Horsley Hills in Andhra Pradesh | Horsleykonda Tourism

As the temperatures are rising through out the state year by year. Are you planning to go to any Summer resort. Every body wants to go to Ooty or Kodaikanal, but it is a very costly to stay there. Then here is best Summer resort that suits to your budget. It is the none other than Poor man's Ooty "Horsley Hills". Read this articles for the complete details about this place.

Are you searching for a good summer resort in Andhra Pradesh where the temperature is cool even in summer and rooms are available at the prices less than Rs 800 per day?, then Horsley hills suits you the best.

Horsley Hills - The poor mans Ooty

Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills is a famous Summer resort in Andhra Pradesh. It is famous by the name "Poor man's Ooty", As it gives the experience of Ooty at a low cost which are suitable for poor people also. It is located at a distance of 144 kms from famous Temple city Tirupati and 140 kms away from Green City "Bangalore". It is located at an altitude of 4100ft from sea level, due to that altitude, it is always cool through out the year.
So it became a famous hill station in Andhra Pradesh. It was previously called as "Yenugumallamma konda". But it was named after the British officer W.D Horsley, who once visited this place and got fascinated by the beauty of the place and built his summer residence here. Now that building is used as summer residence for Governor of Andhra Pradesh.

Main Attractions

The journey to the Horsley hills is one of the beautiful experiences. It moves along a narrow road, climbing a hill with full of trees around and seeing the very beautiful valleys in the road side. Those trees are having different species like eucalyptus, jacaranda, allamanda and gulmohar trees. It also consists of very rare variety of flowers which fill the whole hill with fragnance.

Tree which is 150 years old.

The main tourist attractions in Horsley hills are Gangotri lake, View points, the Horsley Hills Museum, Gaali Banda and the Environment park which has some Animals, birds and Crocodiles. Another main attraction in this park is a tree named Kalyani, which is around 150 years old.
Horsley hills also offers adventurous games like Zorbing, Trecking and Rapelling. But for that you should do a reservation before one day and should consist a group of around 20 members.

Where to Stay in Horsley Hills?

Every body wants to stay some days in the hill stations like these. Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation(APTDC) is providing accommodation to the tourists visiting this place. These rent for this cottages varies for Rs 800 to Rs 2000 per day according to the luxury of the room. APTDC is providing around 50 rooms for the tourists. There are some private cottages also in Horsley Hills.

How to reach Horsley Hills

The nearest town near Horsley Hills is Madanapalle which is 13 kms away. If you want to go to Horsly Hills by RTC bus, Then you must reach Madanapalle and catch the bus. Nearest Railway station from Horsley Hills is Madanapalle Road. Nearest Airport to Horsley hills is at Tirupati, it is also nearer to Bangalore Airport. It is well connected by road with different cities like Tirupati, Bangalore etc.

Best time to Visit

Horsley Hills remain cool through out the year. Temperature doesn't rise beyond 32 degrees centigrade. In winter, sometimes it even falls down to a temperature of 7 degrees. So the best time to visit Horsley Hills is at Summer. Try to wear warm clothes while visiting this place. You should bring sufficient medicines along with you, because health problems may arise due to change in temperature.


If you want to enjoy the beautiful hill valleys, cool temperatures even in summers at the very suitable price for your budget, then visit this place. You will definitely enjoy the trip the most. Hope you enjoy the most.


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