Horsley Hills, at an elevation of 1265 m, is a hill station in south India. It is located in Andhra Pradesh in the vicinity of Madanapalle town and is famous for the Mallamma Temple and Rishi Valley School.
Another major attraction of this hill resort is the sweet fragrance of a flower, called 'Sampangi' in the local language. The atmosphere is filled with the unique smell when this golden-coloured flower drifts with the wind. The hill resort is named after W.D. Horsley, a British civil servant.
The forest area of the place is endowed with a variety of flora like shikakai, beedi leaves, red sander, reeta, amla, bay leaf, sandalwood and blue gum, among others. The region is inhabited by the Chenchu tribe and tourists can enjoy walking and trekking along the trails that pass through tribal villages.
Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary is another prominent attraction of the place, which is home to various mammals, carnivores, herbivores, reptiles and birds. Four-horned antelopes, sambars, hares, porcupines, jungle cats and wild boars can be seen in the sanctuary. The Mallamma Temple, dedicated to Goddess Mallamma, is an ancient shrine located on the top of Horsley Hills.
Another tourist attraction is the Gali Bandalu which is also known as the Windy Rock. The Environmental Park is visited by several tourists, along with the Eastern and Western viewpoints from where beautiful views of the sunset and sunrise are available.
Gurram Konda is another tourist site located between Madanapalle and Raichti and is known for its steep pathway, accessible on horseback and a small fort called Mahal. Angallu, Mogasala Marri, Kummara Palli, Vepurikota and Kothakota are some of the places that can be visited on the way to Horsley Hills.