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''Horsley Hills is a famous Hill Station in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh at a distance of 144 Kms from Tirupati, 56 Kms from Madanapalle and 460 Kms from Hyderabad. It is named after W.D. Horsley, the Collector of Cuddapah district, who chose this spot for his summer residence.
Situated at an altitude of 1265 meters, Horsley Hills is an exciting place to visit. The journey to Horsley Hills is exciting as one gets to see thick verdure of various species of plants and wild animals. ''

Covering the entire stretch of narrow road are dense growth of Eucalyptus, Jacaranda, Allamanda, Gulmohar and many other species. The old name of Horsley Hills is Eenugu 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.

The fragrance of Sampangi flowers mesmerizes the tourists even after they leave this place. One can find a wide variety of flowers in these hills ranging from Reeta, Shikakai, Amla, Beedi leaves, Bay leaves, Sandalwood, gum, Mahogany to Bamboo. Wildlife like bears, wild dogs, jungle fowl, sambars and panthers are also sheltered in the forest here.


With that, many people deduce, and rightly so that monsoons can come across as an inconvenience unless there is a special liking to it. Summers remain the favorite of the regular holidayers. And winters also do not lag behind but have only one drawback of crowd during Christmas and New Year.


Mallamma Temple - The temple is erected in honor of a girl named Mallamma who was believed to be found and nurtured by elephants. She healed locals as she grew up but later disappeared without any sign of existence left behind.

Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary - Located at Palamaner some 87 Km away from Horsley Hills that act as the starting point for the sanctuary which also is an elephant reserve, the place is full of versatility that is attributed to pristine Nature.

Environmental Park - Came in to existence by the efforts of an environmentalist named Balijepalli Venkata Subba Rao from Hyderabad.

Tirupati - Better known for Hindu pilgrimage, this place has visitors and devotes streaming in from all corners of India as well as world

Horsley Hills - Located in the Nallamalai Range, Horsley Hills is also one of the fascinating places which offer attractive valleys, mountain peaks and pleasing climate. The Hills are widely covered by Dense Eucalyptus, Jacaranda, Allamanda and Gulmohar Trees, various mammals such as Leopard, Bear and Wild Boar.

Teppostsavam - Teppotsavam is also called as "The boat festival" or "The Float Festival". The deity is taken for a ride on a boat decorated with flowers and lighting.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Gardens - Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Gardens are beautiful gardens with rare species of plants and trees, maintained by the 'Devasthanam'.


Cold winters that become cooler at nights and pleasant summers are the trademark of the place making it pleasurable at all times of the year. From March to May the temperature ranges between 20° to 30° C. Monsoons are heavy maintain a notch cooler temperature. Winters, on the other hands are between 12° to 25°C which makes months from December to January a great time to make a visit.


Air: Visitors preferring air travel can come either to airport at Tirupati or at Bangalore which are at distance of 160 and 165 Km respectively from Horsey Hills for which taxis could be hired.

Rail: A railway station at Madanapalle Road brings the tourists closest to the Horsley hills, only 43 Km from here.

Road: Out of various routes to Horsley Hills from Bangalore, one can choose depending upon the traffic, mood of weather, etc, especially in own vehicles. All of these routes inadvertently bring to Madanapalle.

Fast Facts about Horsley Hills

State:  Andhra Pradesh

District: Chittoor

Famous for/as:  Scenic beauty, Hill resort

Languages: Telugu

Best Season: Winter, October to March

Weather: Tropical type; Hot in summers, moderately cool in winters

Altitude:  1290 m

Pincode: 517325

STD code: 08571

Distance Charts to Horsley Hills

Road Map
Bangalore to Horsley Hills
152 KM
Vellore to Horsley Hills
155 KM
Kadapa to Horsley Hills
127 KM
Chittoor to Horsley Hills
121 KM
Chennai to Horsley Hills
227 KM


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