Picturesque beauty, dense foliage, chilled weather and mist makes the places even more mysterious and amazing.