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 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.
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.
|Room Type||No.Of |
(3 – 10 years)
|Room Cost |
|Cottages Double |
|Wild Winds Ac 2 Bedded||8||2||2||Rs.2900|
|Wind Whistle |
Non Ac 2 Bedded
|Windfall Non Ac 4 Bedded||4||4||4||Rs.3300|
|Governors Bungalow |
Ac 2 Bedded
|WD Horsley Suite |
Ac 2 Bedded
|Cottages Single 2 Bedded||6||2||2||Rs.1250|
|Whisper Winds |
Non Ac 2 Bedded
Standard Check-in and checkout Timings: 12:00 pm
Horsley Hill Station Attractions
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.
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
- Governor’s Bungalow
- Lake Gangotri and Mansarovar
- Rock Climbing.
Horsley Hill Station Timings: open for 24 hours. No entry fee.
Horsley Hill Station Weather
|Jan||21 to 25|
|Feb||25 to 28|
|Mar||29 to 33|
|Apr||25 to 34|
|May||25 to 35|
|Jun||28 to 34|
|Jul||26 to 30|
|Aug||24 to 29|
|Sep||26 to 29|
|Oct||24 to 29|
|Nov||24 to 29|
|Dec||22 to 29|
How to reach Horsley Hill Station?
- The nearest airport is at Bangalore which is 133 Km away.
- Tirupati airport ist 145 Km away.
- 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 Time||Arrival Time|
|Seven Hills Exp (12769)||3:10 pm||5:19 pm|
|NS DMM Exp (17247)||4:40 am||6:58 am|
|TPTY KRYP Pass (57477)||10:55 pm||1:14 am|
|MTM DMM Exp (17245)||4:30 am||6:58 am|
|TPTY SC Exp (12731)||4:40 pm||6:48 pm|
|TPTY AMI Sup Exp (12765)||3:10 pm||5:19 pm|
- The nearest bus station is at Madanapalle which is 25 Km away.
- Daily bus service is available from Madanapalle to the hilltop.