We decided to drive up to Horsley Hills from Chennai this Christmas Weekend (24-25 Dec, 2011). We were a group of 4 families (8 adults & 2 kids) and it was one of those trips where we enjoyed ourselves to the hilt. The elevation is a mere 1290 metres above sea level and that made us underestimate the weather at this time of the year. The place was extremely cold in the night and this chillness extended till early in the morning. Considering the weather at Chennai, this of course was a welcome change.
We stayed at the APTDC Hill Resort. This probably is the only good place to stay at Horsley Hills. We took 4 rooms (2 in the Governor's Bungalow @ Rs.2310 per room inclusive of tax and 2 in the Whispering Winds building @ Rs.1575 per room inclusive of tax). The booking was done online through their website (www.aptdc.in). The check-in at the resort was easy and very quick.
The APTDC Hill Resort is situated at a very nice location. There is a view-point behind the Governor's Bungalow from where we got a birds-eye view of the mountain range. The Resort also has a good restaurant that serves spicy yet tasty Andhra food. (Buffet for lunch & room service for dinner). The resort also has a bar, a swimming pool, a health spa and a play area for kids. The resort also offers adventure sports (predominantly rope games). We tried a couple of games and it was great fun.
There is also this so-called zoo opposite the APTDC resort, which houses some malnourished caged animals. Also outside the resort we tried the mirchi bhajjis, which taste was amazing.
Overall there is nothing much to do at Horsley Hills except to just relax. We went to Horsley Hills with low expectations and we were not disappointed. Rather we celebrated our decision to go there. Horsley Hills and the APTDC Hill Resort there, gave us an unique experience. My recommendation, go for it!!
- Also Known As:
- Aptdc Haritha Hotel Chittoor
- APTDC Haritha Resort Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh