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HORSLEY HILLS or HORSLEYKONDA:
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 local name of the hill was Yenugu Mallama Konda after a legend of a saintly old woman named Mallamma who lived atop the hill and was fed by elephants (yenugulu). W.D. Horsley, a British collector, built his home around 1870 after whom it is named. In contrast to the surrounding dry, hot and barren country surrounding it the area is well vegetated and cooler climate made it attractive as a hill resort and tourist spot.
FLORA AND FAUNA:
The native vegetation of the area has been replaced in some parts with dense growths of eucalyptus and plantations of exotic trees. In the past the area had more wildlife including Sambar deer (now reintroduced into the wild), wild boar and sloth bear. More than 133 species of birds have been recorded from the area and these include the endemic Yellow-throated bulbul, first recorded from the area in 1908. Other birds which are rare in the surrounding region include the black eagle and the white-rumped shama. The endemic toad Duttaphrynus hololius has been found here and a ground orchid Diplocentrum recurvum was rediscovered here after nearly a century. Several species of lichen have also been documented from the region.
The minimum temperature is around 18 °C and the maximum temperature is 30 °C. As it is the only hill station in Andhra Pradesh, this place is also called "Andhra ooty".
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.
MORE ABOUT HORSLEY HILLS:
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. It is located at a distance of 144 Km from Tirupati and is an ideal summer resort for spending a fascinating vacation. The scenic drive to this mesmerizing hamlet is extremely panoramic and scenic and has thick vegetation of trees lining on both sides of the road. The other major draw for the travelers is the relaxing climate of the Horsley Hills which ranges from 20°C to 32°C even in summers. The hill is lush with dense forest and thick greenness and has a wide variety of trees like Gulmohar, Allamanda, Reeta, Amla, Beedi leaves, Blue Gum, Eucalyptus and Sandalwood.
BEST TIME TO VISIT HORSLEY HILLS:
A trip to the mesmerizing Horsley Hills can be planned any time during the year as there are no major temperature disparities in its climate. Horsley Hills have a pleasing climate that is cool and pleasant during summers and cold in winters. The beautiful hills of Horsley experience a substantial amount of rain during the monsoon season. The summer season commences from the March and ends till May. During summer season, constant cold breezes blow from the mountains. The monsoon season is from June to September during this season many small streams and falls can be seen in the mountains. The winter season is from December to February and predominantly winter is cold and a good time to visit. Since Horsley Hills remain cool throughout the year, one may plan their tour of Horsley Hills any time of the year.
LOCATION OF HORSLEY HILLS:
The hill resort of Horsley Hills stands at an altitude of 1,265 meters above sea level on the southwest border of Andhra Pradesh. Madanapalle is the closest town near the hills. This beautiful hill station is situated at a distance of 150 Km from the city of Bangalore and 274 Km from Chennai.
The prime tourist attractions to visit in Hoursley Hills include Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, Environment Park and Mallama Temple.
ABOUT KOUNDINYA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY:
The Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary is home to hundreds of species of birds and animals. It is a must visit for all the wildlife lovers and shelter animals like wild dogs, jungle fowl, bears, sambas and panthers. Visiting this sanctuary gives the travelers a chance to visit them from close quarters in their natural surroundings. Another attraction of this Wildlife Sanctuary is Bird watching. The sanctuary is also popular amongst the visitors for its exotic flora. In these wild life sanctuary one may find a wide variety of flowers ranging from Amla, Beedi leaves, Red sanders, Reeta, Shikakai, Bay leaves, Sandalwood, Blue gum, Mahogany to Bamboo.
ABOUT ENVIRONMENT PARK:
The Environment Park is built by Venkata Subba Rao who is a famous environmentalist of Hyderabad and made great contribution to the ecosystem and simultaneously educated people about the importance of environment.
ABOUT MALLAMA TEMPLE:
The majestic temple of Mallama is dedicated to a lady named Mallama Who used to heal the tribal people. One day she suddenly disappeared. Since the native started believing she was a goddess and built a temple in her name. The temple is built to thanks her and is a great pilgrim spot featuring a fascinating architecture.
Another added attraction to this place is the sight of Pungannur cows which the Chenchu tribe who inhabits the Horsley Hills keeps. These cows are popular for their milk yielding capacity and low appetite.
ABOUT AP TOURISM HORSLEY HILLS HARITHA RESORT:
Haritha Hill Resort Horsley Hills, Chittoor is a graceful place for accommodation in a tranquil atmosphere. Quiet surroundings and immaculate facilities ensure that the guests here enjoy a perfect holiday time. These include single and double Non A/C Cottages, A/C Suite and other amenities.
