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Old 22nd August 2008, 00:48   #16
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Believe me! You never want to visit Horsley Hills. Bad place, bad service, bad food. . .
It isn't that 'bad'. The right company can make all the difference. Atleast, the weather is cool, for a start!.
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Old 22nd August 2008, 11:25   #17
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Believe me! You never want to visit Horsley Hills. Bad place, bad service, bad food. . .
I dont know when you went last, but when were there for the Madras Bulls anniversary, the service was excellent, the rooms were in superb shape.

Some friends who visited the place after that said it was further renovated and had also become slightly more expensive.

there isnt much to do in Horsley Hills, except chill.

@Nick: Superb snaps, keep 'em coming.
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I dont know when you went last, but when were there for the Madras Bulls anniversary, the service was excellent, the rooms were in superb shape.

Some friends who visited the place after that said it was further renovated and had also become slightly more expensive.

there isnt much to do in Horsley Hills, except chill.

@Nick: Superb snaps, keep 'em coming.
The room rate starts at Rs.1000 which i thought was steep. My friends who have been there before said that they saw an improvement in Horseley Hills. I liked the place. Thanks!.
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Part VI of this travelog sees us driving through the Red Hills area bordering AP and TN. At first, i was going 'why?', but after driving through i was bowled over. So much serenity quite close to Chennai and i shouldn't be publicizing it , really!. Let's keep it that way, shall we?.
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Part VII of this road trip concludes our drive through the beautiful, in my opinion , drive through the 'Red Hills' area . We saw this huge marble monstrosity in the middle of nowhere. Can anyone enlighten me as to what this building is?.The last two photos are of NH-5 driving towards Chennai.
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Part VIII concludes this roadtrip driving on NH-5 to Chennai. The views along the way. I find joy in capturing the simplest of things. The open road is a beacon for all us 'motorheads'. Thanx for watching!.
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Interesting snaps. Looks great and looks like a worth while to drive through these roads.
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Hey nick, Nice pics dude. Are there still some parts left out? And that bus, did the driver drive into the fields? Looks terrible. Hope nobody is injured.
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@nickatnite,
No offence,
but i think you should have added some detailed writeup about places you visited.
After going thru this thread, i still not sure where the horsely hills, kone falls and red hills are?
Adding some more pics of actual sites rather than just roads would have added some spice.
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Nick, Am planning to do this route for the 2nd Oct weekend. Can you share some more details like
1. Total Distance covered
2. Accomodation at Horsely hills - how to and cost
3. Road conditions and Fuel availability (I have a Diesel car)
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Acco. at Horsely hills is cheap. You should probably get in touch with the AP Toursim guest house there.
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Nick, Am planning to do this route for the 2nd Oct weekend. Can you share some more details like
1. Total Distance covered
2. Accomodation at Horsely hills - how to and cost
3. Road conditions and Fuel availability (I have a Diesel car)
To answer your questions:

1. 647kms roundtrip
2. Like Neoranjit said, AP Tourism is the only stay of choice. Rates start at Rs1000 for a double bed.
3. Road conditions excellent throughout, which was a surprise. Diesel availability might be a problem, but no shortage of petrol stations.

Enjoy the trip. The drive from Chittoor to Horseley Hills is very scenic and the weather is cool. Horseley Hills to Tirupati road is also quite scenic. I liked the Red Hills drive the best!.
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Nice pics Nick! So what car did you take along? The BMW or the SX4 or the Santro?
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