With the winter season coming up in Visakhapatnam, the city is expected to witness a spike in tourist footfalls. Single-digit temperatures are expected to make a return to the valley, bringing a lot of fog and scenic views for visitors. Home to one of the most beautiful hill stations in the country, the Araku Valley provides a perfect contrast to the sunny and humid weather of Vizag. Hence, many Vizagites too escape to Araku during the winter. As the season of picnic is here, let us take a look at the breathtaking tourist destinations in and around Vizag this winter.
Here are some wonderful tourist destinations that you can visit near Vizag this winter:
Starting off with the most popular one, Araku is the most popular hill station in Visakhapatnam District. It witnesses thousands of tourists every year and has multiple tourist attractions in its offering, from waterfalls to caves to some truly breathtaking views of the valley. Many people come here during the winter to camp with their friends, drink some hot beverages and enjoy a night sitting around the fire.
Known commonly as the Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh, Lambasingi is where you catch the extreme of a winter. It is popular as the only place in the district where snowfall can happen. However, every winter, the temperatures drop here drastically, getting into the single digits. But the scenic climate is not the only reason to come here. Lambasingi also has plenty of strawberry plantations,
Having risen recently as a tourist destination in Visakhapatnam, Vanjangi will be on everyone’s tongue when winter comes. It is the ideal place to catch the valley at its best. The sunrises here are unrivalled and at night, a clear sky can lead to some mesmerising stargazing. However, the approach to this place is not the easiest and hence, many tourists actually camp here overnight to catch an early glimpse of the sunrise.
As an answer Araku, Odisha said – “We also have some beautiful hill stations for you to visit.” Koraput District is gradually becoming a very popular tourist destination for Vizagites and the most popular place there is Deomali. At less than 200 km from Vizag, this beautiful stretch of valley is extremely peaceful. It is an amazing place to camp with your friends while photographers also have a lot to play with. The journey might be difficult but it’s absolutely worth it.
If you’re planning a winter road-trip with your friends, Duduma waterfalls can be your destination. Secluded from all urbanity, this collection of waterfalls epitomises peace with the sceneries around here and the strum of the falls. To top it off, you can check out the sunrise glitter on the water, eat some cooling cucumbers and walk through the fog.
#6 Kalyanapulova reservoir
This reservoir near Narsipatnam is perfectly enveloped by the plains and the valley. This serene place is ideal for a picnic with your friends. During winter, this place attains a different look altogether, with mist floating over the water. Its vastness is set to awe all visitors. Not the most inaccessible of tourist destinations from Visakhapatnam, this reservoir should be on everyone’s bucket list.