The dawn unfolds gradually, and a golden horizon pops into view as the sun rises from the midst of dense, wispy clouds. The morning is cool and crisp, and every sense is heightened as one witnesses the dreamlike cascade of clouds billow like a river. The sun rises over the cleaving of two hills and soon you find yourself standing above a veritable abode of clouds, which float like sea waves would, under the influence. Soon, the mountain tops reveal themselves, leaving you to behold the canvas of a beautiful morning.
Rising 3,400 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL), the Vanjangi Hills are home to one of the most beautiful sunrises. They get their name from a village near Paderu in the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, in Visakhapatnam district. Vanjangi is the latest hill station in India to have surfaced and is enjoying quite a moment among mountain lovers.
The majestic views from the Vanjangi hills was something largely unheard of until recently. The place shot to fame recently after trekkers and nature lovers, ecstatic about their discovery, shared their experience on social media.
This newly discovered hill haven has already earned the moniker Megha Samudram, or, the Ocean of Clouds. And the naming seems quite appropriate, too, since never have tourists witnessed an assemblage of clouds at such an altitudes, every beautiful morning. The golden light tinting the cloud cover as it floats endlessly, is actually a sight not to be missed....
A drive hour drive from Vizag (around 100KMs). Once you reach Paderu, a 6 KM road can be taken that can lead to the point where the trek starts. From there one has to trek up to the view point.