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15 Jul 2002

Horsley Hills (Andhra Pradesh)

A small hill resort situated in the Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. It is surrounded by a ring of peaks and it's deep valleys are lush with vegetation. This resort was discovered in 1870 by W.D. Horsley, a European member of the Indian Civil Services who made it his summer resort.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

Enugu Mallama Temple ; Horsley Bungalow (Forest Bungalow) ; view-points.

 

EXCURSIONS

Rishi Valley School (44 Km.): A famous school in the midst of a valley, founded by the famous philosopher, J. Krishnamoorthy. Gurramkonda (60 Km.): One can see here a fort and several tombs associated with Tipu Sultan. Lepakshi (77 Km.): It is famous for its 16th century temple complex executed in the Vijaynagar style. The landmark of the place, however in the Monolithic statue of Nandi, the largest in the country. Sompalle (78 Km.): Well known for its temples, which are built in the Vijayanagar style.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Area : 1.5 Sq.Km. Altitude : 1265 Mts.

Temperature : Summer Max: 29 Deg.C. Min: 22 Deg.C.

Winter Max: 13 Deg.C. Min: 07 Deg.C.

Season : March to June & September to October. STD Code : 08571.

 

TRANSPORT & COMMUNICATION

Air : Puttaparti is the nearest airport connected with Mumbai during season.

However the convenient airport is Bangalore (165 Km.)

Fare : Mumbai - Puttaparti : Rs.4985/- (Y) ; Rs.7175/- (J).

Rail : The nearest railway station is at Madanpalle Road (metre gauge) on the

Pakala-Dharmavaram section of Southern Railway. The station is 40 kms.

from Horsley Hills and 28 kms. from Madanapalle Town. Fare: Mumbai –

Dharmavaram : II A/c Rs.1438/- & II Class Rs.337/-. Dharmavaram-

Madanpalle Road (144 Km).II A/c Rs.377/- & II class : Rs.43/-

Road : Horsley Hills is connected by motorable road with Anantpur 203 Km.,

Bangalore 165 Km., Chennai 278 Km., Hyderabad 556 Km., Tirupati 144 Km.,

Vijayawada 525 Km. and Vishakapatnam 891 Km.

Regular bus services connect Horsley Hills with Madanapalle town which is in turn connected by bus services with Anantpur, Bangalore, Chennai, Chittoor, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Tirupati, Vijaywada and Vellore.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Punnami Hill Resort (APTDC) Horsley Hills, Chittoor District, Tel: (08571) 269323-24

Tariff: Cottages Rs.600-1000/- ; Blocks Rs.300-400/-

Other Accommodation

Co-operative Society Guest House, Forest Guest House, Rajahmundry Bungalow

 

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES

The Assistant Manager, APTDC, Tourist Rest House, Tel: 269323. APTDC Ltd., Tank Bund Road, Hyderabad - 500 063. Tel: 23453036 / 23454514. Fax: 23451994 / 23453086. E-mail: aptdc@satyam.net.in Website: www.aptourism.com

Tourist Information Centre, Govt. of A.P., D.N. Road, Mumbai. Tel: 22072245.

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