Horsley Hill Stations in Andhra Pradesh

Horsley Hill Stations in Andhra Pradesh

Introduction:


Hill Stations are a sporadic relief from the din and bustle of daily lives. The Hill Stations in Andhra Pradesh are bestowed with the richness of natural flora. The lush green landscape, the transverse hill slopes extending across the region impinges another hue to the colorful landscape. The Mountainous Ranges are a welcome relief from the tropical heat prevalent elsewhere in India. There are numerous Hill Stations located at Andhra Pradesh. Mostly the Hill Stations are located at a higher distance over hill. The principal Hill Stations in Andhra Pradesh are the following:

Horsley Hills :

 Horsley Hills is a famous summer hill resort in Andhra Pradesh, about 140 km from Bangalore, India and 144 km from Tirupathi. Madanapalle is the closest town near the hills. The major tourist attractions here include the Mallamma temple and the Rishi Valley School. Horsely Hills is the departure point for the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary located 87 km away.

History


The old name of Horsley Hills was Yenugu Mallamma Konda,situated in Chittoor district . According to legend, there used to be a little girl named Mallamma who was taken care of by Elephants. She used to heal the tribal people on the hills. When she disappeared suddenly, people thought that she was a goddess and built a temple for her.
Horsley Hills is named after a British officer named W.D. Horsley, the Collector of Cuddapah district. He visited this place around 1840-43 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.

How to Reach Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills is approximately 165 km from Bangalore and 274 km from Chennai. (depending upon where you are located)

From Hyderabad, It is located at a distance of 520 kms.

From Chennai, you need to go via the Poonthamalli High Road, Get onto NH4 and drive till Wallajah before Arcot from where you have to take the route to Chittoor. Stay on NH4 till Palamaner and turn right onto NH219. Stay on NH219 till Madanapalle. Take right onto NH205 and Horsley Hills is 16 km from here.

From Banglore, one needs to drive on NH-4 starting from Krishnaraja Puram (get onto the cable stayed bridge and heads towards Hoskote) and going onto Hoskote and then Kolar. From Kolar take the road to Srinivaspur and onto Rayalpadu. Beyond Rayalpadu is Andhra Pradesh territory. From Rayalpadu get to Madanpalle and take the road towards Kadiri and Anantpur. Then a left deviation towards Horsley Hills.

Alternate route: Bangalore - Hoskote - Chintamani - Rayalpadu - Madanapalli - Horsley Hills (Fine double road; saves you more than 30 km)

Alternate route two: Bangalore - Hoskote - Chintamani - Gownipally - B.Kothakota - Horsley Hills (Shortest and Best among all)

Alternate route three: Bangalore - Hoskote - Kolar - Mulbagal - Palamaneru - Punganuru - Madanapalle - Horsley Hills (this route is approximately 195 km from Bangalore depending upon where in Bangalore you are located). This route is better because you drive on NH4 up to Palamneru and then NH219 and NH205 up to Madanpalli. The road is very nice to drive on although there is truck traffic on NH4.

Google maps suggests another route through Chikbalapur. This route is through many small village lanes, suitable only for a big biker group perhaps but not suitable for 4 wheelers.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is located at Manapalle. The railway station is situated around 43 km from the town. The place is connected to Hyderabad, Dharmavaram (on the Bangalore-Guntakal route) as well as Tirupati, which is equally well connected to all parts of the country. Madanapalle Road is connected by the Dharmavaram-Tirupati passenger and the biweekly 12732 Secunderabad-Tirupati Express.
Tourist Attractions
The narrow road to Horsely Hills is very scenic. It is surrounded throughout its entire length with dense growths of eucalyptus, jacaranda, allamanda and gulmohar trees. The major tourist places around Horsely hills are Lake Gangotri, Highview seeing place, Gaalibanda, Environmental park and the Horsley Hills Museum.
Horsley Hills is also one of the few places to offer Zorbing in India. But it requires a prior reservation a day before and is normally offered on a group package of minimum 20. Other adventure sports conducted are Rapelling and Trekking.
The Environmental park known as EEC Centre was built with the help of a hydrogeologist and environmentalist from Hyderabad named Balijepalli Venkata Subba Rao, Director of the Centre For Resource Education. He spent the early years of his career in building EEC centres all over Andhra Pradesh trying to educate the common man about the importance of saving the environment and encouraging Eco Tourism.

