Sunday In My City – Horsley Hills

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Welcome to this edition of Sunday In My City, an Unknown Mami event I really look forward to, on Sundays because of the lovely places and perceptions I get to see.

During the week gone by, we made a lovely two day trip to Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh, which is about 150 kilometres from Bangalore. The trip was an impromptu one, triggered after I browsed nearby destinations and came upon this blog. We left at 7 am on 4th Oct, reached there around 12.30 ish in the afternoon after stopping over to see sights en route and stayed the night at Horsley Hills. We started back home around 12 noon on 5th Oct and again, after stopping en route to see some temples, returned home pleasantly tired around 6 pm. All in all, a wonderful two-day break. Here are a few pictures:

Lovely yellow flowers

VidyaSury Tree

Guy selling glass bangles at the temple on the way. I got my set of eighteen

VidyaSury bangle guy VidyaSury bangles

On the way up in our quest for a little temple.

VidyaSury more yellow

The path to the temple

VidyaSury path VidyaSury path2

Stopping to smell the flowers


I could keep gazing at these for a long long time

VidyaSury nature

Waiting for the sun to set. Caught a ray between a rock and a hard place 😉

VidyaSury waiting for the sun to set

The sun…has gone….to bed….and….so….must….I

VidyaSury sunset

Vidur and I, on the rocks

VidyaSury on the rocks

My happy feet that travelled

VidyaSury happyfeet

Okay…I must confess I got more than 200 pictures from our trip ….but lets go over to Unknown Mami’s now and thence, to all the other gorgeous blogs.

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  • Reply
    Mitr Friend - Bhushavali
    October 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Vidya,
    Am so glad you visited Horsley Hills.
    Thanks for the mention.
    You’ve got fabulous pics…
    I love each and every shot you’ve uploaded…
    Bhusha’s Travelogue
    Fashion Panache

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    Tara R.
    October 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Such beautiful views walking up to the temple. The vistas from the top are gorgeous.

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    Vidya Sury
    October 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks, Bhushavali – in fact, reading your account of your visit is what decided the trip for us.

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    Vidya Sury
    October 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you, Tara. You know, we actually did not make it as far as the temple even though we only had to go a bit further. The bushes were too dense to pass through 🙂

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    Keetha Broyles
    October 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    What a lovely outing! I LIKE the bangles!

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    Laurie Matherne
    October 10, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Nice pictures, Vidya. We have similar yellow flowers in Honduras.

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    Someone is Special
    October 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Very beautiful pics and views.. Love it VS..

    Someone is Special

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    Vidya Sury
    October 10, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Thank you, Keetha. We had a fabulous time!

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    Vidya Sury
    October 10, 2011 at 3:39 am

    @Saravana – thanks. Have you been there? Btw…your blog is looking gorgeous.

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    Vidya Sury
    October 10, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Thank you, Laurie. That whole place had different types of foliage that was delightful. 🙂 I loved your post, too.

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    LL Cool Joe
    October 10, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I wouldn’t have been stopping to smell the flowers, I would have been stopping to catch my breath! Looks a long way up!

    Lovely photos and thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂

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    Vidya Sury
    October 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    @LL Cool Joe – Well – it was a long way off, I was definitely outta shape for that kind of sprinting up – and I cleverly left out the pictures where I was catching my breath. By the way, I loved your post – and your title 🙂 Years ago I would drive my mom nuts listening to “I need Love” all day. Oh, I enjoy listening to it once in a while, even now, thanks to knowing the lyrics by rote :-D.

    Thank YOU for visiting!

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    October 11, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Seems you had a great break!
    It’s too long ago we visited India, I miss your yummy food, kind people…
    One question: do you take the bangles off when having a shower or do you wear them every day? I know, I’m too curious and practical! 🙂

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    Vidya Sury
    October 11, 2011 at 9:12 am

    @BLOGitse, thanks for visiting. When you visit again, you are welcome home. About the bangles – no, I don’t wear them regularly. I wear them only when they match my clothes – but the trip was an exception because the guy selling them was so nice. If I wore them regularly, I’d break them in no time, as they are made of glass.

    I normally don’t wear much jewelry – except a thick copper anklet on my left ankle, a ring on my finger and a nose stud 🙂 The optionals when there are visitors or when we go out are earrings, bangles and matching chains/necklaces around the neck. Again, I hope you visit our country again!

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    Unknown Mami
    October 11, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I love the yellows and the bangles that you got are great. Also, I happen to be a big fan of red shoes.

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    Vidya Sury
    October 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    @Unknown Mami – I love my red shoes. Tried getting another pair, but the ones I saw were too expensive. So I’ve made do with another orange/red kinda checks thingy. Sigh. I LOVE red.

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    My Inner Chick
    October 12, 2011 at 3:40 am

    —i’m checking to see if this works! x

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    Vidya Sury
    October 12, 2011 at 3:42 am

    You darling, you, Kim! I got worried.

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    Sri Ram
    October 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks for the inputs and wonderful pictures.
    Can you please let us know as to where you statyed overnight. resort/hotel etc.,

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      Vidya Sury
      October 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Hi Sriram! We stayed at the Haritha Hills Resorts – an APTDC government hotel. It was excellent. You can check it out and book online here: . A fantastic south Indian breakfast was included in what we booked. We went in October – so great weather – Left one morning from Bangalore and took the route via Madanapalle, had lunch in Madanapalle and arrived in Horsley Hills around 1.30 pm. Checked in, saw the sights around and left the next day at 12 noon to return to Bangalore via Kolar.

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    October 7, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Wonderful images and great write up. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience in Horsley hills, very nice.

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    January 16, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    great article. your post may feel me that we all leave in a creative world i really enjoyed your post so much thanks for sharing

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