A drive in the clouds, Horsley Hills

While at Rishi Valley, on one morning after breakfast, we drove up Horsley Hills, which is not too far away from the campus. That morning, it was cloudy, with mild drizzles, and the entire landscape was beautiful. We knew it could only get prettier as climbed up the hills.

Horsley Hills - Chitra Aiyer Photography

The view from one of the vista points – the valley and the hills at a distance. Beautiful expanse of clouds and greenery lay ahead of us.

Horsley Hills - Chitra Aiyer Photography

Ae we started climbing up the narrow, pretty roads, we noticed how low the clouds were. The clouds were also heavy and filled with moisture.

Horsley Hills - Chitra Aiyer Photography

The entire drive is very scenic. It is surrounded throughout its entire length with dense growths of eucalyptus, jacaranda, allamanda and gulmohar trees. The drive, at times, reminded me of the drive up the Mysore chamundi hills, and most of the times of the drive up the Thirumala hills, Tirupathi.

Horsley Hills - Chitra Aiyer Photography

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As we reached the top, the clouds enveloped us. We were literally driving through the clouds. The kids thought it was way cool, that we could actually do something like that.

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At the top is the AP tourism dept run resort, supposedly good. We wouldnt know. There is also an “environmental park”. The board said that they housed a crocodile park inside. So, we went in. How not worth it that visit was. The animals on “display” should simply be let go. And I dont know why this silly excuse of a small zoo is called an environmental park! Anyway, we walked around a little till we spotted the almost invisible crocodile. It was just one, and it was well under the muddy rain water. Please, if you ever go to Horsley hills, do skip the visit to this “park”.

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The hill itself was however, very beautiful and so was the drive. We liked the dreamy settings of that cloudy morning.


3 Responses to “A drive in the clouds, Horsley Hills”

  1. Love all the misty shots…and the interesting name!

  2. OMG ! beautiful.

  3. I had been to that area but not exactly there. What was the month of your visit? Such misty looks. :-)

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