Horsley Hills is one of the top hill stations near Bangalore at a distance of 166 km and situated at an altitude of 1265 meters. The old name of Horsley Hills was Yenugu Mallamma Konda. The scenic beauty of Horsley Hill is exciting and full of vegetation and wild animals. While travelling across the road you can find different varieties of trees like Eucalyptus, Jacaranda, Allamanda, Gulmohar, Reeta, Amla, Beedi leaves, Blue Gum and Sandalwood. Wild animals like bears, wild dogs, jungle fowl, sambar and panthers are also sheltered in the forest here. You can try the adventure sports like rappelling and trekking. The weather of Horsley Hills is pleasant throughout the year and it can be visited anytime of the year.
Best time to Visit
November to May
Types of car suited
You can choose SUV 4X4 Drive like Renault Duster and Toyota Fortuner. These cars are built to handle worst stretches of the roads. If you want to travel hassle free, then you can check out self-driving car rental options from Volercars. We provide you the best price along with exciting deals. Opt for freedom and flexibility to self-drive the car of your choice.
Important Places to Visit
View Point - View Point is located at a distance of 200 m from Horsley Hills Bus stand offering the great view of valleys, hillocks and dense forests. You can't miss the sunset from this point; dipping sun is magical from this area as it seems to be going down in the valley.
Mallamma Temple - Mallamma Temple is one of the ancient temples located on the top of the Horsley Hills. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Mallamma and people come here to visit this place for this ancient beauty. During festive season devotees flock to this temple in huge numbers every year.
Gangotri Lake - Gangotri Lake is a small lake situated on Horsley Hills which is filled with rain water during the monsoons. The lake is surrounded by large vegetation of Eucalyptus trees which offers serene look to the location. During the summer season the lake mostly dries up. You can spend your time by enjoying the beauty of Gangotri lake which is so natural.
Horsley Hills Zoo - This is a small zoo park with few animals including peacocks, rabbits, pigeons, monkeys and crocodiles. The location of zoo is covered with thick vegetation and is a nice place to visit with the kids.