A quiet break, from the hustle and bustle of city life, is most welcome by many staying in Visakhapatnam. There are a number of nearby tourist destinations, around the City of Destiny, which can be covered over a weekend. One such place is the village of Vanjangi, which is at a distance of 101 km by road from Vizag. This is a must-visit place for all the mountain trekkers. Here is a quick guide on how to cover the Vanjangi distance from Vizag.
The shortest and more convenient route to cover Vanjangi distance from Vizag is via Vaddadi Madugula, Paderu, Dumbriguda Road. If you start at 2’ o’clock in the morning you would probably reach Vanjangi in time for the sunrise.
About a 3-hour drive from Visakhapatnam, Vanjangi is located 3,400 feet above sea level, therefore offering some breathtakingly astonishing spectacles. As you reach the vantage point at the locale, you can see dense clouds floating endlessly amid the hills. For the first thing in the morning, this is certainly a sight to behold. The most special moment of the visit to Vanjangi is during the sunrise, when an orange twilight, beyond the cloud cover, proudly announces the arrival of the sun. The village has slowly emerged as the latest tourist sensation in Visakhapatnam.
Vanjangi village doesn’t have any accommodation facilities for the tourists yet. But many are opting to camp in the open spaces. You can also stay at Araku, and start at 3 or 4 in the morning from Araku to Paderu which is about a distance of 40km. From here a 6 km long motorable road needs to be taken. Thereafter, with the way not feasible for travel by motor vehicles, the visitors have to take a trek of 4-5 km to the hilltop. After a tedious trek, you get to the breathtaking sunrise view from the vantage point.
Do not forget to stop while covering the distance from Vizag to Vanjangi and capture the early-morning beautiful sceneries.
Disclaimer: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, kindly make it a note to practice social distancing and follow the safety measures like sanitising during your trip to Vanjangi.