Visakhapatnam: Tents providing shelter to tourists are now all the rage in Andhra Pradesh tourist spots.
The shortage of cabins, rooms and the high cost of accommodation facilities in some luxury hotels and resorts are cited as the reasons for the growing demand for tents.
“We have four chalets in Lammasingi while over 100 tents are available. A private agency takes care of the tents. We get Rs 300 commission for each tent, which is rented at Rs 1,000 for 24 hours, ”said AP Tourism Development Corporation.
Baboji added that they are developing nearly 100 cabins in Lammasingi. The work is in progress and almost 20 percent of the work remains.
Demand for tents has increased after Visakhapatnam started recording freezing temperatures of below 15 degrees Celsius in recent days. Reason, tourists can enjoy the campfire in front of their tents.
“Araku recorded a minimum temperature of 12.1 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. The temperature will drop further in the coming days,” an IMD official told the newspaper.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Aishwarya Deva, internal surgeon at the Hyderabad-based RVM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, who visited Araku with his seven friends, said: “It was a memorable experience for all of us. The sunrise over Vizag beach is awesome. We very much enjoyed the winter trip to Araku and the surrounding area. The bamboo chicken prepared by tribal groups along the road to Araku is delicious. “
Tourism players take advantage of the cold weather by offering special tourist packages to the tourist sites of the Vizag agency.
Another tourist said: “A taxi charged seven of us 7,000 rupees to travel from Vizag station to Araku covering some tourist spots like Borra Caves. It is too expensive in our opinion. “
On the other hand, ITDA officials, including project manager Gopala Krishna, have asked officials to ensure that the tents are only pitched by tribals as it is a source of life for them. . Police and other government authorities have strictly warned tourists not to engage in anti-social activities by abusing the tents.
Minimum temperatures on December 15
Pedabayalu – 11.5 degrees Celsius
Araku – 12.1 degrees Celsius
GK Veedhi – 12.4 degrees Celsius
Paderu – 13.6 degrees Celsius
Chintapalli – 14.4 degrees Celsius.