Horsely Hills, Madanapalle

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Horsley Hills is a very popular summer hill resort situated near the town of Madanapalle in Andhra Pradesh. The resort is at an easily accessible distance from major cities of the south like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Tirupati. In fact, the place sees a large influx of tourists from these areas during the months of April and May when summer heat is at its peak. This scenic hill station provides much needed respite from the hot weather.

The hills station was previously known as Yenugu Mallamma Konda. The place was named after a small girl called Mallamma who was looked after by the elephants ever since she was a baby. She would care for the sick people of the nearby tribes. When she disappeared suddenly one day the tribal people decided to build a temple for her. Later the name of the hill station was changed after a British Officer, W.D. Horsley, who made it his summer resort by constructing two houses, the Karachi Room and the Milk Bungalow.


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