Red Sand Hills

About Red Sand Hills:

Erra Matti Dibbalu also called as Red Sand Hills, a notified National Geo-heritage Monument, is situated at the outskirts of Visakhapatnam City. It is located very near to the Bay of Bengal and is one of Visakhapatnam’s many heritage sites.

The red colour of the dunes is said to be due to the “ferrogination” of “haemitite”. This simply means that iron-rich material haemitite coated the loose sand grains and when it got exposed to the elements the stuff oxidized over a period of time. Just like a nail exposed to salty air would get corroded and appear red in colour.

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Activity:

The Erra Matti Dibbalu are segmented and stabilised coastal red sediment mounds between Visakhapatnam and Bheemunipatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, July, Summer, August, September, Monsoon, October, November, Autumn
Location: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Visakhapatnam Airport

The nearest Airport Visakhapatnam Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Visakhapatnam Airport to Red Sand Hills is 8.3kms

Railway Station: Visakhapatnam Railway station

The nearest Railway station Visakhapatnam Railway station . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Visakhapatnam Railway station to  Red Sand Hills is 13.5kms

Bus Stand: Visakhapatnam Bus station

The nearest Bus Stand is Visakhapatnam Bus station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Visakhapatnam Bus station to Red Sand Hills is 15.8kms

Image Credits: Google

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