Trekking At Horsley Hills – A Whole New Experience

I am an engineer by profession but have a special inclination towards trekking and travelling. In the last vacation, we trekked the Horsley Hills. It was a unique experience that I wish to share with my readers.

About The Place

Horsley Hill is a very famous tourist destination in Andhra Pradesh. The scenic beauty of this place invites tourists from all over India. It is a great place for nature lovers. You can enjoy a lovely weekend in nature’s arms.

Horsley Hills Tirupati

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Horsley Hills is a famous hill station located at 4100 meters. The place has amazing flora and fauna. You can plan to reside at the weekend resort at Horsley Hill. It is a great place that makes you feel at home.

The trees in this hill station include medicinal and Ayurvedic flora like the Shikakai, Reetha, Eucalyptus, Bamboo, Gulmohar, Sandalwood, Mahogany, Blue Gum and Bay Leaves.

Activities You Can Enjoy At Horsley Hills

Adventure seekers like me are sure to love this tourist destination. You can enjoy various diverse activities like rappelling, trekking, hiking and similar other activities.

If you are a typical tourist and wish to visit the routine tourist location, I have some suggestion for you. You can choose to visit the Gurramkonda from here. It is roughly 50kms from the Horsley Hills. It is a fort and a common tourist destination.

This fort is said to be built by the Golconda Sultans. The name of the fort ‘Gurramkonda’ literally means Horse Hills. Horses are supposed to guard the fort. The fort is literally impregnable.

Mallamma Temple is yet another religious tourist attraction you cannot miss out on your trip to the Horsley Hills. The temple was constructed by the Veerashaiva Reddy Samaj in the year 2010. It is the location where the holy water flows.

What To Keep In Mind While Preparing To Visit Horsley Hills?

  • I enjoyed the trip and the trek completely. Here are some things you must keep in mind to make the most of the trip.
  • Always keep an open mind for any any new adventure.
  • Pack the emergency accessories like torch, water and first aid kit. You never know when you need it.
  • Have a camera in your bag because the scenic beauty of this place truly deserves to be captured.

Horsley Hills Tirupati a Better Place to Rejuvenate

Horsley Hills is a quaint little hill station in Andhra Pradesh, about 146 km from Tirupati. It takes about 3 hours by road to reach the place by road. Being a nature lover, I was eager to visit the place and take some beautiful photographs there. Situated at an altitude of 1265 meters above sea level, the climate here is very pleasant and a relief from the hot and steaming summer in the plains. Many people visit the hill station during the summers and there are many resorts and hotels here to provide accommodation to the visitors.

There were daily buses from Tirupati to Horsley Hills and I took a bus and reached the place by 10.00 am. The narrow winding path that led to the hill station was very beautiful and I could view some of the best sceneries I have even seen in my life. I managed to take photographs of some of the sceneries. I could see thick forests with eucalyptus, allamanda, jacaranda and gulmohar trees. There were many colorful flowers dotting the way. I also saw some monkeys on the way up the hill.

Horsley Hills Tirupati

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The place was misty and serene and looked very beautiful, as if just washed and cleaned. I walked around enjoying the pure air which was so rare in the cities. There were small hills and I climbed up on one of them to get a panoramic view of the valley below. Some of the adventure sports offered here were trekking, bungee run, rappelling, rock climbing and so on. I could see many sandalwood trees here that smelled great.

Panoramic view from Horsley Hills Tirupati

Panoramic view from Horsley Hills Tirupati | Image Resource :

The Environmental Park in the hill station is a great tourist attraction with trees, coffee plantations, mini zoos, crocodiles, lake and so on. There is also a nature study centre here with a museum, library and AV where you can watch videos on wildlife. I also visited the High view seeing point, which is the highest point in the hill station. From here you get a wide view of the valleys, hills, lakes and the dense forests.

The visit to the hill station was really rejuvenating and I came back late at night tired but contented.