Heavy Weekend Tourist Rush at Lambasingi, Borra Caves, and Vizag’s Popular Spots

Sonali Saha
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Vishakhapatnam and its surrounding areas, particularly Lambasingi and Borra Caves in the ASR district of Andhra Pradesh, have experienced a surge in tourist visits this weekend, thanks to the mild and pleasant weather.

Officials from the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) revealed that all resorts, both government-run and private, have been fully booked until January 2. The ongoing tourist season is expected to continue till Sankranti, attracting visitors to various picturesque locations.

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In addition to agency areas, numerous tourists flocked to popular spots in Visakhapatnam, such as RK Beach, TU 142 aircraft museum, Sea Harrier (fighter jet), submarine museum, Kailasagiri Hill resort, Bheemili, Thotlakonda Buddhist shrine, and Yarada. The Simhachalam temple also witnessed a significant influx of pilgrims, especially on the occasion of Vaikunta Ekadasi.

Tour operators in the ASR district highlighted the attraction of thick fog until late morning and in the afternoon, drawing tourists to experience the unique climate. The minimum temperature ranged between 7 to 9 degrees Celsius in recent days, rising to a more pleasant 11 degrees Celsius on Saturday. Notably, many youngsters preferred bike rides from Visakhapatnam to Lambasingi to enjoy the scenic route.

However, disappointed visitors like Sudipta Bhattacharjee from Durgapur, West Bengal, expressed their frustration at the lack of accommodation, hinting at the shortage of cottages in both government and private sectors compared to the high visitor numbers. Many tourists had to shorten their stay due to inadequate lodging options.

APTDC’s manager at Lambasingi, T. Appala Naidu, mentioned having only 15 cottages, while private accommodations offer around 200, leading more than 500 people to resort to setting up tents. Plans are in place to construct additional cottages by the end of next year to cater to the growing demand.

Meanwhile, Borra Caves welcomed over 6,000 tourists on Saturday, with expectations of exceeding 10,000 visitors on Sunday and Monday, as per the cave’s manager. In Araku Valley, the demand for rooms surpassed availability, with only over 1,000 rooms, including those from APTDC and private accommodations, causing challenges for tourists seeking lodging options.

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