The famous hill resort of Andhra Pradesh, Horsley Hills is an enthralling, charming little hill station. It is a beautiful summer resort with luxurious vegetation and rich fauna. Named after WD Horsley, the then collector of Kadapa District, these hills are situated at an altitude of 1,265m from the sea-level. It is said that WD Horsley built himself a bungalow to escape the heat waves from the plains during summer.
About 50kms from Horsley hills, towards Madanapalle, there is Gurramkonda. It’s a fort said to be built by the Golconda Sultans and stands about 500 feet high. The three sides of the fort consist of perpendicular cliffs. Some local legend has it that the name was derived from the fact that a horse was guarding the fort and that place was unconquerable so long as the horse remained there. It makes a beautiful place to visit.