Accommodation :

No matter how charming the destination is, your holiday experience isn't quite complete without the perfect accommodation. APTDC's variety of accommodation on offer makes sure there's something for everybody.

Cottages - 8
Standard - 8
Luxury Rooms - 10
Deluxe Rooms - 18
Dormitory - 40 beds

You can also enjoy a host of facilities on offer...

Swimming pool

Health club / Gym

Massage centre

Bar & Restaurant

Conference hall with 300 seating capacity

Ample nature trails and view points are there too, for those opting for a more relaxed holiday. APTDC would also arrange ‘Art of Living’ classes for mediation, Dyhana and Yoga classes at Horsley Hills.

One day Tour Packages:

Tour Start from Tirupati end point it may as per guest wish in Tirupati / Horsley hills.
Includes
A/C Accommodations in twin sharing base in Horsley Hills. Pick up & Drop on Railway / Bus Station, 01 Breakfast, 01 Veg Lunch, 01 Dinner & A/C Vehicle and guided tour.
Excludes
whatever not mentioned in package.
Tour Plan
Start from Tirupati and Direct to Horsley hills, on the way and there enjoy the cool & greenery atmosphere like other hills stations. One of the most preferred & suggestible tour of local people.
Tips
Nearest Railway Station / Airport is Tirupati ( Renigunta ) – 140 Kms, Bangalore 155 Kms


RATE PER HEAD for 01 Day

Economy
Standard
Deluxe
Per Head on Twin Share base
Rs.2600
Rs.2800
Rs.3000
Extra Person without Extra Bed
Rs.0500
Rs.0550
Rs.0600
Extra Person & Bed
Rs.0800
Rs.0900
Rs.1000
ADD ON OPTIONS ( Rate per head & 01 way charges) if Tour end here
Drop to Local
Rs.0200
Drop to Chennai
Rs.1200
Drop to Bangalore
Rs.1800

Standard = Budget Hotel & 2 star range

Deluxe = Three Star Hotels

Children below 06 year complementary,

07 to 12 years 60% chargeable. more than 12 years treated as adult & full charge applicable.

Introduction:


Hill Stations are a sporadic relief from the din and bustle of daily lives. The Hill Stations in Andhra Pradesh are bestowed with the richness of natural flora. The lush green landscape, the transverse hill slopes extending across the region impinges another hue to the colorful landscape. The Mountainous Ranges are a welcome relief from the tropical heat prevalent elsewhere in India. There are numerous Hill Stations located at Andhra Pradesh. Mostly the Hill Stations are located at a higher distance over hill. The principal Hill Stations in Andhra Pradesh are the following:

Horsley Hills :

 Horsley Hills is a famous summer hill resort in Andhra Pradesh, about 140 km from Bangalore, India and 144 km from Tirupathi. Madanapalle is the closest town near the hills. The major tourist attractions here include the Mallamma temple and the Rishi Valley School. Horsely Hills is the departure point for the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary located 87 km away.

History
The old name of Horsley Hills was Yenugu Mallamma Konda,situated in Chittoor district . According to legend, there used to be a little girl named Mallamma who was taken care of by Elephants. She used to heal the tribal people on the hills. When she disappeared suddenly, people thought that she was a goddess and built a temple for her.
Horsley Hills is named after a British officer named W.D. Horsley, the Collector of Cuddapah district. He visited this place around 1840-43 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.

How to Reach Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills is approximately 165 km from Bangalore and 274 km from Chennai. (depending upon where you are located)

From Hyderabad
, It is located at a distance of 520 kms.

From Chennai, you need to go via the Poonthamalli High Road, Get onto NH4 and drive till Wallajah before Arcot from where you have to take the route to Chittoor. Stay on NH4 till Palamaner and turn right onto NH219. Stay on NH219 till Madanapalle. Take right onto NH205 and Horsley Hills is 16 km from here.

From Banglore, one needs to drive on NH-4 starting from Krishnaraja Puram (get onto the cable stayed bridge and heads towards Hoskote) and going onto Hoskote and then Kolar. From Kolar take the road to Srinivaspur and onto Rayalpadu. Beyond Rayalpadu is Andhra Pradesh territory. From Rayalpadu get to Madanpalle and take the road towards Kadiri and Anantpur. Then a left deviation towards Horsley Hills.

