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Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills

AP, South India, Adventurous sports, Hill station, History, Nature, Temple, Trekking

Horsley Hills is popular hill resort in Andhra Pradesh. From Tirupathi this resort is located 144 kms away and from Bangalore it is 140Kms away. It is located at Nallamalai Range, near south western border of Andhra Pradesh in Chittoor district. This is a departure point for the wildlife sanctuary named Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is located 87kms away from this hill station. Earlier name of this hill station is Yenugu Mallamma Konda.

 

What to see at Horsley Hill: This is a beautiful hill resort in Andhra Pradesh. Other name of this resort is Yenugu Mallamma Konda. One of the legends of this place is a little girl named mallamma used to take care of the elephants at this place. She acted as a doctor to the tribal’s. Mallamma used to heal the tribal’s at this place. Suddenly she disappeared. So all the tribal’s thought that she was the incarnation of the Goddess and they built a temple for her on this hill. In 1840-43, Collector of Cuddapah Mr.Horsley came to this place and enjoyed the natural beauty. From then onwards he used to come to this place in every summer. This place became summer resort to him. Currently this place is acting as summer resort to the Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Hence this house is also known as Governors bungalow.

 

This place is surrounded by gulmohar, allamanda, Jacaranda, Eucalyptus trees. Other attractions of this place are Horsley Hills Museum, Gaalibanda, High view seeing place, Lake Gangotri and Environmental Park. Adventurous sports such as Trekking, Rappelling also conducts here.

Mallamma Temple: It is located at the top of the Horsley hills. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Mallamma.

 

What to see around Horsley Hills:

Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary: It is located Palamaner in Andhra Pradesh. Several species of trees namely bamboo, bengalensis, Ficus, Ficus religiosa, Ficus tomentosa, Albizia Amara etc can be seen here. Major animal attractions of this palce are wild boar, jungle cat, porcupine, deer, mouse deer, sambar, 4 horned antelope etc. This sanctuary is surrounded by deep valleys and hills. Along with all the above animals visitors can see 3 Indian crocodile species, hippopotamus, hyena, Himalayan black bear, Jaguar, Puma.

 

Getting to Horsley Hill: Horsley hill is well connected with road and railways. From Chintamani, Kottakota, tirupati, Mandanapalli, Angallu, Kurabalakota etc buses come to this place. From secunderabad, Amarvati, Madanapalli, etc trains come to this place. Nearest airport is located at Tirupati.

 

Getting around Horsley Hill: Private Vehicles and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Horsley hill.

 

Best time to visit Horsley Hill: Horsley Hill welcomes the visitors throughout the year. Summer is too hot. So except summer visitors reach this place throughout the year. But trekking lovers come to this place even in the summer.

 

Where to stay at Horsley Hill: Only one hotel is available to stay at this place. Name of this hotel is Haritha Hill resort.

 

Where to eat at Horsley Hill: Hotel at this hill place provides food to the visitors of this place.

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