HORSLEY HILLS HARITHA HILL RESORT ROOMS TARIFF & HORSLEY HILLS HARITHA HILL RESORT ROOM OPTIONS:
There are Eight Types of Room Options Available in AP Tourism Horsley Hills Haritha Hill Resort
1) WD HORSLEY AC SUITE ROOM:- One Double Cot Bed/One King Size Bed in One Room with Small Waiting Launge:
Week-Days Tariff is Rs.7524/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.6600/- + Taxes)
Week-End Days Tariff is Rs.8152/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.7150/- + Taxes)
2) WIND FALL NON-AC 04 BEDDED ROOM:- Four Single Cot Beds/Two Double Cot Beds in One Room:
Week-Days Tariff is Rs.3078/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.2700/- + Taxes)
Week-End Days Tariff is Rs.3762/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.3300/- + Taxes)
3) WILD WINDS AC 02 BEDDED ROOM:- Two Single Cot Beds/One Double Cots Bed in One Room:
Week-Days Tariff is Rs.2794/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.2450/- + Taxes)
Week-End Days Tariff is Rs.3306/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.2900/- + Taxes)
4) GOVERNORS BUNGLOW AC 02 BEDDED ROOM:- Two Single Cot Beds/One Double Cot Bed in One Room:
Week-Days Tariff is Rs.2622/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.2300/- + Taxes)
Week-End Days Tariff is Rs.3306/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.2900/- + Taxes)
5) COTTAGE DOUBLE NON-AC 04 BEDDED ROOM:- Four Single Cot Beds/Two Double Cot Beds in One Room:
Week-Days Tariff is Rs.1938/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.1700/- + Taxes)
Week-End Days Tariff is Rs.2736/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.2400/- + Taxes)
6) WHISPER WINDS NON-AC 02 BEDDED ROOM:- Two Single Cot Beds/One Double Cots Bed in One Room:
Week-Days Tariff is Rs.1824/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.1600/- + Taxes)
Week-End Days Tariff is Rs.2508/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.2200/- + Taxes)
7) WIND WISTLE NON-AC 02 BEDDED ROOM:- Two Single Cot Beds/One Double Cots Bed in One Room:
Week-Days Tariff is Rs.1540/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.1350/- + Taxes)
Week-End Days Tariff is Rs.2110/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.1850/- + Taxes)
8) COTTAGE SINGLE NON-AC 02 BEDDED ROOM:- Two Single Cot Beds/One Double Cots Bed in One Room:
Week-Days Tariff is Rs.945/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.900/- + Taxes)
Week-End Days Tariff is Rs.1426/- per room per day (Base Tariff is Rs.1250/- + Taxes)
BOOKING RULES FOR HORSLEY HILLS HARITHA HILL RESORT RESERVATION:
Advance & Online Booking Options: You should book Minimum One Day Advance & Maximum 90 Days Advance as per Availability of Rooms
Check-Out Time: 24 Hours
Number of Persons Allowed: 02 Adults per Room (02 Children below 10 Years Complementary)
Extra Beds Option: Not Available
Extra Persons Option: Only One Extra Person per Room is Allowed with Extra Person Charges (Extra Person Charges are Rs.300/- in AC Rooms & Rs.200/- in Non AC Rooms)
Food Options: Food Charges Extra - Payable as per your order at the Restaurant
CANCELLATION RULES FOR HORSLEY HILLS HARITHA HILL RESORT RESERVATION:
1) "No Cancellation / No Refunds" if you request for cancellation within One Day / 24 Hours prior to Check-in Time / Day, and/or On Check-in Date, and/or after Check-in Time / Date,
2) "20% Cancellation Charges" If you request for cancellation within Two (02) Days (48 hours) in advance and up to One Day (24 hours) prior to the Check-in Time / Date,
3) "10% Cancellation Charges" If you request for cancellation more than Two (02) Days (48 hours) in advance prior to the Check-in Time / Date,
4) "Partial Cancellation" is allowed only for Once subject to cancellation rules as mentioned at S No.1,2,3 above (No Further Modification / No Cancellation / No Refund after One Time Modification / Partial Cancellation),
5) "Full Preponement / Full Postponement" is allowed only for Once subject to availability of rooms, in such cases, the ticket/request should be presented more than One Day (24 hours) in advance prior to the Check-in Time / Date (No Further Modification / No Cancellation / No Refund after One Time Preponement/Postponement). Partial Preponement / Partial Postponement is not allowed
6) If Your Ticket/Reservation once modified (preponed / postponed / partially cancelled) cannot be further modified and not allowed for further cancellation / modification / preponement or postponement,
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