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Things you should know before travelling to Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh

About 50kms from Horsley hills, towards Madanapalle, there is Gurramkonda. It's a fort said to be built by the Golconda Sultans and stands about 500 feet high.

India, May 30 (Uitv) - One of the most scenic places in the state, the hills provide a good break from the town and its heat. With plenty of time and ways to be with nature, Horsley hills are a paradise.

The way to the hills is panoramic too,  with Mahogany, Jacaranda, Sandalwood, Gulmohar and Eucalyptus trees lining the road.

The green forest on the way to the hills will hold your eyes for hours

Just when you begin to feel life has slowed down too much since you’ve come here, brace yourself for the lesser known thing about this place – adventure sports, which includes zorbing, rappelling, rock climbing and trekking.

Horsley Hills or Horsleykonda is a series of hills in Andhra Pradesh in Madanapalle taluk of Chittoor district and is about 9 miles from Madanapalle town.

The prime tourist attractions to visit in Hoursley Hills include Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, Environment Park and Mallama Temple.

Horesly Hills is a picturesque hamlet in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 4,100 ft this serene hill station is named after W.D. Horsley, the collector of Cuddapah district.

An exciting place to visit in India

The three sides of the fort consist of perpendicular cliffs. Some local legend has it that the name was derived from the fact that a horse was guarding the fort and that place was unconquerable so long as the horse remained there. It makes a beautiful place to visit.

The Horsley Hills is the exit point of the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary

Before coming into existence as a hill resort i.e. before the advent of W.D.Horsley, this area was home to the tribes of Yanadis and Chenchus. 

They rear Punganur breed of cows for livelihood. Today, there are different communities of people on the hills. Some of them run small hotels and others work as jeep drivers for tourists

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