8 Best Places to Visit in Horsley Hills - 2024 (Photos & Reviews)

Beautiful grey clouds, vast landscape, blue sky, and amazing scenery will pop up if you search the internet for places to visit in Horsley Hills. Quite popular among the locals and tourists alike, the Horsley hills are series of hills situated in Chittoor district near the Karnataka State border.

Named after WD Horsley, the collector of Kadapa District, Horsley Hills is all about its exciting places to visit. There are plenty of
Horsley Hills tourist places to choose from. From the Horsley Hills state zoo to a number of waterfalls, from Mallamma temple to Kaundinya wildlife Sanctuary -- the majestic place has a lot to offer to its visitors.

For the adventure lovers out there, Horsley Hills has something very special for you. A visit to the Freakouts Adventure zone of the small town will give you the kind of adrenaline rush you have been waiting for. Just a few kilometres away from Bangalore, this small hill station is a must if you are looking for the perfect summer getaway.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Horsley Hills:

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Kaigal Falls

Located at Kuppam Highway, the Kaigal Falls is another important attraction of tourist in Andhra Pradesh. The Kaigal Falls which is also known as Dumukurallu Waterfalls is a beautiful place to spend some time with nature.

The water which flows from a 40 feet big rock is the main attraction of the falls. Though water falls from the rock in all the seasons, the beauty of the rock increases during the monsoon when large a volume of water falls from the rock. The fall which originates from the Kaigal Stream that flows through the Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect place for Nature lovers.

 Chittoor district. 92 KM from Horsley Hills.

During the Day Hours.

No Tickets required.


Chennakesava Temple

Horsley Hills is not only the place of Hill and beautiful scenic beauty. Along with the beautiful nature, the Chennakesava Temple of Horsley Hill is able to grab the attention of the tourist and it is one of the most preferred places to visit in Horsley Hills.

During the Chola Empire, the Temple was built by the local chief of the area and later it was developed by the kingdom of Vijayanagara. The temple displays the rich architecture of South India. With the mandapam and the main Vishnu Shrine, the temple stands as a perfect art of Southern India.  

Location: 40 km from Bus Station. Sompalle Village.

Timing: 9 AM to 5:30 PM.

Price: Rs 5 for Indian tourist; Rs 100 for Foreigners.


Horsley Hills Zoo

If you are a lover of wildlife, then the Horsley Hills Zoo is the place you must visit. The small zoo maintained by the forest department of Andhra Pradesh is considered to be one of the best Horsley Hills Tourist Places.

Covered with lush green vegetation, the place is perfect for people who love to spend time with nature. From Peacocks to Crocodile, one can find a wide range of wildlife in the zoo. If you are travelling with your children, then the place will be perfect for them.

1 KM from Horsley Hill Bus station.

From 10 AM to 5 PM.

Rs. 20 Per tickets.


Whisper Wind View Point

The best way to enjoy a place is to have a top view of the place. One of the best ways to view the entire Horsley Hills is to trek to the Whisper Wind View Point and see the entire hills from the hill point.

Considered as one of the top places to visit in Horsley Hills, the place provides a breathtaking view of the lush green forest, the Hillocks, and the amazing valley. One can also take pictures of the beautiful birds from the place.

Location: 200 Meter from the Horsley Hill Bus station, Behind Governor’s bungalow.

Timing: The best time is to visit during the day, during sunset and sunrise.

Price: No Tickets.


Gali Bandalu

One of the windy places of Horsley Hills, Gali Bandalu has gained popularity among the top places to visit in Horsley Hills. Gali Bandalu or the Windy Rocks is made famous for the great view of Horsley Hills.

One can enjoy the gust of winds in the Gali Bandalu while enjoying the scenic view from the top. Sunrise and sunset are one of the best things to be viewed from the amazing place. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and sunrise from the place with the wind blowing all your worries while you emerge yourself into nature.

Location: 300 Meter from Horsley Bus Station.

Timing: Early Morning to enjoy the sunrise and evening to enjoy the sunset.   

Price: No tickets required.



Kalyani is not the name of any place or any Women. It is the name of the big Eucalyptus tree located in the Van Vihar Park of Horsley Hills. The tree ‘Kalyani’ which is one of the top attractions of Horsley Hills Tourist Places is considered to be old than 150 years.

The big tree is also the home to many birds and animal. In the year of 1859; Horsley, then the collector of the region, Planted the tree. The tree is now over the height of 40 meters and spread over an area of 5 meters.  

Location: 1 KM from Horsley bus station. Behind the Old Forest Bungalow.

Timing: During the Day.

Price: No tickets required.


Gangotri Lake

Another attraction of the Horsley Hills is the Gangotri Lake. The Seasonal Lake is filled with water during the monsoons and it attracts lots of tourists. Travelling to Gangotri Lake is one of the best things to do. 

The well-paved road that leads to the Gangotri Lake is covered with beautiful trees and green vegetation. Taking a ride to the place amidst of nature will definitely calm your mind and soul and it can prove you a perfect getaway from the Chaos of the city.  

2.5 KM from Horsley Bus Station.

 During the day.

No tickets required.


Mallamma Temple

Considered one of the top tourist attractions of Horsley Hills, the temple is located at a nearby location from the bus stand. One can do trekking to reach the temple. As the tale goes, there once lived a girl name Mallama who heals the problems of the villagers but suddenly the girl disappeared one day from the village.

Considering her as Goddess, the Villagers build a temple in her name. During the festive time, a large number of devotees visit the temple to seek the blessing of Goddess Mallama. Visit the temple to Seek the blessing of Goddess Mallamma for a happy and prospering life.

350 meters from the Horsley Hill Bus station.

 During the day hours.

No Tickets required.

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