Alternate route: Bangalore - Hoskote - Chintamani - Rayalpadu - Madanapalli - Horsley Hills (Fine double road; saves you more than 30 km)

Alternate route two: Bangalore - Hoskote - Chintamani - Gownipally - B.Kothakota - Horsley Hills (Shortest and Best among all)

Alternate route three: Bangalore - Hoskote - Kolar - Mulbagal - Palamaneru - Punganuru - Madanapalle - Horsley Hills (this route is approximately 195 km from Bangalore depending upon where in Bangalore you are located). This route is better because you drive on NH4 up to Palamneru and then NH219 and NH205 up to Madanpalli. The road is very nice to drive on although there is truck traffic on NH4.

Google maps suggests another route through Chikbalapur. This route is through many small village lanes, suitable only for a big biker group perhaps but not suitable for 4 wheelers.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is located at Manapalle. The railway station is situated around 43 km from the town. The place is connected to Hyderabad, Dharmavaram (on the Bangalore-Guntakal route) as well as Tirupati, which is equally well connected to all parts of the country. Madanapalle Road is connected by the Dharmavaram-Tirupati passenger and the biweekly 12732 Secunderabad-Tirupati Express.
Tourist Attractions
 

The narrow road to Horsely Hills is very scenic. It is surrounded throughout its entire length with dense growths of eucalyptus, jacaranda, allamanda and gulmohar trees. The major tourist places around Horsely hills are Lake Gangotri, Highview seeing place, Gaalibanda, Environmental park and the Horsley Hills Museum.
Horsley Hills is also one of the few places to offer Zorbing in India. But it requires a prior reservation a day before and is normally offered on a group package of minimum 20. Other adventure sports conducted are Rapelling and Trekking.
The Environmental park known as EEC Centre was built with the help of a hydrogeologist and environmentalist from Hyderabad named Balijepalli Venkata Subba Rao, Director of the Centre For Resource Education. He spent the early years of his career in building EEC centres all over Andhra Pradesh trying to educate the common man about the importance of saving the environment and encouraging Eco Tourism.

Accommodation :

No matter how charming the destination is, your holiday experience isn't quite complete without the perfect accommodation. APTDC's variety of accommodation on offer makes sure there's something for everybody.

Cottages - 8
Standard - 8
Luxury Rooms - 10
Deluxe Rooms - 18
Dormitory - 40 beds

You can also enjoy a host of facilities on offer...

Swimming pool

Health club / Gym

Massage centre

Bar & Restaurant

Conference hall with 300 seating capacity

Ample nature trails and view points are there too, for those opting for a more relaxed holiday. APTDC would also arrange ‘Art of Living’ classes for mediation, Dyhana and Yoga classes at Horsley Hills.

One day Tour Packages:

Tour Start from Tirupati end point it may as per guest wish in Tirupati / Horsley hills.
Includes
A/C Accommodations in twin sharing base in Horsley Hills. Pick up & Drop on Railway / Bus Station, 01 Breakfast, 01 Veg Lunch, 01 Dinner & A/C Vehicle and guided tour.
Excludes
whatever not mentioned in package.
Tour Plan
Start from Tirupati and Direct to Horsley hills, on the way and there enjoy the cool & greenery atmosphere like other hills stations. One of the most preferred & suggestible tour of local people.
Tips
Nearest Railway Station / Airport is Tirupati ( Renigunta ) – 140 Kms, Bangalore 155 Kms


RATE PER HEAD for 01 Day

Economy
Standard
Deluxe
Per Head on Twin Share base
Rs.2600
Rs.2800
Rs.3000
Extra Person without Extra Bed
Rs.0500
Rs.0550
Rs.0600
Extra Person & Bed
Rs.0800
Rs.0900
Rs.1000
ADD ON OPTIONS ( Rate per head & 01 way charges) if Tour end here
Drop to Local
Rs.0200
Drop to Chennai
Rs.1200
Drop to Bangalore
Rs.1800

Standard = Budget Hotel & 2 star range

Deluxe = Three Star Hotels

Children below 06 year complementary,

07 to 12 years 60% chargeable. more than 12 years treated as adult & full charge applicable.

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