Heading to Vanjangi hill station
If you are looking for a place to retreat to with amazing views where you can feel literally on top of the world you might want to check out Vanjangi hill station in Andhra Pradesh in the Eastern Ghats, Visakhapatnam district. There truly are very few better places to watch the sunrise from, amongst the clouds, 3400 feet up on a cool morning slowly revealing the Vanjangi hilltops and the vista below. It is a recent discovery, the most recent Indian hill station to become more well known and a special place to visit for people who love nature, impressive views, mountains and trekking.
Being referred to by visitors as Megha Samudram aka the Ocean of Clouds because of how the light hits the collection of significant clouds each morning. It is a sight worth taking some time to come out and see. Where once the village had low numbers, due to the recent increase of visitors more are turning it into a potential tourist destination. It will be important on your visit to make sure you do not leave behind garbage so that place stays clean and resplendent. To get there you can drive the 3 hours from Visakhapatnam and then from there it is 6km from Paderu village. Be prepared for another 5km hike through the forest to reach the top. Head off with time before sunrise to get the most from the views but it is a great spot any time of day.
Let us look at Jims jungle retreat
Another great option if you are looking for a retreat is Jims jungle retreat in Corbett Park, in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. Rather than high views and golden clouds here you can experience nature in all its glory, from wildlife and birds to many species of plants and trees. From close to some very comfortable lodgings you can hear the tigers growl, or a tusker trumpet, or watch smaller mammals rustling close by and see magnificent birds in the air and trees. It is a place that has a great impact on your connection to the world around you.
As well as eating well and enjoying luxury accommodation you can head out on one of many trails, to get even closer to things. Go on a night walk and have an expert show you things you wouldn’t normally see at this time! Spread across 15 acres of land there are grasslands, water bodies and forests to explore so a lot of different ecosystems to learn about. You can choose to mix your adventure with some Jeep Safaris if you do not want to trek each day. There are also cycling expeditions, bird-watching walks and more. Jims jungle retreat gets great reviews from visitors every year and is set in India’s oldest national park it is a place experts, first-timers and amateurs will be glad to see.