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Bangalore to Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills is a small hill station located in AP. Our search for a relaxing weekend getaway led us to Horsley hills which is just 135 KMs from my home in Bangalore. Here's a photo tour...

We started from Bangalore around 8:30 AM and soon we were cruising on the straight narrow road with interesting rocky hills splattered all around...


Our first stop was on the Hoskote-Chintamani road, where we had breakfast that we had brought along. From left to right is Dad, me, Rohan, Mom and Manju. Nishant is clicking...


That's Nishant...








Nishant and Rohan...


Roads become narrower but manageable because of negligible traffic... 


Saw a sheep with her octuplets...





Entered AP state to find tomato and papaya farmlands on both sides of the road...


The ascend to Horsley hill top has seven hairpin bends. The view all along is stunning...








We reached the Hill Resort at the top of Horsley Hills at around noon. We checked in to our rooms at Whisper Winds...


After an Andhra buffet lunch (spicy!) at the APTDC restaurant we headed out to explore the area...


There are many stunning View Points from where you can get good birds eye view of the valley and surrounding hills...





Galibanda View Point is a beautiful rocky hilltop...


Wind was really wild here. But our guys just loved it...


Feeling the wind in your hair is fun...













The view from top...










Nishant tried his newly acquired swimming skills...







Rohan was reluctant to get in the pool initially...


But he had good fun with his grandpa...


Later in the evening we walked along the scenic curvy roads...




Some Jungle Babblers were active...




















The day ended with petting a Rose-ringed parakeet...


















Next day, I braved the early morning chill to see the glorious sunrise...













The wind at the Sunrise Point was wilder. It can blow you away if your not careful...





Nishant at the adventure zone called Freakouts...








Nishant rode an ATV...











There's a small zoo at Horsley Hills. Manju feeding black bucks...










Peacock...
















Another View Point...






















Plumeria flower...









Jumping Spider...


I hope you liked the post. Do let me know your feedback in the comments section below...




35 comments:

  1. This looks like an ideal family vacation in a beautiful area and with plenty to do to keep your sons happy too. The sunrise photos are wonderful and I like the photos of the wind blowing so strong in your wife's hair.

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  2. You had a great time!Stunning pictures!Best wishes!

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  3. Those eyes of the jungle babblers are magnificent. Thanks for linking on today at I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  4. Stunning photographs and beautiful scenery. I'm not sure I'd like driving on some of those hairpin bends though!

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  5. Beautiful post. Stunning pics.

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  6. Hello, your photos are beautiful. You have a lovely family, very photogenic too. Gorgeous scenery and views, love the sky photos and the birds. Great post! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead!

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  7. That open road with the mountain shot is great, and there are some lovely shots of you and the wind but the absolute winner is that spider! Those eyes! How magnificent!

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  8. Looks like you had a lovely outing to Horsey Hills with your family and parents - You are great at catching their characteristics! Striking images of your wife with her hair in the wind, and fun with the parrot:) Your youngest son asking (Can I....? Please, please, please) your wife is adorable! The one who caught you and your wife has definitely talent:) The birds (and peacock) and the landscape are magnificent! Wow, what a post - many thanks for sharing it with All Seasons! Have a great week:) Jesh

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  9. I enjoyed looking at photos of your family trip, thank you very much. Your sons will have wonderful memories about the time, no doubt, when they're old and grey. :-) Love the photos of them in the wind, especially.

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  10. You had a wonderful time, thanks for sharing. Your family pictures were a treasure. - Margy

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  11. Looks like it's a pleasant drive to Horsley Hills. And the place with it's Nandi-Hills-like views looks lovely.
    Great portraits, there. :)

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  12. Lovely photos, and what a lovely family you have.
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  13. Absolute paradise! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with us. You have a beautiful family. Looks like everyone had a fantastic time.
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  14. Such beautiful photos! It looks like a really nice time was had by all.

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  15. Great place to visit. Wish I had been with you. Your wife is gorgeous.

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  16. Another collection of wonder-filled photos. Thank you!

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  17. Such wonderful photos from a very memorable trip, I'm sure! The family seem to have enjoyed a lot and you got some stunning shots as usual of the family and especially Manju, who looks fabulous! Keep the pics coming, Shiju and take a bow for this amazing collection of snapshots.

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  18. Fun written all over with fantastic photos
    Pretty muse there :)
    Loved the sunrise pic......

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  19. What gorgeous scenery and adorable animals, the baby goats are just too cute! It certainly looks like everybody had a great time :)

    Great post on 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks for linking up!


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  20. Gorgeous photos of your holidays ! You must have enjoyed them very much !

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  21. So good to see the scenes and the family too. In Sydney we have a road called Horsley Road ...maybe that's what its name came from.

    Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. Next week's optional prompt is 35/51 Share Your Snaps #7 2/9/19 and I hope you will join in. Denyse.

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    1. W.D. Horsley, a British collector, built his home around 1870 after whom it is named.

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  22. In that first collage photo my eye saw birds and plumeria and I was in heaven. Looked like a great day for a trip!

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  23. The shots come alive. Such a colorful crew, including the birds! I love those umbrellas seats at the edge of the view.

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  24. Nice, great, beautiful and great photos!

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  25. Such a wonderful trip with the family <3.Thank you for sharing some magic moments and for all the lovely images with the surrounding nature!

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  26. Wow, so many beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing with us on Communal global linky <3

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  27. Manju looks wonderful and I know you enjoyed this time with your family. Thank you for linking up!

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  28. You have so many wonderful photos here. It looks like you and all your family had a fabulous trip.

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  29. Hello, this is a great post. Your photos are always beautiful. Love the critters. The Parakeet is beautiful, the Jungle Babbler is a cute bird. The Jumping Spider photo is amazing. Looks like a fun family trip! Thanks for sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank you for the visit and comment.

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  30. What a beautiful post! Will pass along to my friend who will be traveling to Bangalore soon. I feel as if I've just had a mini-vacation now! #SeniSal

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  31. Nice diary with wonderful photos. Some are really great.
    Maybe too many photos in one post, but that's my opinion.

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  32. I loved to see photos of your family <3 Beautiful get together you had!

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