Enugu Mallamma Temple near Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh

Horsley Hills Sri Enugu Mallamma Temple is a famous tribal Goddess temple present on Horsley Hills.

This ancient Shakti temple is at a distance of around 150 km from Tirupatii and can be reached easily by road via Madanapalle.

Horsley Hills Andhra Ooty Yenugu Mallamma Temple

Madanapalle town is at a distance of 27 km from Horsley Hills in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh state. Devotees frequently visit this temple to seek blessings from the Goddess and fulfill their desires.

Enugu Mallamma Temple Overview:

According to ancient legend, the hill was once called Enugu Mallamma Konda where a holy lady called Mallamma who was fed and protected by a sacred Elephant lived atop the hill. Hence, the hill got its name from "Enugu" which stands for "Elephant".

Goddess Enugu Mallamma in Horsley Hills

Mallamma used to treat the local tribal people with the herbs on the hill. People considered her as Goddess and built a temple for her after she disappeared from that place.

Temple Timings:

Monday to Sunday from 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM

Enugu Mallamma Temple-Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills Overview:

Horsley Hills is best suited for one day sightseeing as well as for night stay. It is a best place to get relaxation from routine city noise and pollution.

Enugu Mallamma Konda Temple | Horsley Hills

Tourists can find Eucalyptus gum trees, Gulmohar, natural sandal wood, Jacaranda, Mohogony, and many other exotic trees at Horsley Hills.

Visitors can enjoy a host of facilities like Swimming Pool, Massage Centre, Health Club, Conference Hall, Bar and Restaurant at the hills.

Ooty of Andhra Pradesh | Horsley Hills Photos

Remember there is no ATM or Fuel Station at Horsley hills so carry some cash and fill the tank if you are coming by vehicle.

Interesting Facts about Horsley Hills:

Yenugu Mallama Konda (Enugu Mallama Konda) is the local name of Horsley Hills and was discovered by W.D. Horsley, a European civil servant in the year 1870.

Yenugu Mallama Konda | Horsley Hills

W.D. Horsley is the collector of Kadapa District, who was very much impressed by the beauty of this hill, made this cool spot as his summer residence.

The Governor of Andhra Pradesh uses the Governors Bungalow at Horsley hills as his summer residence.

Horsley Hills reaches a height of 1290 m (4,230 ft) above sea level.

Horsley Hills temperature is delightful and quite cool with temperatures being 18 Degree Celsius cooler than the low plains around.

Horsley Hills is also called as Andhra Ooty.

Best Time to Visit:

Best time to visit Sri Enugu Mallamma Temple and Horsley Hills is between November to May and is a perfect destination for a full day trip with the family and friends.

Popular Places to Visit in Horsley Hills:

  1. Horsley Hills View Point
  2. Enugu Mallamma Temple
  3. Horsley Hills Zoo and Museum
  4. Gangotri Lake
  5. Gali Banda
  6. Rishi Valley School

Food and Accommodation:

Devotees can book online for accommodation at Haritha Hill Resort managed by AP Tourism Development Corporation. The resort has several accommodation options to suite the budget of the visitors.

Horsley Hills | Summer Hill Resort in Andhra Pradesh

Horsley Hills Haritha Resort Swimming Pools

There are smaller private guest houses and few shops present in the hill offering Coffee, Tea and traditional snacks. Visitors can get good lodges and hotels for a short stay at nearby Madanapalle town.

How to Reach Horsley Hills Temple:

One has to reach Madanapalle town and from there they can take a Bus or hire a Taxi to reach Horshley Hills and the temple.

Horsley Hills Chittoor | Horsley Hills images

By Bus:

Horsley Hills has direct bus facility from Madanapalle town. Madanapalle has very good road links from Bangalore, Tirupati, Hyderabad, Kadapa and Chennai city.

By Train:

The nearest railway station is present at a distance of about 40 km from Madanapalle town.

The station has good connectivity with popular cities like Chittoor, Hyderabad, Tirupati and Guntakal.

By Plane:

The nearest international airport is present at Bangalore at a distance of about 144 km from Horsley Hills.

Nearby Tourist Places:

1. Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple

2. Thondavada Agastheeswara Swami Temple

Enugu Mallamma Temple Route Map:

Author Note:

I enjoyed a lot at Horsley Hills in my one day trip with my family members.

I tried to cover most of the information from various sources and I hope it will be helpful for the readers.

Please share your Horsley Hills experiences with us in the comments section.


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