29th May 2024

Lammasingi: Kashmir of the South

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One of the first things that come to mind while discussing south India is its heat. ‘Oh, it’s so hot in those regions’, most people who don’t belong from there would snap. Yet, even amidst all the scorch and sweat of the southern side of India is a place, with only as much as about 500 people, that could look Kashmir in its face, as the winters arrive!

Lammasingi, also known as Lambasingi , is a small village in the Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.

In 2012, due to an unexpected change in the climate, the temperature of the village plummeted to zero degree Celsius. Since then, every December and January every year has been witnessing zero-degree chills. It does come as a jaw-dropping surprise to know that it is also the only place in the entire south India where it snows.

No wonder people call Lammasingi the ‘Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh’!

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