Horsley hills, Andhra Pradesh
Horsley-hills located at an elevation of 1290 m above sea level is situated in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and is one of the eminent places of the South Indian state. It is a popular hill station in the state and is the exit point for the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary which is situated 87 Km from Horsley-hills. 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.
The region is admired for the 150 years old eucalyptus tree named as Kalyani and a majestic building, the Horsley Bungalow.
The nearest International Airport is Bangalore International Airport, roughly three hour drive from Horsley-hills. It is well connected to all the major cities of India.
The nearest Railway Station is Madnapalle Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Andhra Pradesh and is just 26 Km from Horsley-hills. It is situated on the major New Delhi-Chittoor railway line and is linked with the cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Patna and Gaya.
The summers in Horsley-hills are hot and generally avoided by the tourists. The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till May. Temperature ranges between 20°C to 30°C during these months.
June marks the beginning of Monsoon season in Horsley-hills and lasts till September. Moderate rainfall is experienced by the region and light cotton clothes are just enough for the city weather.
Winters in Horsley-hills start in the month of December and last till February. The weather is pleasant during these months and the temperature ranges between a comfortable 10°C to 22°C. It is the best season to visit Horsley-hills. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing. The best months to visit are December, January, February and March.
Devoted to Goddess Mallamma, Mallamma Temple is an old shrine which is situated atop Horsley Hills. The Legend goes like a little girl named Mallamma living on the hill used to cure the local tribal people. Thus, one day she vanished suddenly and from the time the people of the region started believing her as a Goddess and made a temple in her name.