Horsley Hills , Andhra Pradesh
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About Horsley Hills
Horsley Hills, a gorgeous, tiny hill station in the state of Andhra Pradesh, nestled amidst barren range of hills. Horsley Hills gives beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding plains from the top. During rainy season area is covered with lush greenery. This is a perfect weekend retreat for people looking for a quiet, relaxed time in pristine air & good weather. The temperature here remains below 20°C for most of the year except summer months of March to May when temperature can sometimes cross 30°C too.
It is at an easily accessible distance from the cities of Bangalore (120 kilometers), Chennai (280 kilometers) and Tirupati (140 kilometers). It was named after British Officer W.D. Horsley, Collector of District Cuddapah who frequently visited this hamlet and resided in a summer house located in Horsley Hills for a significant period.
A road trip to this hill station gives travelers a chance to witness thick forests on both the sides of the path and an unbelievably stunning panoramic landscape. Located on an altitude of 4150 feet, it has a rich biodiversity with distinctive species of plants and wildlife. Horsley Hills Museum, the Environmental Park, Lake Gangotri and Highview Place are a few popular tourist locations in the vicinity. Trekking, rock climbing and rappelling are some of the most dominantly pursued adventure sports in the town. Since there is no major climatic alterations occurring in the topography it can be visited during anytime of the year.
Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary is only 87 Kms from Horsley Hills. There are medium to budget accommodation available here. Stay options include camping, hotels and resorts. There are some adventure activities available here that include rappelling and ATV rides.