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HORSLEY HILLS

Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Horsley Hills are situated at the southeast of Andhra Pradesh (Madanapalle city in Chittoor district) and are located at an altitude of 1260 meters above mean sea level. Situated at an altitude of 1265 meters, Horsley Hills is an exciting place to visit. The old name of Horsley Hills was Yenugu Mallamma Konda. According to the legend there used to be a little girl named Mallamma who was taken care by Elephants. She used to heal tribal people on the hills. When she disappeared suddenly, people thought she was a goddess and built a temple for her. Later the place is named after W.D. Horsley, the Collector of Cuddapah district. He visited this place and was impressed by the beauty of the hills and chose this spot for his summer residence. Now the Governor of Andhra Pradesh uses this house as a summer residence and hence this house is called the Governors bungalow.

Interesting Facts

  • The top of the hill at a dizzy 4,312 feet above sea-level, offers a panoramic view.
  • The hillocks named after WH Horsley, a British civil servant, who built a summer bungalow in 1862, exits till date as the ‘Forest Bungalow’.
  • The ravines provide shelter for the fauna. Panthers, sambars,wildboars, bears, four-horned antelopes, jungle-fowls and porcupine are found roaming in their natural habitat.
  • Migratory birds like red-throated flycatcher, Montagu’s harrier, blue-headed rock- thrush, ultramarine lycatcher etc nest at the waterfront.

Suggested time duration

4 Hours

Crowded Period

Weekends, Public holidays, February to May

Best Season To Visit

December - February

Do's & Dont's

  • Do not enter restricted zone, which is meant for your safety.
  • Do not consume liquor.

Architecture

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Timings

Day Start Time End Time Adult Entry Fee Child Entry Fee
All Days
06:00 AM 06:00 PM Free Free

How to reach

500 MTRS from parking.

Transport Connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Madanapalle Rtc Bustand
27KM 099592 25688
CTM Railway Satation
26KM 08571-288588
Tirupati International Airport
145KM 0877-2275354

What to Carry

Food, Water bottle, Woollen Sweater

Suitable For

Adults Disabled Elderly Children Infants

Facilities

Toilets Changing Rooms

Parking

Parking is available for 50 Cars.

Route Alert

This road is Ghat Road, with very sharp corners and sharp slopes on the road.

Nearest Town

Town Name Distance
Madanapalli 27KM

Nearest Temples

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Considered most sacred after Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala.

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Lord Govindaraja (Vishnu) is in sleeping posture

Distance: 130KM
SRI KAPILESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
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Kapila Maharshi worshipped Lord Siva at this place.

Distance: 130KM
SRI PADMAVATHI DEVI TEMPLE
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Godessess Padmavati emerged in Lotus here

Distance: 132KM
SRI VENKATESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
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Most visited hindu temple in the world

Distance: 145KM

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Distance:115KM
Fort CHANDRAGIRI FORT
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One of the biosphere reserves of India in admist of Seshachalam hill ranges.

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Distance:123KM
BoatingSHILPARAMAM BOATING AREA
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A joyful Boat ride in the Art and Artifactual hub, The Shilparamam

Distance:132KM
MuseumSRI VENKETESWARA MUSEUM
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Religious artifacts of Puja utensils, Time-honored art

Distance:148KM
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Natural stone formation

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HORSLEY HILLS

Horsley Hills, Horsley Hills Rd, Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh, India

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