Horsley hills Tourist Places. Accommodation, Best Time to Visit, Route info
Hills located at an altitude of 4230 feet above the sea level. This place is also called as Ooty of Andhra Pradesh as tourists flow high during Summer season. This hill was named after W.D.Horsley the then collector of Kadapa District. In 1870, Horsley built his home here and developed the hills as a tourist spot.
Best Time to Visit: Jan – May and Aug-Dec.
Horsley Hills Tourist Attractions
Two Valley Viewpoints to view 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 Elephants are feeding her daughter. He realized his mistake and requested her to return home. Mallamma denied his request smoothly and self-manifested. She gave him Kumkum to her father and asked him to sprinkle on the dead cattle. The spiritual power of the Mallamma revived 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 hills Resorts
APTDC hill resort available for the stay. Facilities Available here Restaurant, Swimming Pool. Advance booking required as rooms are limited.
How to reach Horsley Hills?
- The nearest airport is at Tirupati which is 149 Km away
- The nearest railway Junction is at Vayalpadu which is 35 Km away
- The direct bus is available from Madanapalle to the hills.
- It is 27 Km from Madanapalle to Hilltop.