HORSLEY HILLS

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Location : 144-km From Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Nearby Attractions : Kaundinya Wild Life Sanctuary
Named After : WD Horsley
Altitude : 1,265m

Horsley hills are one of the famous hill resorts of Andhra Pradesh. It is named after WD Horsley, who was the collector of Cuddapah district. Horsley chose this spot for his summer residence. It is situated at an altitude of 1,265 m, which makes this place delightfully cool, with a maximum summer temperature of 32°C, and minimum of 20°C. the shady slopes found in this are wooded with luxurious vegetation.

Lushed With Natural Beauty
Horsley Hills, Andhra PradeshThick verdure of various species of plants can be seen as one starts the journey to this wonderful place. Entire stretches of narrow roads are covered with the dense growth of Eucalyptus, Jacaranda, Allamanda, Gulmohar and many other species. Besides, there are also forest denizens like bears, wild dogs, jungle fowls, Sambar and Panthers.

The air here is fresh and unadulterated, which gives perfect peace of mind and is a heavenly bliss to stay at this place. As one proceeds towards the hills one comes across the trees of Rita, Shikakai, Amla, Beedi, Bay leaves, Sandalwood, Red sanders, Mahogany and Bamboo.

Chenchu tribes live here with their famous Pungannur cows, who eat less fodder but yield more milk. A 150-year-old Eucalyptus tree "Kalyani" is also an attraction at Horsley Hills. About 87-km away from the hillock is the Kaundinya wild life sanctuary.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The nearby airports are Tirupati and Bangalore at a distance of 160-km and 165-km respectively.

Rail: The nearest railhead to Horsley Hills is Madanapalle Road, 13-km from Madanapalle and 43-km from Horsley Hills.

Road: APSRTC runs buses daily to this place from Madanapalle and Tirupati.

WHERE TO STAY

Bungalow & Guesthouses
A.P. Tourism's Governors' Bungalow
Forest Bungalow
P.W.D. inspection Bangalow
Chittoor Cooperative Society Guesthouse
Mount Pleasant
Cottages (unfurnished)
ADC Quarters



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