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1 - Gali Bandalu or Wind R...
Gali Banda (Windy Rock), a rocky slope that derives its name from the gusty w...Play Audio
2 - View Point
The View Point is situated behind Governor's Bungalow. It is one of the most ...Play Audio
3 - Horsley Hills Zoo
Horsley Hill Zoo is situated inside Van Vihar park at the center of Horsley H...Play Audio
4 - Kalyani - Eucalyptus Tree
Kalyan is a 150 years old Eucalyptus tree situated inside Van Vihar park at t...Play Audio
How to get there
Horsley Hills or Horsleykonda or Yenugulla Mallamma Konda is a series of hills in Andhra Pradesh in Madanapalle taluka of Chittoor district and is about 9 miles from Madanapalle town. The local name of the hill was Yenugu Mallama Konda after a legend of a saintly old woman named Mallamma who lived atop the hill and was fed by elephants (yenugulu). W.D. Horsley, a British collector, built his home around 1870 after whom it is named. In contrast to the dry and hot surrounding, this area is well vegetated with cooler climate. This made it attractive as a hill station and a tourist spot.
Located near the south western border of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Horsley Hills is a hill station which is the perfect amalgam of the charms of Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of the hills. It is thus often called, the Ooty of Andhra. This natural marvel is situated at an astonishing height of 4312 metres and is very well known for its breathtaking landscape, rich biodiversity, countless holiday options and comparative exclusivity. Home to the largest Banyan tree in the world and the oldest Eucalyptus, it is an environmental hub lined with thick foliage dense forest areas with trees such Gulmohar, Allamanda, Reeta, Amla, Beedi leaves, Blue Gum, and Sandalwood. As many as 113 species of birds including yellow throated bulbul, black eagle and white - rumped shama. The picturesque landscape of Horsley also doubles up as a destination for adventure sports and activities such as trampoline, shooting, bow and arrow, wall climbing, water walking, rappelling, swimming pool, fish spa and a mini zoo. And if you're in the mood to just relax and unwind, then the endearing beauty of this hill station will surely cater to that as well.
How to Reach
Regular buses are available from Madanapalle and Tirupathi. These government buses are regular and inexpensive though they may be crowded and not a good option while travelling with luggage.
Best time to visit
The Horsley Hills is one among the other tourist destination which maintains a pleasant weather throughout the year.
Haritha hill resort is the most recommended place with an ambience similar to the aura of the environment of this place. The tranquil and quiet surrounding of the resort ensures a pleasurable stay for every guests that stay there.
One can visit the Horsley Hills in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh to experience the beauty of the nature.
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RISHI VALLEY SCHOOL
At a distance of 17 km from Horsley Hills & 12 km from Madanapalle, Rishi Valley School is an Indian boarding school, founded by the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti.
Gangotri Lake is a seasonal lake that is filled with rain water during monsoons. The lake is surrounded by large vegetation of Eucalyptus trees which offers serene look to the location.
KAIGAL FALLS or DUMUKURALLU WATERFALLS
At a distance of 2.5 km from Kaigal Village, 28 km from Palamaner, 55 km from Kolar. The waterfall is natural, perennial and water comes from a big rock at a height of 40 feet, irrespective of seasons.
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