Horsley Hill Station

Horsley Hill Station History, Accommodation and Route info

The wooded hills got their name from W.D.Horsley, a British Collector of Kadapa District, who discovered the place in 1870 and in subsequent years spent his summer here. He even constructed a large cottage but there was no access by road.

In 1958 a road was laid and the cottage on top of the hill was used for the summer sojourn of the Governor of Andhra Pradesh for many years. You can drive through the groves of teak, sandalwood, eucalyptus, Gulmohar and mango and other luxuriant emeralds green vegetation.

Horsley Hill Station
Ghat Road

Horsley hill is locally known as “Enugu Mallamma Konda”, is a popular tourist spot for the nature lover – trekking, bird watching or just leisurely walks in the lap of virgin nature, amidst rich flora and fauna.

There are interesting spots adjoining Horsley Hills – ‘Gurram Konda’, so named as the steep pathway was accessible only on horseback.

Horsley Hill Station

What is the Best time to visit Horsley Hills?

Best Time to visit is between Oct to Jun. Jul, Aug and Sep will be raining. Winter season will be from Oct to Jan. Summer season will be from Feb to Jun. This hill station is also called as Andhra Ooty as tourists plan their vacation during summer to escape the summer heat.

Horsley Hill Station Hotel Rooms

Room TypeNo.Of
Per Room  
10 years)
Per Room  
(3 – 10 years)
Room Cost  
Cottages Double
4 Bedded
Wild Winds Ac 2 Bedded822Rs.2900
Wind Whistle
Non Ac 2 Bedded
Windfall Non Ac 4 Bedded444Rs.3300
Governors Bungalow
Ac 2 Bedded
WD Horsley Suite
Ac 2 Bedded
Cottages Single 2 Bedded622Rs.1250
Whisper Winds
Non Ac 2 Bedded

Standard Check-in and checkout Timings: 12:00 pm

Horsley Hill Station
During Winter Season

Horsley Hill Station Attractions

Valley Viewpoints

Two Valley Viewpoints to watch Sunrise and Sunset.

Enugu Mallamma Temple

As per the folklore, Mallamma father left her in the forest at the age of 7 as she is not married. Mallamma’s cattle left home in search of Mallamma in the forest. Her father in search of cattle found them dead in the hills. He noticed that the wild Elephants are feeding her daughter. He realized his mistake and requested her to return home. Mallamma denied his request smoothly and self-manifested on the hill. She gave Kumkum to her father and asked him to sprinkle on the dead cattle. The spiritual power of the Mallamma revived the dead cattle. Villagers used to worship the deity in grand every year.

Environmental Park and Zoo

Crocodile, Peacock, Emu, Deer and other birds.

Entry fee: Rs.10 per person. Rs.50 caution deposit to carry any water bottles and plastic materials inside the park.

Kalyani tree

150-year-old Eucalyptus Trees named as Kalyani.

Gali Banda or Wind Rock

The rocky slope to view the Valley. Sunset viewpoint. The wind blows all the time here.

Other attractions are

  1. Museum
  2. Governor’s Bungalow
  3. Lake Gangotri and Mansarovar

Adventure Sports

  1. Trekking
  2. Rock Climbing.

Horsley Hill Station Timings: open for 24 hours. No entry fee.

Horsley Hill Station Weather

MonthTemperature in
Degrees Celsius
Jan21 to 25
Feb25 to 28
Mar29 to 33
Apr25 to 34
May 25 to 35
Jun 28 to 34
Jul26 to 30
Aug24 to 29
Sep 26 to 29
Oct24 to 29
Nov24 to 29
Dec22 to 29

How to reach Horsley Hill Station?

By Air

  • The nearest airport is at Bangalore which is 133 Km away.
  • Tirupati airport ist 145 Km away.

By Train

  • The nearest Railway station is at Madanapalle which is 28 Km away
  • The direct trains are available from Tirupati, Vijayawada and other major cities.

Train Timings from Tirupati to Madanapalle Road

Train Departure TimeArrival Time
Seven Hills Exp (12769)3:10 pm5:19 pm
NS DMM Exp (17247)4:40 am6:58 am
TPTY KRYP Pass (57477)10:55 pm1:14 am
MTM DMM Exp (17245)4:30 am6:58 am
TPTY SC Exp (12731)4:40 pm6:48 pm
TPTY AMI Sup Exp (12765)3:10 pm5:19 pm

By Road

  • The nearest bus station is at Madanapalle which is 25 Km away.
  • Daily bus service is available from Madanapalle to the hilltop.

For more details, please call @85000 85151