However, as we traveled through more than 25 hills, we realised that this was not the real picture. These agency areas kept us hungry as there was not one tiny hotel that could provide us some food.
Nature is a treasure, Lambasinghi is the proof.
These agency areas were situated in the lofty valleys, about 30-40 km away from each other, making it tough for the Tribals and other villagers to travel even for basic necessities. They have settled in groups of about 120-160 people. Most of them live in areas that is a km away from the periphery of the dense forests. They cultivate vegetables including carrot, potatoes, cabbage and fruits such as pineapple. Most of this produce is consumed and sold in areas close by, while some part of it is sent to big towns like Kakinada and Tuni. They also use firewood from the forests for other needs.