Horsley hills are the famous hill stations in India. They are in Madanapalli taluk of Chittoor District in Andhra Pradesh, India. The local people Yenugu Mallama Konda. According to local folklore, it got its name from a saintly older woman Mallama lived atop the hill and was fed by elephants. So the title came after her.
W.H. Horsley was a British civil servant who served as a collector of Kadapa between 1863-1867. He built the first building on top of the hills. Not this building is called Forest Bungalow. To honour him, it is called Horsley hills.
These hills are situated at an altitude of 1265 metres from sea level. The surroundings are covered with greenery and a cooler climate. This climate made it attracts tourists.
This environment comforts the Birds, and the most famous disappearing species can also be found here. The hill is renowned for the red-throated flycatcher, Montagu’s harrier, and blue-headed rock and has more wildlife.
The Rishivalley School, founded by Indian Philosopher Jiddu Krishna Murthy, is also located at the foot of the hills.
Horsley Hills holiday destination in India:
Environmental Park: There is an environmental park that Hyderabadi environmentalist Balijepalli Venkata Subbarao built. This park has coffee plants, a mini zoo, a crocodile enclosure, and Lake Manasarovar. There is also a museum with an A.V. room where we can watch videos about wildlife.
Kalyani tree is another tourist place in India. You can see here an old eucalyptus tree named Kalyani. It was 148 years old, planted by W.H. Horsly in 1859. The tree was also awarded the Maha Vriksha Puraskar.
Mighty Banyan Tree:
Thimmamma Marrimanu banyan tree is located 75 kilometres away from Horsely hills. It is one of the world’s most significant trees and most significant entered into the Guinness book in 1989. According to folklore, Thimmamma, a lady, Jumped into her husband’s funeral pyre and transformed into her husband. The houses a temple called Thimmamma samadhi. The temple is very popular.
It is called Gali Banda in the Telugu language. It is a cliff slope extending several thousand feet downwards. Walking down from a hill rock makes a memorable event in life.
Adventure sports arena:
This is another exciting activity. Here the actions are Zolbing, rappelling and trekking, Burma Bridge, earthquake, spider web, horizontal ladder, and many events running.
There are other tourists places are viewpoints, Rishivalley School
How to reach:
There are so many facilities to get to this place.
Buses: There are so many buses from Vijayawada and Hyderabad. Frequently we can catch the buses from Tirupathi, another tourist place.
Train – So many trains to Tirupathi from all significant Railway stations.