Nandi Hills Tourism

Nandi Hills Tourism

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Nandi Hills is known for weekend trip near by Bangalore city in Karnataka District. I think almost all bangalore citizens and softwares likes to visit this place atleast once. You will feel heaven life at the clowd level on top of the hills and feels like you are a god when looking at near by locations from the top. Place is very green and pleasant with nature Road to Hill Peak point is in very good condition. I prefer bike riding to Nandi Hills, we can have full site view.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: I suggest you get some packaged food before starting to Nandi Hills, because you won\'t find any big hotels there except small Baddi shops.

SIte seeing will make you pleasant and relaxed.

These no shopping on top of the hill.

Activities & things to do: Its a place for kids to enjoy like any thing. If any kid went there i think we cannot stop them and no need to worry, because place is safe and secure.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nandi Hills is located in Karnataka District 64 KMs away from Bangalore main City.

We started from Marathahalli, Bangalore.
Marathahalli - > Hebbal -> Airport - > i think after 6 KMs from Airport you can see Board showing Left to Nandi Hills. take left from there and enjoy the riding in nice road covered by very tall trees. Drive 10 KMs from there then one juction will come showing that Nandini Hills is 12 KMs. From Here you can see Nandi Hills and hill climbing (driving) will start. Follow the stait road for 4 KMs then take right. Its a starting Point of Nandi Hills.
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Siddharth Shanbhogue
  • Siddharth Shanbhogue
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 photos
  • 1 Review

"A short relaxing trip to cloud 9"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
One of the most beautiful places I've been to! Just over 80Km from RVCE (65-70 from Center of City), this is a beautiful place to visit. The star attraction is the amazing view, and the Old Nandi Temple, and the fort ruins. There are some....... More
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Nittin Mittal
  • Nittin Mittal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 136 photos
  • 136 Reviews

"Into the clouds..!!!"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 7 months ago
One of the best places near Bangalore that I have been to. It took me 3 hrs to reach there from Bangalore on cab. The gate opens early morning at 5:45 am. After reaching on the top there is entry fee. Once you reach the top you can feel....... More
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Subrahmanyam Chillakuru
  • Subrahmanyam Chillakuru
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews

"weekend Relax"

  • Posted 10 months ago
Its located near by 50 km from Bangalore. weekend can get more relaxation. can go by family, couple, school children. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Karnataka state has started the hotel in nandi hills.also bar is available, no shopping,....... More
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Sasi Ratan
  • Sasi Ratan
  • 2 Reviews

"Awesome Place"

  • Posted 11 months ago
Paradise on earth, for those who seek the 'special' place to spend with a special someone or who just seek peace and quiet. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Rooms at the corner are usually bigger with the same price. However, it'll be a bit....... More
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Chandra shekar Biradar
  • Chandra shekar Biradar
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 2 Reviews

"nandi hills review"

  • Posted 1 year ago
it was very good , and there is a fort and temple in nandi hills, the good thing is its very pleasent area without noise , there were many monkeys , but they didnt harm as we can feed monkeys with biscuts or watever u give they eat , there is....... More
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Nandi Hills Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Nandi Hills, also known as Nandidurg, is an ancient hill fortress, which served numerous dynasties in the yesteryears. Located in the Chikballapur district of Karnataka state, the destination stands at 4,851 feet (1,479 metre) above sea level.

Tourists can reach the destination from the diverged road on the National Highway 7 after Devanahalli town. From the diversion, it takes a ride of 30 minutes (20 km) to reach Nandi Hills. The ancient fortress of Nandi Hills or Nandidurg is an anglicised form of Nandidurg and Nandydroog, lying at distance of 60 kilometres from the Bangalore city centre.

According to the legend, the name Nandi Hills originated from the shape of a hill, which resembles a sleeping bull. During Chola rule, it was known as Ananda Giri, meaning 'The Hill of Happiness'. Moreover, the place is associated with Yoga Nandeeshwara, who performed penance.

A 1,200 year old Dravidian Nandi temple positioned on the hill is one of the premier tourist attractions of Nandi Hills. One of the oldest temples of Karnataka was constructed in the ninth century, which is carved in the rock. The temple comprises two complexes, the first one features three deity sculptures and the other one houses a beautiful Kalyani pond.

The foundation stone of the temple was laid by the Banas in the ninth century. Thereafter, the Cholas constructed the roof of the temple in 11th century. The complex also features a marriage hall that was built by the Hoysalas in the 13th century. The wall of the complex was erected by the Vijayanagar kings. The highlights of the temple are the elegant stone carvings on the walls and ceilings.

In another historic event, the fort of Nandi Hills was attacked by troops of Cornwallis on 19 October, 1791 declaring war with Tipu Sultan of Mysore. Among major sightseeing attractions of the destination are Amrita Sarovar Lake, Tipu's Drop and Sir Mark Cubbon's bungalow.

During Dussehra, devotees visit in large numbers to pay homage at the historic temple. Besides, the festival is celebrated with pomp and show, featuring artistic performances by locals.

Nandi Hills has moderate climatic conditions round the year; therefore, it can be visited any time of the year. However, due to intermittent rainfall during June to August because of south-west monsoons, visit to Nandi Hills is not much favoured.

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